Each of the CHCI member organizations listed below is participating in the CHCI/ACLS Fellowship Residencies Partnership. Click here to return to the full program description.
Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
The Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University organizes and promotes the kind of expansive, interdisciplinary discussion and debate that characterizes leading-edge humanities scholarship today. In addition to our quarterly Artist in Residence Program, the Institute sponsors an interdisciplinary DIALOGUE Series, invited lectures, research workshops, and weekly lunchtime colloquia, a series in which appointed Faculty Fellows and others present work-in-progress from a range of disciplines. Northwestern University, based in Evanston, is close to noted research resources in Chicago such as the Newberry Library, the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries at The Art Institute of Chicago, and the Regenstein Library at the University of Chicago.
No financial support for relocation or housing is available. Interested fellows are encouraged to contact Director S. Hollis Clayson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete information on the Institute can be found at www.humanities.northwestern.edu.
Cambridge Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities
University of Cambridge
CRASSH is dedicated to interdisciplinary research, and is located at the heart of the departments of arts, humanities and social sciences in a brand new building. We run over 300 events a year, with more than 20 conferences, 16 faculty research groups, the Humanitas visiting professors, and longer term interdisciplinary research projects. We have a regular work in progress seminar for visiting fellows – we have 20 external visiting fellows a year and twenty internal, early career fellows. There is an extremely lively intellectual atmosphere of intellectual exchange at the centre. Cambridge University needs little advertising as an intellectual powerhouse: we are walking distance not only from the university library with its unparalleled holdings, but also the many other research holdings of the university. We provide housing for our fellows. Interested fellows should contact Professor Simon Goldhill at email@example.com. The website www.crassh.cam.ac.uk gives a sense of our operation.
Center for 21st Century Studies
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
The Center for 21st Century Studies (C21), a UW System Center of Excellence at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee campus, leads the way in imagining, defining, and creating the burgeoning field of 21st century studies, focusing on the intersection of the humanities, arts, and sciences (social and natural) with issues of compelling concern. Each year C21 designates a theme that lends itself to multidisciplinary study as the subject for its research and public events. A group of some six to eight fellows from different departments and disciplines at UWM, and one or two from the UW System campuses, is selected to be in residence. To further broaden the academic networks of the faculty in residence, C21 also offers an annual Provost Fellowship. Fellows meet bi-weekly throughout the year; C21 also hosts a series of public lectures, workshops, and an annual conference each year.
No financial support for housing or relocation is available but C21 can provide an office, including equipment and internet connection, as well as library access. Interested fellows are encouraged to contact Director Richard Grusin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete information on C21 can be found at c21.uwm.edu.
Center for the Humanities at Temple
The Center for the Humanities at Temple University is a vibrant space dedicated to interdisciplinary research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. Resident fellows become a full member of that intellectual community. They can participate in the Center’s Fellows Seminar, a year-long working group composed of faculty and graduate students who submit works in progress for a rigorous interdisciplinary critique. They can also participate in any of the Center’s annual research groups; of these, the longest-standing center on Film Studies, South Asian Studies, Internationalist perspectives on American Studies, Pre-Modern Studies, and Nineteenth-Century Culture. Located in Philadelphia, PA, residents have extended access to the archives at the American Philosophical Society, the Library Company, the College of Physicians, and others including Temple’s own Urban Archives. It is 90 minutes away from additional research materials in New York and Washington, DC.
The Center will provide a fully equipped workspace with staff support and access to basic office machinery; internet/network access; full library access, including its databases; multiple opportunities for interaction with the local community of scholars. The Center cannot provide housing or relocation support. For further information, please contact Peter Logan, Director, at email@example.com or 215.204.8567.
Center for the Humanities
University of California-San Diego
Fellows are welcome to participate in one of our annual interdisciplinary Research Groups, of which there are currently a dozen in operation with nearly one hundred faculty and graduate students participating (see http://humctr.ucsd.edu/research/research-groups/). The Center also sponsors public events, including lectures and workshops, and other programs which foster conversation and collaboration among the humanities and other disciplines whose work touches on humanistic concerns. We promote the effective and creative use of digital tools, particularly for innovations in scholarly communication.
The University is located in La Jolla, California, 15 miles north of downtown San Diego and Balboa Park, the largest museum complex in the United States after the Smithsonian. UCSD has a distinguished Science Studies program; a Department of Visual Arts with particular interests in digital as well as traditional media; a partnership with the La Jolla Playhouse; and library special collections including Renaissance literature, post-1945 American poetry, science studies, and the Spanish Civil War. The UCSD libraries hold 3.5 million print volumes in addition to offering access to worldwide databases and other print materials throughout the University of California library system. The Center can provide a workspace with internet access; office equipment including print/copy/fax; and full library and database privileges. No financial support for relocation and housing is available, but we can advise you on areas with suitable housing near UCSD. For more information, contact Director Stefan Tanaka, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 858-534-9018.
