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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

Call for Editors: New Journal « GeoHumanities »


Association of American Geographers
Deadline: 15 August 2015

The Association of American Geographers seeks applications and nominations for a team of two co-editors for a new AAG journal, to be published by Routledge titled GeoHumanities. The co-editors will be appointed for a four-year editorial term that will commence December 1, 2014. We anticipate that the team will be comprised of one editor from Geography and one from a Humanities discipline.

The aim of the journal is to draw on and further explore the multifaceted scholarly conversations between geography and the humanities that have been evolving over the past decade. As such, we anticipate that the journal will serve as a home for the critical and creative interdisciplinary work of artists, authors, historians, geographers, literary and feminist theorists, environmentalists, philosophers and others working across a broad spectrum of disciplines, and at scales from the personal and local to the international and global.

In support of these goals, the editorial candidates should possess demonstrated expertise in Geography-Humanities scholarship, experience working in and with interdisciplinarity, a distinguished record of scholarly achievement, and a commitment to working constructively with authors during the review process. Institutional support for the new co-editors (especially some time released from teaching) is desirable, but not mandatory. The AAG will provide a stipend to be used for expenses and honorarium at the editorial team’s discretion.

The co-editors will work in coordination with AAG Journals Managing Editors, located at the AAG office in Washington, DC. An AAG-designated GeoHumanities journal Managing Editor will bear primary responsibility for the logistics of processing manuscripts and book reviews, and for assembling and coordinating the publication of each issue of the journal in collaboration with the co-editors and the journal’s publisher. The editorial team, therefore, should share the AAG Council’s vision of an accessible, decentralized, and collaborative editorship.

A stipend of $10,000 per year will be available for the editors of GeoHumanities (i.e., $20,000 for the editorial team).  Editors may use their stipend however they see fit, including for example travel, equipment, an assistant, or as a personal honorarium.

The editorial team should submit a letter of application that addresses their qualifications, a vision for how best to launch and support the new GeoHumanities journal, and their plans to achieve active engagement with authors from the humanities and arts disciplines, accompanied by a complete curriculum vitae for each co-editor.

Nominations and applications should be submitted by August 15, 2014.

Please send applications or letters of nomination to:

Chair, AAG Publications Committee
AAG Meridian Place Office
1710 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20009-3198

Nominations and applications may be submitted electronically to the attention of Miranda Lecea at

Posted: Aug 01, 2014

Advanced Academia Fellowship Programme 2015/2016 at Centre for Advanced Study Sophia


Centre for Advanced Study Sophia
Deadline: 1 October 2014

2015/2016 Advanced Academia Fellowship Programme
for International Scholars (Social Sciences And Humanities)

With the support of a donator within the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft
and the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation

The Centre for Advanced Study Sofia (CAS Sofia) announces a Call for Applications for its 2015/2016 In-Residence Advanced Academia Fellowships for fundamental research in the fields of the humanities and the social sciences. 


CAS Sofia is an independent Institute with international and multidisciplinary profile. Located in Sofia, Bulgaria, it promotes high-level scholarship in the social sciences and the humanities. In addition to supporting focus-group research, CAS Sofia invites outstanding scholars to pursue their individual research projects during in-residence periods of up to five months. The invited Fellows participate in the intellectual life and the scholarly community of the Centre (Bulgarian and foreign fellows) while working on projects of their own choice. Fellows receive adequate material and intellectual support and can profit from the Centre’s wide international networks, international seminar- and guest-lecturer programme. CAS Sofia assists Fellows in all practical matters concerning travel, residence and research in Sofia. 


CAS Sofia provides in-residence fellowships of two- to five- month duration to post-doctoral non-Bulgarian researchers. Junior as well as Senior scholars are invited to apply. 

The selected Fellows are entitled to: 

  • A monthly stipend of 700 euro (liable to 10% income tax) to cover living expenses related to the stay in Sofia.
  • Accommodation in Sofia, comprising living quarters and working space. The Fellows will also have free access to the CAS library and electronic resources/databases.
  • Travel allowance (400 euro)
  • Research expenses (100 euro p.m.)


Candidates may apply for two periods: 
I. 1 March 2015 – 31 July 2015 (Summer semester)
II. 1 October 2015 – 28 February 2016 (Winter semester)

N.B. The final invitation for fellowship depends on the ranking of the application and the preferred period. Availability for both periods is an advantage for the applicant. Please, indicate in the application form whether you prefer one or either period.

The selected Fellows will take part in the regular Fellow seminars and the other scientific events organized by the Centre (workshops, conferences, lectures, etc.) and are invited to present and discuss their project in lectures or seminars. The results of their work shall be summarized in a paper (in English), to be published in the electronic CAS Working Paper Series. 


Candidates must 

  • Be non-Bulgarian citizens;
  • Have completed a PhD in the fields of the humanities and social sciences;
  • International research experience (participation in projects and refereed conferences) and publications in peer-reviewed academic editions are strong advantages.


As an international academic institution CAS conducts most of its work in English which is also the language of the presentations of research results. Therefore, a good command of English is highly desirable. 


Links for downloading: 

Please carefully consider these two documents when preparing your application. They can be downloaded also from

For Junior scholars (up to 12 years after PhD defense) only: two letters of recommendation by scholars familiar with the applicant’s academic work should be emailed to CAS by the referees. 

Extensions to this period may be allowed in case of eligible career breaks which must be properly documented (maternity leave, long-term illness leave, national service). 

All application documents should be presented in English and sent by e-mail to with a subject entry “Advanced Academia Fellowships” 

Deadline for applications: October 1, 2014


High quality of the candidate’s academic portfolio and publications, participation in international research; 
Innovative fundamental research proposal with significant contribution; 
Interdisciplinary and/or comparative approaches are an advantage.


