UNH Receives Mellon Foundation Grant to Take the Humanities to the Public
Thanks to a $724,000 grant over three years from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the University of New Hampshire’s Center for the Humanities will host residential summer institutes to train humanists to work in the public realm and embrace community engagement. Watch for the official announcement soon.
COLA Senior to Teach in the Palestinian Territories on Fulbright
Madison Pierce '18, an English teaching major, has spent four years studying Arabic at UNH and abroad, but when she learned she had received a competitive Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship to travel to the Palestinian territories, she was, in a word, “humbled.” Pierce is one of 6 COLA students to win Fulbright grants this year. Others include Eden Suoth '18 (philosophy and math), Rory Wilson '18 (philosophy), Shannon Bradley '17 (Spanish), Erin Lee '17 (English teaching) and Jacqueline Gilbert '17 (anthropology). Learn more.
Jeff Bolster Delivers Prestigious Ocean Policy Talk
Professor of history W. Jeffrey Bolster was selected by the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) to deliver its prestigious Roger Revelle Commemorative Lecture on April 25 in Washington, D.C., the first humanist ever to receive this honor. Learn more.
New Book from Literary Scholar Brigitte Bailey
Associate Professor of English Brigitte Bailey’s new book, “American Travel Literature, Gendered Aesthetics, and the Italian Tour, 1824–62” (Edinburgh University Press), analyses U.S. tourist writings about Italy from 1824 to 1862 to explain what roles transatlantic travel, aesthetic response and the genre of tourist writing played in the formation of the United States. Learn more.