Centre for the Humanities
The Centre for the Humanities (CfH) at Utrecht University is a platform for pioneering, innovative research & research training activities. Through the Centre, the faculty – which since 2007 includes Philosophy, Theology and the Arts – profiles itself to the outside world by presenting their most excellent research, thus increasing the visibility and relevance of Humanities in a broader non-academic world. The CfH does so by: organising joint, cross-faculty research activities, such as symposia, seminars and conferences; sponsoring a selected range of academic, artistic and cultural activities designed both for members of the academic community and for the general public; building a network of strong alliances with a number of preferred local and international partners and thus boosting the excellence and outstanding quality of research in the Humanities at Utrecht University; and increasing the visibility of the topics and the methods that make the Humanities vital and unique both at Utrecht University and in the contemporary world.
The Centre’s current platform “What is Human about the Humanities?” aims to investigate interdisciplinary perspective different aspects of the foundational categories within the Humanities. The Centre actively co-operates with the leading Research Institutes in the faculty, the Province and City of Utrecht and the Treaty of Utrecht organisation. The Centre will make its network accessible for the Fellow by organising internal meetings with faculty and brainstorming sessions about the project of the Fellow, or help setting up bilateral meetings for the Fellow.
No financial support is available for relocation or housing, but Centre staff will actively assist with visas, bank accounts, and identification of housing. Interested fellows should contact Centre Manager Cornelie Vermaas at C.Vermaas@uu.nl. Complete information on the Centre can be found at www.uu.nl/cfh.
Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture
Located in the vibrant multicultural, bilingual city of Montréal, the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture at Concordia University was established in 2007. Its mission is to promote advanced interdisciplinary work in the Humanities and Fine Arts by creating avenues for research and exchange among faculty and graduate students. The Centre supports innovative Humanities-based interdisciplinary scholarship and creative work through its unique Humanities PhD Program as well as through public lectures, conferences, seminars, and working groups. The Center has hosted postdoctoral fellows sponsored by the Fulbright Scholar Program as well as by the China Scholarship Council-Concordia Joint Fellowship program.
The Center will provide an office equipped with phone, computer/printer; internet/network access; access to basic office machinery; full access to Concordia as well as area Montreal University libraries, and multiple opportunities for interaction with the local community of scholars. The Center cannot provide housing or relocation support. Interested fellows should contact Marcie Frank, Director, at Marcie.Frank@concordia.ca or (514) 848-2424 ext 2852. More information about the Center is available at http://cissc.concordia.ca
Centre for Comparative Studies
University of Lisbon
The Centre for Comparative Studies was founded in 1998 at the University of Lisbon, bringing together researchers working in fields linked to the study of various national literatures and cultures, and willing to develop an interdepartmental and interdisciplinary project. Three areas have been prioritized under which both joint and individual research branch out: Intercultural Studies, including the study of travel literature, utopian texts, translation, and postcolonial literature; European Literary and Cultural Studies, especially space and memory studies, privileging the Portuguese situation within the wider Iberian, European, Latin-American, African and Asian frameworks, without neglecting Lusophone and World Literature connections; Interart Studies, including the investigation of the relations between literary discourse and other artistic practices.
Fellows may participate in one of the Center’s working groups: more information about these groups may be found at our website. The Center can provide office, computer and library access, and other visiting scholar privileges. No financial support for relocation or housing is available, but our staff will assist in the identification of suitable local housing. Interested ACLS Fellows should contact Centre Director, Helena Buescu at email@example.com.
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies
University of Freiburg
The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is the University of Freiburg’s international research college. The institute supports academically excellent and innovative research projects in all disciplines represented in Freiburg through individual or group fellowships. After a successful five year period concentrating on four academic foci (organised in four schools) FRIAS will, in October 2013, broaden its mandate to include all disciplines represented at the University of Freiburg. It will comprise of two sections, one covering humanities and social sciences, the other natural sciences, engineering and medicine.
It is the aim of FRIAS to support academic exchanges across existing boundaries: between disciplines, between different cultures and countries, between established and younger researchers. FRIAS engages, furthermore, in activities opening the research community to society and politics. Fellows will be part of this community and profit from the lively research environment of the university and its eleven faculties.
FRIAS lies geographically close to both France and Switzerland and actively takes advantage of the rich intellectual resources of this truly European region, collaborating, for example, with the universities in Basel/Switzerland and Strasbourg/France.
For further information, please consult the Institute’s website: www.frias.uni-freiburg.de.
