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NEH creates new “public scholar” grant program supporting popular scholarly book in the humanities


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WASHINGTON (December 1, 2014) — The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) today announced a new grant opportunity that encourages the publication of nonfiction books that apply serious humanities scholarship to subjects of general interest and appeal.

The new NEH Public Scholar awards support well-researched books in the humanities conceived and written to reach a broad readership. Books supported through this program might present a narrative history, tell the stories of important individuals, analyze significant texts, provide a synthesis of ideas, revive interest in a neglected subject, or examine the latest thinking on a topic. Most importantly, they should open up important and appealing subjects for wider audiences by presenting significant humanities topics in a way that is accessible to general readers.

“At the Endowment we take very seriously the idea, expressed in our founding legislation, that the humanities belong to all the people of the United States,” said NEH Chairman William D. Adams.  “In announcing the new Public Scholar program we hope to challenge humanities scholars to think creatively about how specialized research can benefit a wider public.”

The NEH Public Scholar program represents a long-term commitment at NEH to encourage scholarship in the humanities for general audiences. The grant program forms part of a new agency-wide initiative, The Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square, which seeks to demonstrate and enhance the role and significance of the humanities and humanities scholarship in public life.

The Public Scholar program is open to both independent scholars and individuals affiliated with scholarly institutions. It offers a stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of six to twelve months. The maximum stipend is $50,400 for a twelve-month period. Applicants must have previously published a book or monograph with a university or commercial press, or articles and essays that reach a wide readership.

Application guidelines and a list of F.A.Q.’s for the Public Scholar program are available online at The application deadline for the first cycle of Public Scholar grants is March 3, 2015.

National Endowment for the Humanities: Created in 1965 as an independent federal agency, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports research and learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities by funding selected, peer-reviewed proposals from around the nation. Additional information about the National Endowment for the Humanities and its grant programs is available at:


Posted: Feb 06, 2015


La Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme
Deadline: 31 March 2014

La Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, in partnership with the Andrew Mellon Foundation, is launching the Transatlantic Collaboration Program in Digital Humanities. This program (2013-2016) supports exchanges of senior researchers, grants for PhD and post-docs between European and US universities in the following topics: analysis of corpora, critical electronic books, studies of networked contemporary literary life, and e-learning.

Call for proposals is available at:

Prior to submission, please contact the FMSH program secretary at

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Posted: Dec 04, 2013

David B. Larson Fellowship in Health and Spirituality

The John W. Kluge Center, Library of Congress
Deadline: April 17, 2014

A post-doctoral fellowship in the field of health and spirituality, made possible by a generous endowment from the International Center for the Integration of Health and Spirituality (ICIHS), the fellowship is named in honor of the Center’s late founder, David B. Larson, an epidemiologist and psychiatrist, who focused on potentially relevant but understudied factors which might help in prevention, coping, and recovering from illness. The fellowship is designed to continue Dr. Larson’s legacy of promoting meaningful, scholarly study of these two important and increasingly interrelated fields. It seeks to encourage the pursuit of scholarly excellence in the scientific study of the relation of religiousness and spirituality to physical, mental, and social health.

For more information, visit:

Posted: Mar 30, 2014

Visiting Fellowships on “Monsters and Monstrosity” at Institute for Humanities Research, Arizona State University

Institute for Humanities Research
Arizona State University
Deadline: 16 February 2015

Visiting Fellowships – Spring 2016 – “Monsters and Monstrosity.” Marking the multi-year celebration of the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the 2015-2016 IHR Fellows Program will investigate what the eruption or suppression of the monstrous shows us about ourselves and our possibilities as humans, and what the warnings, disruptions, and abjections of the monstrous show us about our restless cultural imaginary. The concept of monstrosity should be understood here as widely as possible. We invite humanities scholars (tenured or tenure-track) to apply for this fellowship to conduct research projects from multiple disciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives that illuminate and enrich our understanding of how monstrosity, abjection, and the ugly inform the practices of culture, history, and memory. Fellows contribute to the general enrichment of humanities scholarship through seminars and public lectures as well as regular meetings with other Fellows. The one-semester Visiting Fellowships (January through May) include a stipend of $25,000, an office, and support services.

Contact: Jennifer Quincey,

URL for more info:

Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Postdoctoral Associate in the Public Humanities at Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere


Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
University of Florida, Gainesville
Deadline: 15 March 2015

The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at the University of Florida (in Gainesville, Florida) is delighted to welcome applications for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate in the Public Humanities for a one-year in-residence term beginning in August 2015. We are especially interested in candidates with a history of community-engaged scholarship combined with an interest in developing educational resources and programs that cultivate both academic and general audiences.

The post-doctoral associate will join the Center’s Acting Director, program coordinators, and vibrant community of scholars and community partners in growing the Center’s public humanities programming. The successful candidate is expected to spend roughly two-thirds of the appointment on these activities and devote at least one-third of the appointment to their own scholarship. While there is no teaching commitment, there may be an opportunity to teach a course/seminar should the associate wish to do so under separately negotiated terms.

To ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by March 15, 2015.


Posted: Feb 06, 2015

TORCH-Mellon Doctoral Studentships on Medieval Interpretation of Natural Phenomena

Oxford Research Center in the Humanities
University of Oxford
Deadline: 7 April 2015

Two TORCH-Mellon Doctoral Studentships offered
‘The mental and material laboratory of 13th Century Science’ 

Applicants are sought for two DPhil studentships as part of an interdisciplinary project on ‘The mental and material laboratory of 13th Century Science’ at the University of Oxford.

This project seeks to understand the medieval interpretation of natural phenomena though interdisciplinary collaboration between two DPhil students, with backgrounds in the sciences and humanities. Our current understanding of medieval science is underpinned by interpretations of surviving manuscripts. However, a true appreciation of the contribution of the scholars can only be gained by understanding and experiencing the intellectual and material environments in which they lived.

