Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African and African American Research is accepting applications for residential fellowships at the W. E. B. Du Bois Research Institute. Eligible fields include art and art history, Afro-Latin American research, design and the history of design, education, hiphop, African studies, the African diaspora, African American studies, literature, and creative writing. Recipients must be in residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts during the period of the award and must participate in the Center’s scholarly community by attending a weekly seminar.Fellowship opportunity: Harvard’s W.E.B DuBois Center (January 25, 2016)
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Vanderbilt University’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities is offering residential fellowships for humanities scholars to participate in its 2016-17 seminar titled “Working for Equality and Justice: Theorizing from and with Lived Resistance to Economic Inequality and Injustice.” The seminar co-directors are Brooke Ackerly (Associate Professor of Philosophy) and Melissa Snarr (Associate Professor of Ethics and Society, Divinity School). The Visiting Fellow is provided with a office space and a stipend of up to $50,000. $2,000 in moving expenses are provided. Applications must be submitted by January 18, 2016 and include an information form, CV, project proposal (1,000 words), and financial statement. The theme for the seminar is below.
What might we learn–in and through the humanities–by listening to, researching with, and documenting those persons and organizations that resist economic inequality and injustice? How might our theory building about equality and justice be challenged, enhanced, and expanded when this “lived resistance” is a primary site for our academic work on these issues? What research methodologies are appropriate for a humanities scholar who wishes to engage with lived experience? What does it mean to listen to, to research with, and to observe those struggling to survive and transform economic inequalities and injustice?
These are the 20 OSP blog posts that generated the most interest in 2015. We’re working to make the information posted to the blog more interesting and to get it to Spelman faculty in the most useful way possible. All blog posts are automatically shared to Facebook and Twitter. We send out a newsletter roughly once a month with links to blog posts of interest. This allows us to maintain an archive of searchable information online and only crowd faculty inboxes once in a while.