Funded by the Mellon Foundation and co-sponsored by the New England Humanities Consortium, the first week-long institutes, or “boot camp,” in public humanities will take place June 2-8, 2019.
Nominees for the first “boot camp” in public humanities should either already be engaged in public humanities work or have an idea for public humanities project that they will initiate after the institute, with some evidence of an ability to engage with the public and create sustained partnerships. At the faculty level, we focus on tenure-track academics, who are in a position to engage their home institutions in conversations about public engagement in the humanities.
Nominated faculty may list the name(s) and contact information for undergraduate and/or graduate student(s) with whom they’re collaborating or hoping to collaborate on public humanities projects. We will then reach out to those students personally to invite them to apply to the institute.
Please note: Faculty and graduate student applicants must be from participating institutions and must be nominated by the directors of their humanities centers or other liaisons as designated by agreement with the UNH Center for the Humanities. We will invite nominated faculty members and grad students to apply by February 22 via the application portal on this site and will notify the summer 2019 cohort of their acceptance to the institute in mid-March.