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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

Mellon Fellowship Program at the Humanities Institute of The New York Botanical Garden

Humanities Institute
The New York Botanical Garden
Deadline: 15 January 2015
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The newly launched Humanities Institute at The New York Botanical Garden has an inaugural Fellowship Program. The Institute offers a full-year Mellon Fellowship for graduate students (PhD candidates) and post-docs in the environmental humanities, including the arena of urban planning, architecture, landscape and garden design, biology, ecology, environmental ethics, and cultural geography. Deadline for application is January 15, 2015, and the fellowship will start by or soon after March 15, 2015.

See this link for more information:

Contact: Vanessa Bezemer Sellers, Humanities Research Coordinator:

Posted: Dec 16, 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



University of Western Sydney
Sydney, Australia
Deadline: March 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


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