At FRIAS, ACLS fellows will be provided with: a fully equipped workspace and access to basic office machinery; internet/network access; full library access and support; opportunities for interaction with the local community of scholars; support for relocation or housing; and a wide range of social and cultural events. For more information, please contact Dr. Carsten Dose, Managing Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or +49(0)761-203 97350.
Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research
Texas A&M University
The Glasscock Center features weekly informal coffees with university colleagues, fortnightly faculty colloquia and monthly graduate student colloquia of works-in-progress, and two dozen working groups that meet on matters embracing the period-defined (early modern studies; medieval studies), the theoretical (queer studies; transdisciplinarity), the regional and ethnic (South Asian studies; Indigenous studies), the topical (literacy; countercultural movements) and more. Additionally, the Center annually co-sponsors upwards of forty lectures, symposia, and small conferences in the humanities and related disciplines. Resources that further enhance humanities research at Texas A&M University include the newly created Institute for Digital Humanities, Media, and Culture and the holdings of the university’s rare book and manuscripts library, the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives.
Financial support for relocation and housing support may be available, up to a total amount to be determined by the length of residency and distance of the fellow’s move. Interested fellows should contact Director Richard Golsan at email@example.com. Complete information on the Center can be found at glasscock.tamu.edu/.
Hall Center for the Humanities
University of Kansas, Lawrence
As the University of Kansas’ designated research center in the humanities, the Hall Center supports innovative interdisciplinary study and public outreach. We are the umbrella center for KU’s Title VI funded international area studies centers, and the Hall Center is a partner in supporting KU’s Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities as well as The Commons, a space for interdisciplinary inquiry that spans the humanities, arts, and sciences. Located in a dedicated, 14,000 square-foot building, the Center is within walking distance of KU’s libraries, special collections, and campus museums. A major research institution with a strong humanities presence, KU has particular strengths in humanities topics such as environmental studies, Spanish and Portuguese, Slavic Languages and Literatures, African and African American Studies, Latin American Studies, and American Studies.
The Hall Center for the Humanities can provide fellows with a fully equipped office, full access to all libraries and special collections in KU’s system, and fellows will be provided with opportunities to interact with local scholars, including regular seminars, a Faculty Colloquium, and an array of events and lectures. Fellows may be in residence for one semester or the entire academic year, with the following summer optional. Funds for relocation may be available, but in any case the Hall Center will assist with securing housing. Please contact Hall Center Director Victor Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-864-7822 for more information.
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
University of Helsinki, Finland
The Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies (HCAS) was established in 2001 as an independent institute of the University of Helsinki, Finland. Its mission is to enhance scholarly excellence in the Humanities, Social Sciences, Theology, Law, and Behavioral Sciences, encourage multidisciplinarity and enhance the international visibility of Finnish high quality research in the above fields. Currently there are ca. 50 Fellows at the Collegium. The proportion of Fellows coming from outside Finland is about fifty percent.
The Collegium premises are located in the heart of the City Center Campus of the University of Helsinki. We provide convenient offices, professional administrative services, modest research assistance and easy access to the best libraries for our Fellows, including ACLS fellows. The Collegium secures ample time and space for Fellows to pursue their projects, but it also promotes dialogical interaction and cooperative projects between them. The Collegium organizes weekly Brown Bag seminars at which the Fellows are invited to present their work for critical discussion, as well as visiting lectures and international symposia with a variety of speakers from both Finland and abroad.
Starting from academic year 2013-2014 HCAS can host one ACLS fellow at a time. A modest financial support is available for relocation costs. In addition, each fellow will have a possibility to reserve accommodation from the University Housing. Interested ACLS fellows should contact HCAS Director, Professor Sami Pihlström email@example.com.
Heyman Center for the Humanities
Fellows are encouraged to participate in one or more of the various working groups that meet weekly or fortnightly at the Heyman Center and to attend the numerous lectures and conferences held each semester on themes of importance to the humanities. A list of our conferences, lectures, discussions, poetry-readings and other performances can be found under “Events” on our website. The Heyman Center is Columbia University’s central site for the Humanities, bringing together not only faculty and students in the various departments in the humanities, but also those in the natural and social sciences and in the professional schools of Law, Medicine, Journalism, Arts, and International Affairs who share an interest in the broad conceptual, methodological, and value-laden issues traditionally associated with humanistic study. It is also the home for the eight post-doctoral fellows, each holding a Mellon fellowship, in the Society of Fellows in the Humanities, and for other post-doctoral fellows and scholars in the humanities. The Center provides space to Columbia’s Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, to the Society of Senior Scholars (a group of emeritus faculty who teach primarily in the Core Curriculum), and The Friends of the Heyman Center: all of these host seminars and colloquia of their own throughout the year. The Lionel Trilling Seminar (once a semester) and the Edward Said Memorial Lecture (once a year) are also based at the Heyman Center. Complete information on the center can be found on our website.
