CHCI-ACLS Fellowships: Host Organizations

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

Northwestern University

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 Wendy Wall at Complete information on the Institute can be found at

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. We run over 300 events a year, with more than 20 conferences, 12 faculty research groups, lectures by high profile visiting professors, and longer term interdisciplinary research projects. We have a regular work in progress seminar for visiting fellows - we have up to 10 external visiting fellows a year and 15 internal early career fellows. There is an extremely vibrant atmosphere of intellectual exchange at the center. Cambridge University needs little advertising as an intellectual powerhouse; we are within walking distance not only of the University Library with its unparalleled holdings, but also the many other research holdings of the university. Although we cannot offer any funding towards living expenses in Cambridge we can assist with finding accommodation for our fellows. Interested fellows should contact Professor Steven Connor ( The website 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 Complete information on C21 can be found at

Center for the Humanities at Temple

Temple University

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 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. 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, or 858-534-9018.

Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Society and Culture

Concordia University

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 or (514) 848-2424 ext 2852. More information about the Center is available at

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

Dahlem Humanities Center

Freie Universität Berlin

The Dahlem Humanities Center (DHC) is a hub for research in the humanities at Freie Universität Berlin. It offers a forum for exchange and collaboration for the unique range of humanities disciplines gathered at Freie Universität and is a motor for innovative research projects at Freie Universität. Through a variety of events and programs, it creates visibility for humanities issues, with a view to both academic and non-academic audiences, in Berlin and internationally. The DHC is located on the campus of Freie Universität in Berlin Dahlem, within walking distance to at least 10 libraries and special collections. Freie Universität Berlin is home to a great number of humanities research groups and clusters that create a vibrant local scholarly community. In addition, Berlin offers a plethora of libraries, archives, special collections, and museums of potential interest to humanities scholars. The DHC will provide a workspace with access to basic office machinery and internet connection as well as full library access, including database privileges.The Center cannot provide housing or relocation support but staff may provide assistance in the planning of fellow events such as workshops. Interested fellows are encouraged to contact Managing Director Anne Schenderlein at More information on the Center can be found at

Glasscock Center for Humanities Research

Texas A&M University

The Glasscock Center for Humanities Research features weekly colloquia by faculty and graduate fellows presenting their works-in-progress, initiative-driven seminars and symposia, and twenty working groups that meet on matters embracing the period-defined (early modern studies; medieval studies), the regional and ethnic (South Asian studies; Indigenous studies), the topical (literacy; science and technology) and more. Additionally, the Center annually co-sponsors several lectures, symposia, and small conferences in the humanities and related disciplines. Resources that further enhance humanities research at Texas A&M University include the Center of Digital Humanities Research and the holdings of the university’s rare book and manuscripts library, the Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. The Glasscock Center provides fellows with a fully equipped workspace (an office in the Center); full library access; and opportunities for interaction with the community of scholars at the Center and in the College of Liberal Arts. Interested fellows should contact the Director, Emily Brady, at: Complete information on the Center can be found at

Hall Center for the Humanities

University of Kansas, Lawrence

The Hall Center for the Humanities is one of twelve designated Research Centers at the University of Kansas. Our mission is to support and share with diverse audiences across the state humanities-based research and knowledge. We host eight KU resident fellows at the center each year and a series of research seminars to encourage interdisciplinary conversation among faculty and graduate students, as well as regular workshops on grant writing and publishing. Our Research and Grant Development Office provides expert guidance and support to faculty and graduate students as they apply for external funding. Each year we offer a long list of lively, well-attended public events featuring speakers from across the country and around the globe who highlight the significance and relevance of humanities research in our contemporary world. Our Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities has its own array of dynamic programs. Located in a dedicated, 14,000 square-foot building, the Hall Center is within walking distance of KU’s libraries, special collections, and campus museums. We can provide CHCI-ACLS fellows with an office, access to all libraries and special collections in KU’s system, and opportunities to interact with local scholars. Fellows may be in residence for the summer, one semester, or the entire academic year. Lawrence is a charming college town with a plentiful supply of coffee houses, bakeries, restaurants, bookstores, and affordable housing. Please contact Director Richard Godbeer at 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

The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities

Columbia University

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

UCI Humanities Center

University of California, Irvine

The UC Irvine Humanities Center would be thrilled to host a CHCI/ACLS Fellow. Our mission is threefold:

1.Spark knowledge by supporting humanities research activities such as grant applications, writing groups, and publishing workshops.

