|Welcome to our website, your online community for the
humanities in Central Texas and the World! Here you can learn
about our programs and other opportunities in our area that will enrich
your life. Click Sara Speaks to hear from Sara Mackie, our director, about our latest news and events.
Institute for the Humanities at Salado is a non-profit corporation
offering educational programs and conferences in the disciplines of the
humanities for its members and the general public. The Institute
provides life-long learning opportunities to explore the ideas, history,
literature and values that make up the human story. The purpose of the
Institute is to increase knowledge, to stretch minds and to foster
compassion in light of our rapidly changing world. Its goals are
to promote the exchange of ideas and the search for wisdom.
The Programs of the Salado Institute
consist of seminars and lecture/discussions throughout the year, organized around a single topic.
The Brochures of
the Institute list the programs in each topic. In addition, there are special events such as trips, tours, and public lectures.
We have also conducted symposia
on topics of major interest. Publications
and recordings are available for purchase.
Some past program topics have included "Media and American Identity",
"Science and Spirit: Our Place in the Cosmos," "The Wisdom Within Us,
"Facing Evil" and "The Poetry of Listening". Although the programs are
varied in their approach, the Institute consistently serves as a forum
for its members to interact with outstanding speakers who challenge them
to think beyond the everyday.
Once you have learned more About
the Salado Institute , we hope you will want to join our
organization and experience the mind-expanding opportunities we offer in
Central Texas. Membership
and Program registration forms are
available on this website, or you may
Contact Us for more information.
Check out our Links to Other Sites
from Other Organizations
for information about Salado, Texas and about other organizations in our
"At a time in human history when values are being questioned and
basic assumptions are being reassessed, when moral conflicts rise
unbidden in almost every area of life, we will continue to offer
opportunities for enlightenment and understanding."
Dr. Harry A. Wilmer, Institute founder