The Heyman Center can provide an office, computer and library access, and other visiting scholar privileges. No financial support for relocation or housing is available, but the Heyman Center staff will assist in the identification of suitable local housing. Interested ACLS Fellows should contact the Heyman Center Associate Director, Eileen Gillooly, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of California, Irvine
The UC Irvine Humanities Collective would be thrilled to host a CHCI/ACLS Fellow. Fellows would have access to the following resources, and would have the opportunity to work with the resources that UC Irvine are able to provide. In addition the the Critical Theory Institute, the archives and special collections of Langson Library would provide Fellows with unique resources in the history of major thinkers and writers like Paul de Man, Richard Rorty, Jacques Derrida, etc. Fellows interested in the intellectual history of critical theory would find UC Irvine to be a particularly interesting environment. The Department of English offers unique strengths in literary history and criticism, spanning Early Modern English to 20th Century American literature as well as Rhetoric. The UCI History Department is particularly strong in World History. The Center for Persian Studies and the International Center for Writing and Translation at UCI are local intellectual and academic hubs that can provide Fellows with engaged communities and constituencies. UC Irvine is also home to one of the few Visual Studies PhD programs in the US and Fellows with a special interest in this area would have the opportunity of working with professors, graduate students from both the School of the Arts and the School of Humanities who are interested in the intersection of Art History, Broadcast History, Film Studies, Architectural History, Urban Studies, New Media, Design History etc.
UCHRI is housed at UC Irvine and runs UC wide and national and international programs in the Digital Humanities. It provides administrative support for the the UC Humanities Network, which has just received funding from Mellon for a three year project on Changing Conceptions of Work. Fellows who are interested in this topic are encouraged to seek residency at UCI.
The Humanities Collective can provide an equipped office and library access, as well as subsidized, on-campus housing, and will work with CHCI/ACLS Fellows to promote individual and collaborative research opportunities at UC Irvine. Interested ACLS Fellows should contact Humanities Collective Director Catherine Liu, at email@example.com.
University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo (part of the State University of New York system) is known for its interdisciplinary collaborations. In the last few years the College of Arts and Sciences has created new centers for Disability Studies, Asian Studies, and European Studies. UB’s Humanities Institute is at the center of all this activity. It sponsors yearlong lecture series, research workshops, and numerous conferences and symposia, all of which will allow an ACLS fellow to be quickly immersed in the university’s intellectual life.
This interdisciplinary activity stands on strong disciplinary foundations. UB’s English Department is one of the strongest in North America, building on the legacy of faculty members such as Leslie Fiedler and Susan Howe. Departments of Comp Lit, History, and Classics, among others, are leaders in their fields. ACLS fellows will have access to UB’s outstanding research facilities, including the James Joyce Collection (the largest in the world), the renowned Poetry Collection, the University Archives, and the 20,000-volume Rare Book Collection. In the city of Buffalo fellows can do research in the Grosvenor Room at the Buffalo and Erie County Public Library and in the substantial manuscript holdings of the Buffalo and Erie County Historical Society. And, because Buffalo sits at the center of the “research horseshoe” around the western end of Lake Ontario, it is a short drive to the libraries at the University of Toronto, McMaster University, and the University of Rochester. Buffalo itself offers residents a vibrant arts scene, with nearly twenty professional theater companies, two outstanding museums of twentieth-century and contemporary art (the Albright-Knox and the Burchfield Penney), and more live music than one person could possibly experience.
The Center may be able to provide financial support for housing and relocation. Interested fellows should contact Director Erik Seeman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete information on the Institute can be found at www.humanitiesinstitute.buffalo.edu.
Humanities Research Center
Since its establishment in 1987, the Humanities Research Center at Rice University has been committed to fostering international and interdisciplinary connections to further scholarly research and intellectual community in the humanities broadly understood. The HRC facilitates scholarly work between the School of Humanities and other areas of Rice University, and leads institutional change by partnering with other foundations, centers, research institutions, and universities. The HRC strives to bring a dynamic element to research and has developed a series of ongoing programs to facilitate this goal, including: the Public Humanities Initiative, the Rice Seminars, Emerging Disciplines symposia, interdisciplinary faculty workshops, the Humanities Research Innovation Fund, and a vast selection of conferences and invited lectures.
