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Membership Activity Fund Recipients

We are proud to announce the four recipients of funding from the CHCI Membership Activity Fund for 2024 Q2. The amount of funding totaled $19,500 and is derived from our membership dues and our current Mellon grant focused on global inclusive collaborations.

  • Collaborative Writing on Gender Activism: Transdisciplinary and Trans-hemispheric Knowledges in Movement. Stephanie Kirk, Center for the Humanities, Washington University in St. Louis, USA. Co-creating a bilingual publication intended as a model for the integration of a hemispheric perspective on gender activism, in partnership with international scholars and practitioners in Mexico City at the Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico.
  • CHCI Public Humanities Network. Nicholas Allen, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts, University of Georgia, USA. Supporting the Network’s pre-conference activities for the CHCI Annual Meeting 2024 and their program for the Annual Meeting itself, centering a new award in public humanities leadership.
  • Aspirational Infrastructure Research: Mobilities, Airports, Place (AIR-MAP). Benjamin Linder, International Institute for Asian Studies, Leiden University. Forming a cohort of junior scholars and mid-career colleagues from the Global South to participate in an interdisciplinary two-day symposium examining the politics, imaginaries, and contestations of airports in the Global South, nested within the 5th annual Global Mobility Humanities Conference (GMHC) in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Sovereign claims and counterclaims: Transdisciplinary approaches to the study of humanity’s global past. Stefan Amirell, Centre for Concurrences in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, Linnaeus University. Hosting a three-day cross-cultural workshop to explore the different ways in which sovereignty has been conceptualized, understood and exercised in different historical and cultural contexts, tentatively planned for October 2024, at the Swedish Institute in Istanbul.

The Membership Activity Fund is a small grant opportunity open twice a year for funding proposals from CHCI member centers and institutes. This fund supports our membership in two core goals:

  • Supporting inclusive collaborations among CHCI members and their partners, and

  • Supporting activities with outcomes that will benefit our membership.

Read more about the program, including guidelines to apply for the next cycle, at its program page. The next deadline is October 7, 2024.