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Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: Newberry Library Fellowships (11.15.15 and 12.15.15)

The Newberry Library is now accepting fellowship applications for the 2016-2017 academic year!

Newberry Library Fellowships provide support to researchers who wish to use our collection. We promise intriguing and often rare materials from our world-class collections; a lively, interdisciplinary community of researchers; individual consultations with curators, librarians, and other scholars; and an array of both scholarly and public programs.

For more information, visit our website: www.newberry.org/fellowships

Please circulate this announcement amongst colleagues and students. (more…)

Grants, Fellowships, and Prizes: Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Up and Coming Scholar Award

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society Up and Coming Scholar Award

The Stowe Society would like to recognize graduate students who are currently working on scholarship on Harriet Beecher Stowe.  If you are a graduate student who plans to present on Stowe at the Society for the Study of American Women Writers Conference (November 2015), we are sponsoring an outstanding paper award of $100 that will help contribute to your travel to the conference and recognize you for your work on Stowe.  Please send full conference papers by September 15th to ldamico@whitworth.edu.  Papers should not have your name or any identifying information on them, as they will be anonymously reviewed by Stowe Society members.  We will announce the award winner prior to the conference on our website as well as via email.  We look forward to reading your submissions! 

Warm Regards,

LuElla D’Amico

Assistant Professor of English

Vice President of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

Whitworth University

Fellowships: Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar at Lehigh University (3.15.15)

Lehigh University seeks applications for a two-year Mellon Postdoctoral Research Scholar in digital humanities and community engagement beginning August 2015. The annual salary is $50,000 with full benefits.

We seek a postdoctoral scholar well-versed in digital media, methods and technologies, with scholarly interest in one or more of the following areas: documentary studies (film or other), community engagement, urban studies and social justice. The scholar will pursue digital humanities scholarship, teach one undergraduate course each semester, contribute to workshops in partnership with the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning, and work one-on-one to help faculty integrate digital media into their courses.

The goal is to drive expansion of an undergraduate humanities curriculum that engages the local community, equips more faculty with enhanced skill sets in digital humanities forms, amplifies undergraduate humanities research, and leads to the development of an interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in documentary studies.

The position is open to candidates with a Ph.D. received between August 2012 and August 2015. We seek scholars from a wide range of humanities disciplines as well as the humanistic social sciences. Please submit a cover letter, vita, dissertation abstract, project description, and contact information for three academic references who will be prompted via email to submit letters electronically. The deadline for receipt of all materials is March 15, 2015. Please apply athttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/5320. Inquiries should be directed to Professor Ed Whitley: edw204@lehigh.edu (more…)

CFP: Edith Wharton Society Awards 2015-2016

Originally posted on The Edith Wharton Society:

Edith Wharton Society Awards 2015-2016

  1. wharton1905Edith Wharton Prize for a Beginning Scholar

Formerly known as the “Edith Wharton Essay Prize,” this award, instituted in the fall of 2005, recognizes the best unpublished essay on Edith Wharton by a beginning scholar: advanced graduate students, independent scholars, and faculty members who have not held a tenure-track or full-time appointment for more than four years.  The winning and second-place essays will be submitted for review and possible publication to the Editorial Board of The Edith Wharton Review, a peer-reviewed journal indexed in the MLA Bibliography and soon to be published by Penn State University Press. The author of the prize-winning essay will receive an award of $250. All entries will be considered for publication in The Edith Wharton Review as well as for the Prize for a Beginning Scholar. Submissions should be 20-30 pages and should follow the 7th edition MLA style, using…

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Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellow (Duke University in North Carolina)

Duke University is seeking proposals for the 2015-16 academic year for faculty members from Liberal Arts Colleges and HBCUs to participate in a comprehensive effort to redefine the role of the humanities in undergraduate education. Recipients of this fellowship must engage with one or more research and/or teaching projects while at Duke. These Fellowships are meant to mesh individual projects with the work of Duke faculty members or with larger collaborative ventures already ongoing at Duke that involve undergraduates. (more…)

Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and Humanities (Princeton University)

Princeton University seeks to appoint a distinguished humanist whose work is related to the environment for the academic year of 2015-2016. The position will provide salary plus benefits for a semester long visit or the duration of a full academic year, depending on the negotiated length of the visit and available funding. The funds may be used to supplement a sabbatical leave. (more…)

Postdoctoral Fellowships (Rutgers University)

The Department of English at Rutgers University, which has a long history of scholarship and teaching in African American Literature and Literature of the African Diaspora, announces two Postdoctoral Fellowships for scholars pursuing research in these fields. (more…)


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