Modest relocation and housing allowances may be available for visiting Fellows, and HRC staff will assist fellows in identifying suitable housing options. The Center will provide Fellows with a fully equipped workspace, including a computer with internet access, full library privileges, substantial staff support, and the opportunity to engage with the community of scholars at Rice and in the broader Houston community. Located in Houston, Texas, Rice University is in close proximity to numerous art museums, performing arts venues, universities and libraries as well as the Texas Medical Center. For further information, please contact Melissa Bailar at 713-348-5968 or email@example.com. More information on the HRC is available at www.hrc.rice.edu.
Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
The Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was established in 1997 to promote interdisciplinary study in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. The IPRH grants fellowships to Illinois faculty and graduate students: and in fall 2010 welcomed the first two A.W. Mellon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities. This year, the IPRH also hosts the second annual Post-Doctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities, appointed jointly by the IPRH and the Illinois Informatics Institute. The IPRH coordinates and hosts numerous lectures, symposia, and panel discussions on a wide variety of topics; organizes a yearlong film series; offers a course through the Osher Lifelong Learning Initiative; and provides awards that recognize excellence in humanities research to faculty and students. In 2010-11, the IPRH launched a new funding program, the Collaborative Research Project that supports faculty-driven initiatives for interdisciplinary public programming in the humanities. The 2010-11 academic year marks the fifth year of the Odyssey Project, a free nine-month humanities course offered to members of the Champaign- Urbana community who live at or near the poverty level. The course is supported by the University and a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, and is taught by Illinois faculty. The IPRH is also entering its third year of affiliation with the Education Justice Project, a prison education program supported by the Illinois Humanities Council and individual donors.
The IPRH will provide ACLS fellows with many opportunities for interaction with the local community of scholars through participation in our bi-weekly Fellows Seminar, and through the many events we organize throughout the academic year. At UIUC, we also offer exceptionally rich library and special collections resources, digital humanities and computational resources, and a robust tradition of inter-and trans-disciplinary scholarship and collaboration.
In select circumstances, IPRH may be able to provide limited resources to fellows for relocation and housing through partnerships with University departments, depending on the nature of the fellow’s work. Interested fellows should contact Associate Director Nancy Castro at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complete information on the IPRH can be found at www.iprh.illinois.edu.
University of South Florida
The Humanities Institute at the University of South Florida provides a forum where ideas are debated, values are clarified, and students, faculty, and community come together to envision a better world through scholarship, debate, and public programs. We showcase the scholarship of USF faculty from across the disciplines, as well as hosting renowned scholars and sponsoring small conferences and symposia on topics developed with faculty and students. We have developed distinctive signature themes, and are working to strengthen our focus on relevance and community engagement. Situated in a major metropolitan area, USF is also within easy traveling distance to several other Florida universities, including the University of Florida and the University of Central Florida.
The Humanities Institute will provide an office with a networked desktop computer; staff support; library access; opportunities for interaction with the local community of scholars, and an invitation to present your work. The Center can offer up to $1,000 to assist with housing or relocation support. For further information, please contact Elizabeth Bird, Director, at email@example.com, or 813-974-0802. Information about the Institute can be found at humanities-institute.usf.edu/.
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at Binghamton University promotes leading-edge humanities scholarship. It inspire the cross-pollination of ideas and encourage emerging knowledges and ways of knowing. The Institute supports faculty, graduate, and undergraduate fellows, all participating in an open to the public Fellows speakers series, as well as a program dedicated to undergraduate research. Complete information on the Institute can be found at www2.binghamton.edu/iash. No financial support for relocation or housing is available. Interested fellows are encouraged to contact Director Bat-Ami Bar On at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities
University of Edinburgh
The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) is a lively international community of scholars from post-docs to distinguished emeritus Fellows. Fellows have private, fully-equipped offices with computer and secretarial support. Help is available with finding appropriate accommodation in one of Europe’s most beautiful historic cities. At the Institute, weekly lunch meetings, work-in-progress sessions and ambitious symposia provide regular opportunities for discussion with colleagues within the Fellowship and in the University at large. Fellows have access to the full range of seminars in the University. The Institute is housed in a secluded 18th Century courtyard close to the University Library, where Fellows have full borrowing rights and access to the library’s unusually rich collection of manuscripts and rare books. It is also within easy reach of the National Library of Scotland, the Central City Library, the National Galleries and Museums, the Library of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland, the library of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, and the National Archives of Scotland. Unparalleled historical resources are complemented by innovative research activity across the Humanities and Social Sciences. Edinburgh University is a world leader in Informatics, cognitive science and philosophy of mind, and supports some of the UK’s highest rated departments of literature, history, philosophy, law and divinity. During their stay IASH Fellows have an opportunity to consult colleagues in these and other outstanding research units.