2.Foster vibrant intellectual community through supporting research clusters/centers, sponsoring symposia/conferences, and building connections across campus as well as across institutions.

3.Inspire conversations that matter by showcasing how the humanities can help us better understand pressing issues of our time. The UCI Humanities Center has been pursuing year-long explorations around themes such as “Borders and Belonging” and “Oceans.”

Fellows will have access to office space and library resources and archival collections as well as a variety of intellectual communities at the University of California, Irvine. Interested ACLS Fellows should contact Humanities Center Faculty Director Judy Wu at or the Executive Director Amanda Swain at Also, see our website:

Humanities Institute

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 Complete information on the Institute can be found at

Humanities Research Center

Rice University

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 More information on the HRC is available at

The Humanities Research Center at VCU

Virginia Commonwealth University

The VCU Humanities Research Center was founded in 2014 to provide a forum for intellectual exchange traversing conventional disciplinary boundaries and for fostering collaborations across the College of Humanities and Sciences, the university, and local communities. Recently designated a university center, the HRC is deeply committed to building relationships and partnerships betweenVCU and other institutions locally, nationally, and internationally.

The postdoctoral fellows will join a vibrant intellectual community that has coalesced around issues of pressing contemporary concern: Environmental Humanities; Public Humanities; Digital Media; and Race, Ethnicity and Social Justice. In 2023-2024, the HRC’s core theme will be health/medical humanities, and the postdoctoral fellow would be welcome to participate in the HRC’s Medical Humanities Lab, focused on related issues, and to engage with an annual cohort of HRC residential fellows from the humanities, arts, and social sciences.

The HRC can provide CHCI/SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellows with office space, copier, scanner, internet access, and IT support, as well as full library privileges across the University. Additionally, the fellow may choose to participate in the university’s and the College of Humanities and Sciences Mentoring programs. Opportunities for interaction and expanding mentor/collaborator networks will include the fellows’ lunches, round-tables, and formal talks at the HRC. Relocation and/or housing support is available.

ACLS Fellows could begin residency at the HRC in fall 2023. Interested candidates should contact Cristina Stanciu, director of the Humanities Research Center, at

Humanities Research Institute

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 Complete information on the IPRH can be found at

Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities

Binghamton University

The Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities (IASH) at Binghamton University promotes leading-edge humanities scholarship. It inspires 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 No financial support for relocation or housing is available. Interested fellows are encouraged to contact Director Bat-Ami Bar On at

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 organize 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 and questions should be addressed to in the first instance.

Institute for Comparative Literature and Society

Columbia University

The Institute for Comparative Literature and Society (ICLS) fosters cross-disciplinary and cross-regional comparative work and provides institutional support for research across the humanities, the social sciences, medicine, law and architecture at Columbia University. Fellows have numerous opportunities to take part in research 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. Recent developments include an undergraduate major in Medical Humanities; a Mellon-funded research program on Global Language Justice; and the Ambedkar Initiative that focuses on the anti-caste legacy of B. R. Ambedkar and his continued relevance to discussions about social justice. 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 or arrange online programs and resources that could be mobilized to offer virtual residencies to ACLS fellows. Interested ACLS Fellows are asked to contact ICLS Director Lydia H. Liu at

Institute for Research in the Humanities

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Located in the University Club building, right in the center of campus and close by the main university libraries (as well as beautiful Lake Mendota), the Institute for Research in the Humanities 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 intellectual (and social) events that foster ongoing informal dialogue. Wealso sponsor conferences, symposia, workshops, and lectures, and work closely with the University's Center for the Humanities. The IRH awards internal fellowships for UW-Madison faculty, and a variety of external fellowships for scholars from elsewhere. The Institute does not offer housing for fellows, but can provide advice on locating suitable housing. Financial support is not available for housing or relocation. 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 resource for Americanists in the Humanities. Interested ACLS fellows should contact Director Steven Nadler, at Complete information on the Institute can be found at

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 occasionally provide an office, including an internet connection; it can also provide 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,, or contact Associate Director Linda Vavra at or 312-996-6354.