These studentships are part of TORCH’s Humanities and Science programme, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, designed to create new interest in, and opportunities for, research that reaches between the humanities and sciences.

For more information on this project:

For details about how to apply:

Additional Contact Information:

Note that the closing date for applications is 7 April 2015.

Posted: Mar 18, 2015


New Scholars Seminar, DH2015

University of Western Sydney, Australia
Deadline: April 15, 2015

10 scholars from outside Australia and 10 from within Australia will be awarded travel subventions from CHCI to travel to the Digital Humanities conference at the University of Western Sydney, June 29 to July 3. Awardees will participate in a one-day preconference on June 27 organized by the Kule Institute of Advanced Studies (KIAS)[] of Alberta on behalf of centerNet and CHCI. Matching funds will be required from a CHCI member organization for each participant.

For more information, see:

Questions and submissions to:

Posted: Jan 07, 2015

CHCI, centerNet, & UWS Collaborate to Sponsor Digital Scholars to Attend DH2015

New Scholars Seminar in Digital Humanities:  June 29-30th, 2015 at the University of Western Sydney


CHCI, centerNet and UWS are collaborating to organize a pre-conference seminar for new scholars interested in the digital humanities. We have arranged for support for up to 10 scholars from outside Australia and 5 scholars resident in Australia to help with the costs of transportation and accommodation to the seminar in Sydney. An additional 10 bursaries are available under a separate scheme for research students from the University of Western Sydney.


What is the New Scholars Seminar (NSS)?

The NSS is a two-day unconference event on Monday and Tuesday, June 29th and 30th connected with public events on Building Communities and Networks in the Humanities. The events are for new scholars to meet and develop research collaborations in the digital humanities. The agenda for the unconference events will be set by the participants. The events are timed to take place before DH 2015 ( at the University of Western Sydney in Sydney, Australia.


Who would participate?
For the purposes of this seminar a “new scholar” is defined as someone who is either a graduate student or someone who has received their PhD within the last 5 years (or longer if a case is made for career interruption). Postdoctoral fellows and people in alternative academic positions are welcome to apply.

Participation will be by reviewed application and accommodation/travel support will be limited to 15 people, including 10 affiliated with CHCI and 5 participants from Australia.


How does one apply?

Applications are due by April 15. Applications include i) a Statement of Research that outlines your research interests in digital humanities; ii) a letter of support from a CHCI centre/institute director (not required for Australian applicants), including a statement specifying the matching funds the centre will offer to supplement the $1,250 combined CHCI and centerNet contributions toward the applicant’s trip; and iii) a short two-page CV. Applications should be sent to the Kule Institute for Advanced Study <> at the University of Alberta.


What sort of support will be provided?

CHCI and centerNet have negotiated a support package for participants, encouraging matching support from the applicant’s home institution.

  • CHCI will provide $1,000 USD in support for up to 10 participants outside Australia who are sponsored by CHCI institutes. centerNet will provide a further $250 USD in support for these participants.
  • CHCI will provide $250 USD in support for up to 5 participants resident in Australia. Preference will be given to those affiliated with a centre that is a member of the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC).
  • Students from UWS should apply to the UWS bursary scheme, which will be internally advertised.
  • The sponsoring CHCI institutes are expected to provide matching support to the applicants if they are accepted.
  • Successful applicants will be provided with catering during the 2-day seminar.
  • Successful applicants will also be provided with a conference registration subsidy of $100 per new scholar (reducing the cost to $295 AUD, which includes full conference catering).

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Alberta is organizing this seminar on behalf of CHCI and centerNet. Rachel Hendery (Senior Lecturer in Digital Humanities, UWS) and Geoffrey Rockwell (Director, Kule Institute for Advanced Study, University of Alberta, Canada) will convene the New Scholars Seminar.


New Scholars Seminar Programme:

The programme for the seminar will be developed by the participants once accepted and coordinated by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study. The idea is to empower new scholars to develop their own research directions and collaborations. There will therefore be two phases:

  1. Before the on-site portion of the Seminar there will be an online component. Participants will share their Statements and negotiate what will happen during the seminar. We expect there will be clusters of research interests that emerge which can form the intellectual backbone of the Seminar. KIAS will coordinate an online conversation that will encourage leadership to emerge from within the group so that the actual structure of the on-site days will be primarily organized by the participants.
  2. The on-site portion of the Seminar will take place over two days before the DH2015 conference (29 and 30 June). The program will include short presentations by participants addressing issues identified in online discussion and unconference activities. Also included will be a panel of senior researchers from the DH community discussing careers in the digital humanities and an opportunity to talk with these researchers in small groups.
Posted: Mar 03, 2015


As you know, the University of Edinburgh organised a Memorial Service for Susan Manning on 24 May to celebrate her life and achievements. We have now put the texts of the three reflections given at the Memorial on the IASH website, as well as Jim Chandler’s tribute at the CHCI Annual Meeting in Kansas. The link is:

Also, here is a link to the announcement of the SUSAN MANNING POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP which we are setting up at IASH, with the support of the English Department:

As you will see from this page we are now actively seeking to raise funds for this Fellowship for future years. If anyone would like to make a donation to support this ongoing legacy of Susan’s work, then more details can be found at this site.

We are so grateful to everyone for their kind messages of support over the last months, which we have very much appreciated.

Yours sincerely
Jolyon and Anthea

Professor Jolyon Mitchell, Acting Director
Mrs. Anthea Taylor, Institute Administrator
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities,
The University of Edinburgh
Hope Park Square,
Edinburgh EH8 9NW.
Tel: 0131 650 4671

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Posted: Jun 27, 2013