The Institute offers informal mentoring, professional training and a chance for Fellows to organise workshops in their own areas of interest. IASH Fellowships offer valuable international experience, help with funding applications, exposure to interdisciplinary research in action and a supportive and stimulating context for professional development, in addition to access to unique and extensive research resources. IASH is a member of national, European and international consortia of humanities centers and institutes, and welcomes Fellows who also wish to spend time with a sister institute. Further information about the Institute can be found at www.iash.ed.ac.uk/ and questions should be addressed to email@example.com in the first instance.
Institute for Comparative Literature and Society
The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) was founded as a Center at Columbia University in 1998 and became an Institute in July 2007. One of the Institute’s primary goals is to provide institutional support for cross-disciplinary and cross-regional comparative work, acknowledging the force of recent changes in the humanities, the social sciences, law, and architecture. It houses the interdepartmental undergraduate and graduate programs in Comparative Literature and Society and organizes interdisciplinary workshops, conferences, and symposia throughout the academic year.
Recent developments at ICLS bring together medicine and public health, the social sciences, and the humanities for a range of new research possibilities at the Institute. These include: a Psychoanalytic Studies Program; an undergraduate major in Medicine, Literature, and Society; and a major research initiative on the theme Rethinking the Human Sciences. The point is to rethink the humanities in a broader fashion in order to address increasing tendencies in all disciplines that problematize the permutations and boundaries of the human – an enormous range of scholarship that includes meta-empirical discussions in neuroscience and cognitive science, the complex intersection of biotechnology, biopolitics, and bioethics; the geopolitical dimensions of epidemiology, public health, and human rights; the media and imaging technologies of human bodies; the emergent fields of ecology and ecocriticism, posthumanism and animality; and a great deal more.
Fellows have numerous opportunities to take part in scholarly activities at the Institute through our regular programming (see the Events section of our website for more details) as well as the programming of the Heyman Center for the Humanities, where the ICLS offices are located. The Institute can provide fully equipped office workspace; internet/network access; full library access; and other visiting scholar privileges. While no financial support for relocation or housing is available, the ICLS staff can assist with locating suitable accommodations. Interested ACLS Fellows are asked to contact ICLS Director Stathis Gourgouris at firstname.lastname@example.org or the ICLS offices at (212) 854-4541. More information on ICLS can be found at www.columbia.edu/cu/icls.
Institute for Research in the Humanities
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Located in the newly renovated Humanities Hub next to the main university libraries, the Institute fosters a stimulating, interdisciplinary community of some 40 external and internal fellows annually and encourages innovative research in the humanities for the 21st century. Weekly Monday seminar presentations by fellows are lively, intensive, and supportive, creating the atmosphere and space for ongoing informal dialogue; follow-up Tuesday lunch seminars attended on an optional basis provide a unique opportunity for extended discussion of presentations. We also sponsor conferences, symposia, workshops, and lectures, work closely with the Center for the Humanities, and assist external fellows in making connections with faculty and programs on campus. Additionally, we sponsor five external Solmsen Fellowships for those working on pre-1700 Europe; six theme-based Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships; and four internal Race, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity Fellowships.
The Institute does not offer housing for fellows, but can provide advice on locating suitable housing. The UW-Madison Libraries offer a world-class library system with over 7.3 million printed volumes, many distinguished special collections, and millions of resources in other formats, including digital. The nearby Wisconsin Historical Society is a national depository of books and papers in American history and culture and a major resources for Americanists in the Humanities.
Financial support may be available for housing or relocation, and Institute staff will actively assist in identifying suitable housing. Interested ACLS fellows should contact Director Susan Stanford Friedman, at email@example.com. Complete information on the Institute can be found at irh.wisc.edu/
Institute for the Humanities
University of Illinois at Chicago
The Institute for the Humanities at the University of Illinois at Chicago seeks to foster an intellectually vital, interdisciplinary community of scholars working in one of the nation’s most exciting urban research centers. As the hub of humanities scholarship on campus, the Institute provides a forum for intellectual exchange among faculty and students at UIC and at other colleges and universities in the region. The UIC Institute for the Humanities sponsors an annual fellowship program for faculty and advanced graduate students, supports a series of working groups, and hosts regular public events including lectures and conferences. No financial support for housing or relocation is available but the Institute can provide an office, including equipment and internet connection as well as library access. UIC is centrally located in Chicago with easy access to area libraries, museums, and universities. For information on our programming and facilities see our website, www.uic.edu/depts/huminst/index.shtml or contact Associate Director Linda Vavra at firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-996-6354.