The selection will be carried out by the international Academic Council of CAS based on evaluation of the potential of the candidate relative to his/her career stage and the quality of the proposed project. In some special cases candidates may be invited for an interview. The results will be announced by the end of January 2015 by e-mail and at the website of the institute: Members of the CAS Academic Council do not disclose their assessment reports on the applications to candidates.

The Academic Council reserves the right, in cases of candidatures with equal quality, to grant advantage to candidates that have not been CAS Fellows within the preceding 3 years / have not repeatedly held CAS fellowships in the past. 


Mr. Dimiter Dimov, e-mail: 
Centre for Advanced Study Sofia; Sofia 1000, 7-B, Stefan Karadja Str, 
tel.: + 359 2 9803704 / fax: + 359 2 9803662 

Posted: Jul 18, 2014

Society for the Humanities Fellowships 2015 – 2016

Deadline: 1 October 2014

The 2015-2016 focal theme is “TIME.” Cornell University’s Society for the Humanities seeks interdisciplinary research projects that investigate the cultural, social, artistic, philosophical, and political implications of the theme.

Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future co-sponsors one fellowship to support scholarly work on the theme as it relates to energy, the environment or economic development.

Six to eight Fellows will collaborate with the Director of the Society for the Humanities, Timothy Murray and Senior Scholars in Residence Cathy N. Davidson, Director, Futures Initiative, Graduate Center, City University of New York and CoFounder HASTAC, Tejumola Olaniyan, Louise Durham Mead Professor of English, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Elizabeth A. Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University.

Each Society Fellow will receive $45,000.

Application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted on or before October 1, 2014.

Applicants must have received the Ph.D. degree before January 1, 2014.
For complete application information and application link, please visit our website,

Posted: Jul 18, 2014

Mellon Volkswagenstiftung Postdoctoral Fellowship

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation & Volkswagen Foundation
Deadline: 2 or 15 October 2014 (see details)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Volkswagen Foundation are announcing the Mellon Volkswagenstiftung Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. This fellowship program addresses postdocs in the humanities who wish to spend a year researching in Germany or the USA with one main objective to strengthen transatlantic academic relations, especially in the field of the humanities.

For postdoctoral fellowships in the humanities at universities and research institutions in the U.S. the deadline to apply is 2 October 2014.

For fellowships at institutions in Germany the deadline to apply is 15 October 2014.

For details, see:

Posted: Jul 24, 2014

Fellowships at Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies

Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
Deadline: 15 October 2014
The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) invites applications for the following individual FCFP fellowships for the academic year 2015/16:
  • Junior fellowships (PhD plus initial – one to six years -post-doctoral experience)
  • Senior fellowships (PhD plus a minimum of six years post-doctoral experience)
Up to 20 fellowships will be awarded. Fellowships are available to researchers regardless of their nationality and field of research. Applicants may not have carried out their main activity or have had their main residence in Germany for more than a total of 12 months during the 3 years prior to the application deadline.
Fellowships of 3 to 12 months in the senior scheme and of 12 months or up to 24 months in the junior scheme may be applied for. Each fellow will receive an internationally attractive living allowance, mobility allowance and a research cost contribution.
The complete FCFP application dossier has to be uploaded on the application website by October 15, 2014.
Further information is provided at:


Posted: Jul 30, 2014

Call for Applications: American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2015-2016 Scholar-in-residence program

American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Deadline: 20 October 2014

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences invites applications for its 2015-2016 scholar-in-residence program. The Academy seeks proposals for completing research projects on American history, culture, and public policy from the founding period to the present. Preference will be given to untenured junior faculty. Qualified postdoctoral scholars are also invited to apply.

Applications must be submitted online:

Applicants should consult the program guidelines:

Visiting scholars are expected to be in residence at the Academy in Cambridge, MA, throughout the academic year. The stipend is $45,000 for postdoctoral scholars; $65,000 for junior faculty (not to exceed one half of salary).


Visiting Scholars Program
American Academy of Arts & Sciences
136 Irving Street
Cambridge MA 02138


Posted: Aug 16, 2014

Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences at UW-Madison

Center for the Humanities
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Deadline: November 1, 2014

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for its postdoctoral fellowship program in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, it will provide 3 two-year postdoctoral fellowships for recent PhD recipients starting on August 24, 2015. Fellows will be affiliated with a department in the College of Letters and Science, as well as the Institute for Research in the Humanities and the Center for the Humanities. They will teach one undergraduate course per semester in one of the humanities or humanistic social science departments in the College of Letters & Science.

The theme for 2015-2017 is Violences. We seek research that addresses the locations, causes, experiences, and effects of violence in scales varying from large to small, societal to individual, transnational to domestic, transhistorical to localized, physical and psychological, to epistemological and spiritual. Who or what engages in violence? Why and with what results? Who or what experiences violence? Why and with what results? What are the forces that generate violence, or its opposite, some form of non-violence? What is the role of memory in the legacies of violence? Research can focus on violence in relationship to human, animal, environmental, material, and/or mechanical experiences or conditions; and to the interrelationship of violence in and beyond its binary relationships with non-violence, peace, reconciliation, politics, and so forth. Projects can address communal and/or individual violence in war, religion, sectarianism, terrorism, families, sexuality, and other forms of embodied experience. We welcome projects that engage aesthetics, philosophy, cultural studies, history, psychology, critical race studies, geography, linguistics, media studies, LGBTQ studies, performativity, embodiment, and other core and emerging approaches to the topic. Interdisciplinary scope across fields in the humanities or between the humanities, arts, sciences, and social sciences is also encouraged.

Program description and application information available here:

All application materials, including reference letters, must be submitted via Interfolio:

Contact: Jessica Courtier, 608-516-8109 /

Posted: Aug 16, 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


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


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