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The National Humanities Center Call for Fellowship Applications

Please find below the call for applications for the 2020-21 residential fellowship program at the National Humanities Center. The National Humanities Center is the only institute for advanced study that is devoted exclusively to the humanities. Each year, the Center offers up to forty residential fellowships to distinguished scholars from across the humanities. The application […]


Announcing the 2020-21 Society for the Humanities Fellowships on FABRICATION

Announcing the 2020-21 Society for the Humanities Fellowships The Society for the Humanities at Cornell University invites applications for residential fellowships from scholars whose research projects reflect on the 2020-21 theme of FABRICATION. Six to eight Fellows will be appointed. Fellows include scholars and practitioners from other universities and members of the Cornell faculty released from regular […]


Creating a Space for the Humanities by Dr. Egginton

William Egginton, Decker Professor in the Humanities, reflects on the opening of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute at Johns Hopkins University and its contributions to students, faculty, and community programming at a STEM-oriented campus.


Want to fix the tech industry? Start with the humanities.

The humanities are central to our conceptions of technology and science. Steve Jobs once proclaimed that “technology alone is not enough.” Creating a better world, he repeatedly stressed, requires focus on people as well as technology, on the humanities as well as the sciences.


The old humanities and the new science at 100: Osler’s enduring message

The year 2019 marks the 100th anniversary of Sir William Osler’s last public speech. In the speech, he called for a reunification of the old humanities and the new science. “Humanists have not enough Science” he warned, “and Science sadly lacks the Humanities…this unhappy divorce…should never have taken place.” 100 years after his death, what can Osler teach the high-tech physician of today?


Deadline Approaching for Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program

The deadline to apply for the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Program is March 13 at 9 p.m. Applicants must have a PhD in the humanities or humanistic social sciences conferred between Sept. 1, 2015 and June 21, 2019 and must have defended and deposited their dissertations no later than April 5, 2019.


Humanities in the Village with Anand Pandian Tonight at Bird in Hand

Anand Pandian, a professor in the anthropology department at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss a new manuscript project about walls and social boundaries in the United States, called Impervious: The Walls We Live With, and How to See Beyond Them. Why does the idea of walling and sealing off the United States from the rest of the world seem to appeal to so many Americans these days?