Interdisciplinary Centre for Culture and Creativity (ICCC)
University of Saskatchewan
The Interdisciplinary Centre of Culture and Creativity (ICCC) at the University of Saskatchewan was established in 2009. The ICCC is home to a variety of academic programs as well as research initiatives. At the undergraduate level, the ICCC offers a major and honours degree in Women’s and Gender Studies, a minor in New Media and Digital Culture, and classes in community-service learning. We are currently exploring a new programme in indigenous humanities. At the graduate level the Centre offers an MFA in Writing program. On the research front, the ICCC supports undergraduate initiatives, graduate student recruitment, and hosts fellows from academic and community environments. We also support working groups of interdisciplinary scholars pursuing new questions and/or new ways of knowing. As such, we have supported groups examining the areas of Aboriginal historical consciousness and voice, new media and culture, archival work in queer and sexuality studies, and disabilities culture.
Among its objectives, the ICCC encourages graduate and undergraduate programming across departmental boundaries, increases the potential for research collaboration and funding success, improves the University’s capacity to connect with external partners, and attracts and sustains students, visiting scholars and artists, and faculty. As the University moves into its third integrated planning cycle, the ICCC’s mandate and goals are increasing prominent and promising. The ICCC remains committed to the above stated objectives and will build on these strong foundations in the future. We are looking towards creating greater academic programming collaborations for undergraduate and graduate students. We are committed to maintaining and building new and existing relationships with a variety of communities. We will support and enhance our research profile and success. As such, the ICCC is keenly interested in exploring opportunities to build on current and emerging strengths across the Humanities and Fine Arts, and we are focusing special attention on the area of Indigenous Humanities as broadly defined. We welcome fellows from all disciplinary areas, but are particularly interested in scholars pursuing work with an Indigenous focus.
No financial support for housing or relocation is available. Interested ACLS fellows should contact Institute Director Keith Thor Carlson at email@example.com, or (306) 966-4327. Complete information on the Center can be found at artsandscience.usask.ca/iccc/.
Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center
University of Delaware
Environmental humanities is a new area of interest and interdisciplinary expertise at the University of Delaware that complements and extends the university’s long-standing strengths in environmental sciences and public policy research and teaching. A Working Group affiliated with the College of Arts & Sciences’ Interdisciplinary Humanities Research Center is focusing its efforts on: designing a minor, creating opportunities for collaborative research, and developing public programming about environmental questions, including community readings and discussions of important books and ideas. In the spring of 2013, we will host a conference to consider how the genre of environmental non-fiction has changed since the publication of Silent Spring. In June 2013, the IHRC will co-sponsor, with a number of other cultural institutions in the area, an international conference, Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden. Designed to engage the general public as well as academics and horticulture professionals, the theme of this event is “the garden” and its critical role in humanity’s attempt to carve out an ideal “place” in and relationship with the natural world. We would be especially interested in hosting ACLS Fellows whose research projects would benefit from the University of Delaware Library’s unique resources in environmental fields and who would be interested in participating in the Environmental Humanities Working Group.
No financial support for relocation or housing is available. Interested ACLS fellows should contact IHRC Director Ann Ardis at firstname.lastname@example.org, Adam Rome (Departments of History and English) at email@example.com, or McKay Jenkins (Department of English) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jackman Humanities Institute
University of Toronto
The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) would welcome a visiting ACLS Fellow, for two semesters from September-May. The Fellow will join a residential Circle of Fellows from a range of humanities and humanistic social sciences and at all career stages (faculty, postdoctoral fellow, graduate student and advanced undergraduate student) who will be working on an Annual Theme. Fellows meet weekly for lunch to share their research, and hold offices at the Jackman Humanities Institute. Each fellow has a private office in the JHI fellows conclave. Administrative support and access to copying/scanning/faxing, the entire University of Toronto Library system (among the top four research libraries in North America) and Internet are provided. Toronto offers a uniquely diverse multicultural setting. Interested fellows should contact Jackman Institute Director Robert Gibbs at email@example.com. Complete information on the Jackman Humanities Institute is available at http://www.humanities.utoronto.ca
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
University of Iowa
The Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa supports artists and scholars engaged in independent projects, collaborations, and interdisciplinary work. Our programs include summer Interdisciplinary Research Grants, a Summer Research Seminar, the Graduate Institute on Engagement and the Academy, an annual Humanities Symposium, diverse Working Groups, and a lively series of presentations throughout the year. The University is home to a strong academic library and unique special collections. Digital scholarship is supported by the Digital Studio of Public Arts and the Humanities. Obermann scholars frequently partner with the Center for the Book, UI art and natural history museums, and Hancher Center for Performing Arts.
The Center provides offices for six Fellows each semester, usually UI faculty members who have received funding to support their work. Visiting Fellows join their bi-weekly work-in-progress seminar for the term of their stays, whether a semester or a full academic year. All Fellows have offices, computers and technical support, access to staff, library delivery services, and the opportunity to invite speakers to campus. Visiting Fellows are welcome to join a working group or to organize a symposium in an area of interest to the Fellow and the campus. We are also happy to facilitate introductions to colleagues on campus.