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, Adam Rome (Departments of History and English) at, or McKay Jenkins (Department of English) at

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 area. 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 Alison Keith at Complete information on the Jackman Humanities Institute is available at

Leslie Center for the Humanities

Dartmouth College

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 or the administrative assistant, Isabel Weatherdon at (603) 646-0896 or Complete information on the Leslie Center can be found at

Simpson Center for the Humanities

University of Washington

The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities serves a broad-based academic research mission, the core of which is a commitment to crossdisciplinary research and inquiry. The Simpson Center supports initiatives in the humanities at the leading edge of change and is defined by an ethos of intellectual community, exemplified by its signature Society of Scholars program, which convenes research fellows from across the humanities and social sciences at the University of Washington for discussion of emerging work. The Simpson Center annually hosts up to four Katz Distinguished Lecturers in the Humanities, bringing prominent scholars and intellectuals to the university campus for public lectures and colloquia and meaningful engagement with faculty, doctoral students, and scholars in residence. In addition, the center fosters faculty-led collaborative research groups, plans and supports talks and conferences throughout the academic year, and makes connections across campus units. The Simpson Center regularly hosts visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows in the humanities and humanistic social sciences, providing campus space, resources, and intellectual community for established and emerging scholarly voices. Recipients of an ACLS Fellowship who are potentially interested in residency at the Simpson Center are encouraged to contact Director Kathleen Woodward at for further information. Descriptions of current and upcoming programs, events, and initiatives at the Simpson Center can be found at

Jeanne and Dan Valente Center for the Arts and Sciences

Bentley University

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 a 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 or 781-891-2506).

Virginia Humanities

Since its inception in 1974, Virginia Humanities has provided support for almost 400 residential scholars and writers engaged in intellectually rigorous, imaginative, and accessible research and writing in the humanities. In the past two years we have shifted our focus to support Public Humanities Fellowships to help writers, community scholars, educators, and academics uncover stories about Virginia’s history and culture for a broader audience. Our Fellowships are now offered as hybrid opportunities to enable Fellows to work remotely or in the Virginia Humanities office. Interested ACLS Fellows can take advantage of our office space near downtown Charlottesville, visiting faculty privileges with the University of Virginia (, and full access to its libraries and databases. Virginia Humanities welcomes ACLS Fellows to join our community of Public Humanities Fellows, HBCU Fellows, and K-12 Fellows. Fellows may promote their research and book projects on Virginia Humanities radio With Good Reason, our weekly radio program that examines a wide range of topics with leading scholars as well as with in-person or virtual presentations. Our Fellows have free parking, library book delivery to the Virginia Humanities office, and internet. We cannot offer financial support or computing equipment. Interested ACLS Fellows should contact Director of Grants and Fellowships, Susan Perdue at, or Assistant Director of Grants and Fellowships Adam Courville at Complete information on Virginia Humanities and its mission can be found here

Center for the Humanities

Washington University in St. Louis

At Washington University in St. Louis, the Center for the Humanities facilitates the labor of humanists by nurturing innovative research, transformative pedagogy, and vibrant community engagement locally and globally. WashU is a R1 institution, and our humanities scholars have partnered with colleagues in each of the university’s professional schools: social work, law, medicine, engineering, and art and architecture. The Center hosts faculty and graduate fellows each year and supports undergraduate research through the Kling fellows program and other efforts. Dedicated to bridging silos between disciplines as well as campus-community spaces, the Center supports a number of programs that engage with WashU’s neighbors in St. Louis. Current initiatives focus on issues like community engagement, redesigning graduate education, urban humanities, reproductive justice, and global-local scholarly connections. We welcome scholars with projects related to those areas as well as those far afield. The Center hosts workshops, lectures, panels, and informal gatherings to build community. Directed by Stephanie Kirk, the Center’s team also includes several staff members and an executive committee of faculty.

The Center is able to begin hosting fellows in Spring 2024 and beyond, and can provide fellows with a fully equipped office, Internet and library access, and opportunities for interaction with the local community of scholars, including faculty and graduate fellows who are in residence at the Center every semester and meet regularly to discuss work in progress. We encourage fellows to join for a full semester to engage with the fellows cohort, the university, and the St. Louis region. The city itself presents an ideal research location for scholars interested its Spanish and French colonial history; pioneering civil rights activism; deep musical legacy; and rich literary heritage. Although the Center does not offer any funding towards living expenses in St. Louis, staff can assist with finding accommodation for fellows.

Potential fellows should contact Laura Perry, Assistant Director for Research and Public Engagement,, (314) 935-5576 [email is preferred to phone]. Read more about the Center here: