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CHCI Calls Networks to Propose Projects


At the 2013 CHCI Annual Meeting in Lawrence, CHCI President Ian Baucom made the following announcement about member networks and initiatives:

“Moving forward, we’re going to reidentify the initiatives as networks.  They will continue to meet, and we will facilitate their meeting as long as they remain vibrant.  For those that had funding of $5,000 per year, we will honor that commitment for the term promised.  We will offer the possibility of $20,000 funding for projects proposed by these networks, and we can imagine accommodating up to four networks.”

Following up on that announcement, we have posted guidelines for proposals on the CHCI website here.  Final deadline for proposals is October 3, 2014.

Posted: Feb 26, 2014

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Afro-Latin American Studies at the Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

Society for the Humanities
Cornell University
Deadline: 15 November 2014

With the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Africana Studies and Research Center invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, beginning July 2015.  Applicants’ scholarship should focus on the areas of contemporary, Afro-Latin American literature and culture, history, or interpretive social sciences, with particular emphasis on popular youth culture, gender and sexuality, and/or comparative, Western hemispheric studies. Research on Afro-Latin American experiences in the United States will also be considered, especially if they are placed in extensive dialogue with similar experiences or racial formations in the rest of the hemisphere. Preference will be give to candidates who can demonstrate a solid grasp of their methodology for both research and teaching.  Stipend of $45,000. Fellows have limited teaching duties and the opportunity for scholarly work.

Eligibility: must have received Ph.D. after September 2009; applicants who will receive the Ph.D. by June 30, 2015 are eligible to apply.

For complete details, and submission guidelines, please visit:

Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in 17th & 18th Century Philosophy at Society for the Humanities, Cornell University

Society for the Humanities
Cornell University
Deadline: 15 November 2014

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY with the sponsorship of the Society for the Humanities, the Department of Philosophy invites applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, beginning July 2015. General area of interest: Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Philosophy, with an interdisciplinary connection to Science and Technology Studies, History, Romance Studies, and German Studies. Stipend of $45,000. Fellows have limited teaching duties and the opportunity for scholarly work.

Eligibility: must have received Ph.D. after September 2009; applicants who will receive the Ph.D. by June 30, 2015 are eligible to apply.

For complete details, and submission guidelines, please visit:

Contact: Paula Epps-Cepero at

Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Residential Fellowships at Black Mountain Institute

Black Mountain Institute

University of Las Vegas, Nevada
Deadline: 15 November 2014

Black Mountain Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, offers three nine-month $60,000 residential fellowships through the Diana L. Bennett Fellows Program to  published novelists, poets, playwrights, journalists, literary nonfiction writers, historians, political scientists, and public intellectuals whose work ranges away from the American experience and into international terrain, and who have an ongoing project that would benefit from a period of sustained immersion.

Candidates must have published at least one critically acclaimed book at the time of application. One fellowship each year is reserved for an international writer; foreign nationals conversant in English are encouraged to apply. There are no degree requirements. Apply at by November 15.

URL for more info:

Email: Joseph Langdon at

Posted: Sep 10, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship at Mahindra Humanities Center

Mahindra Humanities Center
Harvard University
Deadline: 1 December 2014

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of violence and non-violence. The call to arms and the politics of non-violent resistance are often represented as polarities. There are, however, many gray areas that define the dialectical relationship between violence and non-violence. The Mellon seminar, in which the postdoctoral fellows play a central role, explores a different dimension of the interrelationship between violence and non-violence—as disciplinary formation, historical event, ideological or ethical discourse—each year.

Following on this year’s topic of war, in 2015-16 the seminar will focus on everyday violence.  We welcome applications from scholars in all fields whose work innovatively engages with the “everyday” in relation to some of the following areas and issues: domestic violence; identity-based violence; crime (including white collar crime); incarceration; ritualized violence, institutions and legal instruments of international civil society; protests; civil disobedience; the question of how violence blurs the boundaries between public and private actors and spaces.

The aims of the seminar are twofold:

  1. To study violence/non-violence in a comparative global context to advance our knowledge of their complex relationship and with a view to understanding the role played by violent and non-violent engagements in different historical, cultural, and political contexts.
  2. To provide an occasion for a pedagogical inquiry into the construction of knowledges of violence/non-violence relative to the scholarly disciplines—to consider the double movement by which disciplines are both compelled to conserve their authority and impelled by historical and institutional change to open up to emergent, interdisciplinary forms of knowledge.

In addition to pursuing their own research projects, fellows will be core participants in the bi-weekly seminar meetings. Other participants will include faculty and graduate students from Harvard and other universities in the region, and occasional visiting speakers.

Fellows will be joined at the Center by postdoctoral fellows from Germany, who will be coming as part of a collaboration between the Mahindra Humanities Center and the Volkswagen Foundation. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the term of the fellowship.

Fellows will receive stipends of $60,000, individual medical insurance, moving assistance of $1,500, and additional research support of $2,500.

Eligibility and Deadline Information

Applicants for 2015-16 fellowships must have received the PhD after May 2012. Applicants without the PhD must demonstrate that they will receive the PhD in or before August 2015. Applications must be completed by December 1, 2014.

For more information, please refer to our website:

The application can be found here:

Contact: Neal Adolph Akatsuka,

URL for more info:

Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Fellowships at Newhouse Center for the Humanities

Newhouse Center for the Humanities
Wellesley College
Deadline: 1 December 2014

The Newhouse Center for the Humanities will host three to six external fellows for the academic year 2015-16. Residencies are ordinarily for the full academic year, but one-semester residencies can also be considered. Resident fellows devote themselves primarily to their own research but also participate actively in the intellectual life of the institution: developing programming, meeting at weekly luncheons and salons, sharing their work in progress with one another and with the larger Wellesley community.

In addition, Newhouse Faculty Fellows will be given the opportunity to work with the Director to design a program in which to present his/her work to the larger community while in residence – e.g. short lecture series, interdisciplinary panel, mini-conference, etc.

Newhouse External Fellows are chosen through open competition and are open to both junior and senior faculty members at other institutions. Both stipended and un-stipended fellowships are available. Stipended Faculty Fellowships carry a stipend of up to $50,000 for two semesters. Wellesley College faculty on sabbatical leave are encouraged to apply for Internal Fellowships at the Newhouse.

For all categories of fellows, the Newhouse Center will make available private office space, some clerical support, technical and computing resources, and the collegiality of both the Center and the Wellesley community at large. In addition, some research funds may be available to fellows for books, professional travel, access to collections and other associated costs of scholarly research.

Applicants for External Newhouse Faculty Fellowships should submit by December 1, 2014:

  1. a research proposal of no more than 1250 words, describing the project and plan of research for the proposed residency with brief bibliography
  2. a brief description of a broad programming vision in which to present his/her work while in residence
  3. a curriculum vitae
  4. the names and contact information of three referees
  5. a cover letter that makes clear the applicant’s reasons for wishing to work at the Newhouse Center and whether the applicant is willing to be considered for an unstipended as well as a stipended fellowship.

Applicants should contact recommenders directly and ask them to submit their letters by the December 1 deadline. Applicants will be notified by mid-March, 2015 whether or not they have received a fellowship.

Applications can be submitted by regular mail to

The Newhouse Center for the Humanities
Wellesley College
106 Central St.
Wellesley MA 02481-8203

or by email

Applicants for Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellowships should visit the Wellesley College Human Resources website for information regarding current Mellon searches. The Newhouse Center houses one to two Mellon PostDocs each year, but we are not involved in the application process.

URL for more info:

Posted: Sep 12, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellows at the Humanities Research Center, Rice University

Humanities Research Center, Rice University
Deadline: 1 December 2014

Rice University’s Humanities Research Center seeks postdoctoral fellows for two programs: the John E. Sawyer Seminar on “Platforms of Knowledge in a Wide Web of Worlds: Production, Participation, and Politics,” and “Spatial Humanities”.

The Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellow will explore research on digital knowledge platforms (e-learning, publishing, collaborative research, crowdsourced, etc.), teach an undergraduate course, give research presentations, and actively participate in the Seminar.

For details and to apply:

The Spatial Humanities Postdoctoral Fellow will consult and collaborate on spatial humanities projects underway at Rice, offering technical and intellectual expertise in geospatial or 3D modeling technologies, give research presentations and teach two semester-long courses. For details and to apply:

Each program awards one 1-year fellow $50,000 salary, benefits eligibility, and a research/relocation allowance.

Deadline for both fellowships: December 1, 2014.

Posted: Jul 18, 2014

2015-16 Pembroke Center Postdoctoral Fellowships

Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women, Brown University
Deadline: 4 December 2014

In 2015-16, the Brown University Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women is awarding one-year residential postdoctoral fellowships to scholars from any field whose research relates to the theme of “Fatigue”. Fellows are required to participate in a weekly research seminar and teach one undergraduate course.

Candidates are selected on the basis of their scholarly potential and the relevance of their work to the research theme. Recipients must have a PhD and may not hold a tenured position. Fellowships are awarded to postdoctoral scholars who have received their degrees from institutions other than Brown within the last five (5) years. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer. The Center strongly encourages underrepresented minority and international scholars to apply.

The term of appointment is July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016. The stipend is $50,000, plus a supplement for health insurance and $1,500 for research expenses. The deadline for application submission is 11:59 pm on Thursday, December 4, 2014. Selections will be announced in March.

For a full description of the postdoctoral fellowship see

Apply online at

Posted: Jul 30, 2014

Digital Studies Fellowships at The John W. Kluge Center

The John W. Kluge Center
Library of Congress
Deadline: 6 December 2014

The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress is now accepting research proposals for Kluge Fellowships in Digital Studies. The digital studies fellowships are for research related to the impact of the digital revolution on society, culture, and international relations. The application deadline is December 6, 2014.

The Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies is open to scholars and practitioners worldwide for deep, empirically-grounded research into the consequences of the digital revolution on how people think, how society functions, and on international relations. Proposals may also explore and analyze emerging trends and new phenomena that may generate consequential changes in the future. All proposals must state the importance of the research to fundamental thinking about the human condition.

Conducting full time research on-site at the Library of Congress, up to three (3) Fellows will be expected to engage in scholarly research on the digital revolution’s impact on how we think, how we live, and how we relate to one another. A stipend of $4,200 per month for a period of up to 11 months supports the Fellows. Scholars should include a discussion of how the resources of the Library of Congress will inform the intended research; scholars are encouraged to think creatively of how the Library’s collections may be used.

Apply for the Kluge Fellowship in Digital Studies by visiting:

For more information, email

Posted: Sep 13, 2014

Call for Candidates at the Institute for Cultures and Society

Institute for Cultures and Society
University of Navarra
Deadline: 19 December 2014

The Institute for Culture and Society at the University of Navarra (ICS) is looking to incorporate researchers of various academic backgrounds into several of its ongoing research projects.

What is ICS?

The ICS is a research center under the auspices of University of Navarra created in 2010 to further the study and address some of the great challenges facing contemporary societies, with the objective of transmitting its research to key players involved in the development and improvement of society.

The lines of research currently looking to incorporate investigators include those of Religion and Civil Society, the Education of Human Affectivity and Sexuality, Mind and Brain and the Culture of Emotions and Identity.

Each of these lines of research has a different focus and a different need and interested candidates should consult the information on the web for further information on the project and the specific positions:

What do we offer?

  • Work contract initially for one year with the possibility of extension.
  • Salary and benefits in accordance with qualifications and experience.

How to apply

Interested candidates should complete the online form and provide the following documentation:

  • A cover letter
  • CV (with complete contact details)
  • Workplan stating methodology, objectives, and expected results.

Submission deadline: 19 December 2014

Contact: Ana Marta González (Scientific Coordinator),

Posted: Nov 17, 2014

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Hurford Centre for Arts & Humanities

Hurford Center for the Arts & Humanities
Haverford College
Deadline: 13 January 2015

The Hurford Center for the Arts & Humanities of Haverford College invites applications for a 2-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship to begin Fall 2015.  We seek scholars interested in cultural practices surrounding the care, disposal, and memorialization of the dead. Area of specialization is open. Candidates should have broad historical and interdisciplinary interests.

In the first year, the Fellow will participate in a year-long faculty seminar led by Professor Hank Glassman (East Asian Studies), “Attending to the Dead: Mortality, Memory, & Material Culture.” Applicants should make clear their potential contributions to the seminar which will focus on the distillation and concretization of memory and affect in the form of monuments, gravestones, relics, paintings, sound recordings, photographs, etc. In the second year, Fellow will organize a national symposium related to his or her fields of interest. During each semester, the Fellow will teach one course.

Candidates who have received the Ph.D. in 2010 at the earliest are eligible.

URL for more info:

Applications via Interfolio at 

Contact: Emily Cronin,

Posted: Nov 12, 2014

Residential Fellowship at University of Connecticut Humanities Institute


University of Connecticut Humanities Institute
Deadline: 15 January 2015

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) invites outstanding university and college professors, independent scholars, writers, museum and library professionals to apply for a residential fellowship that comes with a stipend of $40,000. Successful candidates will devote an academic year at the Storrs campus of the University of Connecticut to research and writing, discussion and scholarly collaboration with other UCHI fellows.

Application materials, including three letters of recommendation, must be received by January 15, 2015.

For complete information and guidelines, visit:

University of Connecticut
Humanities Institute (UCHI)
College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
215 Glenbrook Road, U-4234
Storrs, CT 06269-4234
Phone: (860) 486-9057

Contact: Dorothy Lustig at

Posted: Sep 10, 2014

Humanities Fellows Opportunity at Black Mountain Institute

Black Mountain Institute & College of Liberal Arts
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Deadline: 15 January 2015

In cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts, Black Mountain Institute at UNLV is seeking a senior scholar engaged in research that embodies the humanistic tradition in some form. The person may be currently affiliated with an academic institution, may be an emeritus/a faculty member, or an independent scholar. The Fellow will be affiliated with the appropriate academic department at UNLV and also be a member of the BMI Bennett Fellows group of creative writers and research fellows. The appointment is for one academic year from late August 2015 until late May 2016.

The salary (and benefits, if required) is competitive at the associate and full professor levels and the appointment includes access to a rent-controlled university-owned home in a quiet community neighborhood.

By January 15, applicants should email a vitae, names and contact information for at least three references, and letters of interest to, attention of Artistic Director Richard Wiley.

Contact: Joseph Langdon,

For more information:

Posted: Nov 12, 2014


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


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