The Center can provide up to $1,000 in moving expenses, and the University rents apartments just blocks away. To learn more about the Obermann Center, please visit our website at http://obermann.uiowa.edu/ or contact director Teresa Mangum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leslie Center for the Humanities
Dartmouth College is a dynamic leader in liberal arts education that advances rigorous humanistic knowledge across a range of disciplines. Dedicated to fostering an environment of creative scholarship and robust intellectual engagement, the Leslie Center is an interdisciplinary space for the production and advancement of humanistic knowledge. While some of our programming is thematic, much of our programming develops in dialogue with faculty initiatives and fellow interests. With everything we do—from our lectures and seminars, to our faculty and student research fellowships—the Leslie Center helps define and promote the value of the humanities at Dartmouth and beyond. We welcome the opportunity to host a CHCI-ACLS scholar, and are confident that such a residency will be mutually beneficial for the intellectual growth of the fellow and her/his interlocutors. The Center will provide an office with a shared printer; fellows are expected to bring and maintain their own computing equipment.
As a visiting scholar, the CHCI-ACLS fellow will have a Dartmouth email account, internet/network access, library access, multiple opportunities for interaction with the local community of scholars. We would welcome the opportunity to work with an ACLS fellow on opportunities to present her/his research at the Leslie Center. The Center cannot provide housing or relocation support. For further information, please contact the director, Colleen Glenney Boggs at Colleen.G.Boggs@dartmouth.edu or the administrative assistant, Isabel Weatherdon at (603) 646-0896 or Isabel.Weatherdon@dartmouth.edu. Complete information on the Leslie Center can be found at http://www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/.
Valente Center for Arts and Sciences
Located 20 minutes from Cambridge (Harvard shuttle available form campus) and 25 minutes from downtown Boston. Bentley University is a mid-sized, business-oriented institution. Despite our traditional business focus, Bentley’s liberal arts departments are robust. Active scholars, we especially prize interdisciplinary work. Faculty across the school are keen to discuss innovative ideas and to collaborate. In recognition of the exciting work being done at the university, the National Endowment for the Humanities just offered Bentley a substantial matching award to fund the enhancement of an area humanities research seminar, a short-term visiting humanities scholars program, and a close reading seminar.
The Valente Center itself is modeled on an humanities institute, though its mandate extends to supporting all of the liberal arts disciplines. The Center holds numerous Arts and Sciences lectures, panel discussions and seminars throughout the year. The Center regularly hosts visiting fellows from the United States and abroad, next-door to whom the ACLS fellow would have an office. The ACLS fellow would be expected to participate actively in the working seminar series, at which scholars from surrounding universities (including Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis, Harvard, M.I.T. and Wellesley) are invited to attend and/or offer formal commentary.
The Valente Center can provide resident fellows with phone, internet/network, and full library privileges. Print/fax/copy privileges readily accessible. Modest support for housing and relocation may be available depending on circumstances. For more information, please contact the Valente Center’s director, Gesa Kirsch, at email@example.com or 781-891-2506).
Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
Since its inception in 1974, the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities (VFH) has provided support for more than 300 residential scholars and writers engaged in intellectually rigorous, imaginative, and accessible research and writing in the humanities. We offer our Fellows a supportive, scholarly community. Fellows enjoy private offices with staff support, visiting faculty privileges with the University of Virginia (www.virginia.edu), and full access to University of Virginia libraries, databases, recreation facilities, and the University’s intellectual community. The VFH sponsors invited lectures, research seminars, and lunchtime colloquia for extended discussion of our Fellows’ works in progress. (Meet our current fellows at VirginiaHumanities.org/fellowships/fellows).
VFH Fellows may participate in the annual Virginia Festival of the Book, a five-day extravaganza of book talks, readings, and panel discussions. Fellows’ recent books are featured in Festival events, which draw more than 20,000 book lovers every spring. The Festival in Charlottesville is among our Fellows’ favorite memories of their time at the VFH (VABook.org and www.charlottesville.org). Fellows may promote their research and book projects on VFH radio With Good Reason, our weekly radio program that examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars. With Good Reason is a two-time winner of the Gabriel Award for Best Documentary/Public Affairs Program and is broadcast widely throughout Virginia, Washington, DC, and several other states. Our Fellows have free parking, daily library book delivery and pick up to VFH offices, and full internet access. We offer occasional financial support for housing and relocation. Interested ACLS Fellows should contact Fellowship Program Associate Ann White Spencer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 434 924 3296. More information on the VFH is available at VirginiaHumanities.org.