Info Sessions for IHC Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Thursday, November 12, 2020 9:30 AM

Apply to participate in the Public Humanities Graduate Fellows Program through the Interdisciplinary Humanities Center (IHC)! This fellowship is designed to prepare students for careers as dynamic, socially engaged humanists within and beyond the academy. 

About the Fellowship
Through seminars, practical experience, and a capstone project, Public Humanities Graduate Fellows become conversant with the history, theories, and methods of public humanities. They gain insight into the social reach and relevance of their scholarship and learn how to be publicly engaged academics. Graduate Fellows will also have the opportunity to use their skills in a variety of social and professional environments, including museums and other cultural institutions, government, education administration, and non-profit organizations.

The program consists of three components: two seminars, a practicum, and a capstone presentation.

Seminars: “History and Theory of Public Humanities” and “Skills for the Public Sphere” address the history, theories, methods, and practice associated with public humanities. Fellows must complete both courses before beginning their practicum.

Practicum: Either an internship or a fellow-designed community project that enables students to work with a community partner to address an identified organizational need. Community partners include cultural organizations and foundations, community centers, governmental offices, community colleges, and K-12 schools.

Capstone: Fellows will deliver a public presentation about their training, work, and identity as a public humanist.

View this interactive program guide to learn more.

Information Sessions
The IHC will also offer two information sessions about how to prepare for a publicly engaged career within and beyond the academy. Register here for these sessions.

Tuesday, November 17 from 3-4PM

Wednesday, November 18 from 12-1PM

How to Apply
Ph.D. students in good standing from the Divisions of Humanities and Fine Arts and Social Sciences are eligible to participate at any stage of their graduate studies.  For questions, contact Erin Nerstad.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Apply to the Fellowship here.