Free summer intensive courses in French, German, Italian, and Latin for graduate students
This summer, five-week intensive ONLINE courses in French, German, Italian, and Latin for reading knowledge will be offered, free of charge, to entering and continuing JHU graduate students. These courses aim to provide a basis for reading these languages in just five weeks. They are suitable for students with no prior experience of the language in question, as well as for those seeking a review/brush-up. Priority is given to graduate students in the Humanities and humanistic Social Sciences, but other KSAS and WSE students may be accommodated as space permits.
All four courses are scheduled to run Monday, July 13 – Friday, August 14. Precise modes of delivery, times of synchronous class meetings, and so on will be arranged by each instructor. These courses entail no grades and no formal academic credit.
The contacts for each course are as follows:
- French: Kristin Cook-Gailloud of German and Romance Languages and Literatures (email@example.com)
- German: Heidi Wheeler of GRLL (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Italian: Alessandro Zannirato of GRLL (email@example.com)
- Latin: Mackenzie Zalin from MSEL (firstname.lastname@example.org)
To express interest in one of these courses, please contact the relevant instructor listed above. Each will keep a roster of students, and will communicate with students in due course with information regarding course materials, media/platforms, and exact schedule.
Critical Theory Workshop: Summer Program In Paris, July 2020
The 2020 summer program, directed by Gabriel Rockhill and Jennifer Ponce de León, will take place from June 29 to July 17 at the EHESS in central Paris. It is open to graduate students and faculty, as well as advanced undergraduates, independent researchers, writers and artists. Invited guests for 2020 thus far include, in addition to the directors, Timothy Bewes, Christine Delphy, Massimiliano Tomba and Antonio Vázquez-Arroyo. Past speakers have included thinkers like Seloua Luste Boulbina, Jacques Rancière and Domenico Losurdo.
The CTW/ATC summer school is an intensive research program whose primary objective is to provide an international forum for trans-disciplinary and comparative work in critical social theory, in the most expansive sense of the term. Participants are exposed to the work of contemporary thinkers and engage with current debates in the Francophone world and beyond. Special attention is paid to traditions of thought that have been excluded from the academy, including Marxism, anarchism, the black radical tradition, anticolonial theory, materialist feminism and radical ecological thought. The 2019 Workshop will be comprised of three interlocking components:
- “Débats”: invited speakers debate on a common theme or question.
- “Rencontres”: intellectuals are invited to participate in public interviews on their work.
- “Groupes de travail”: the participants present and workshop their own research.
For more information and applications: https://criticaltheoryworkshop.com/2020-2/
AGHI Graduate Research Fellowship
** The deadline to apply has been extended from March 6th to March 13th.
AGHI is now accepting applications from PhD students in the 10 humanities departments in KSAS, as well as the Anthropology, Political Theory, and History of Medicine programs, to become AGHI Graduate Research Fellows
These one-semester fellowships:
- Are tenable in the spring 2021 semester
- Provide a full KSAS stipend, along with tuition costs equal to 20% of KSAS resident-student tuition, for the spring 2021 semester
- Are intended to replace any departmental teaching requirements
- Will come with access to AGHI space for work and meetings
AGHI fellows will be in the final stages of their dissertations with a high likelihood of completing their dissertations by the end of the academic year of the fellowship. Fellows will be free to devote their time to writing with few distractions and will only be expected to attend AGHI-sponsored events and meet as a group twice monthly with a faculty mentor to workshop their dissertations.
We will begin accepting applications beginning January 1, 2020. Submit the following to AGHI@jhu.edu, with the subject-heading “AGHI Graduate Research Fellowship Application,” by March 13, 2020.
- Concise (max. 500 words) abstract of the dissertation, including its methods and approaches and its greater significance for the humanities
- Statement of work already accomplished and plan for work still to be done
- Letter of recommendation from your adviser
Fellowship Possibilities at the Library of Congress for Humanities Graduates and Faculty
The John W. Kluge Center brings together scholars and researchers from around the world to stimulate and energize one another, to distill wisdom from the Library’s rich resources, and to interact with policymakers and the public.
View information about the John W. Kluge Center on the Library of Congress website.
Mellon Foundation Humanities Collaboratory Fellowship
The Mellon Foundation Humanities Collaboratory Fellowship provides doctoral graduate students at JHU the opportunity to join in a teaching and research collaboration with the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) that initiates students into undergraduate humanities research while providing them the advanced skills necessary to transition to a four-year university.
Three fellows will be selected to lead workshops based on a faculty lecture series at CCBC. These same fellows will then work closely with a group of 10 students for 10 weeks in the summer of 2019, from May 26 to August 2, to develop individualized research projects that will be presented both locally and at the annual Leadership Alliance National Symposium.
Additional information can be found on the Undergraduate Research, Scholarly & Creative Activity website.
Exchange Opportunity with the Universität Hamburg
Universität Hamburg is the largest institution for research and education in the north of Germany. As one of the country’s largest universities, we offer a diverse course spectrum and excellent research opportunities. The University boasts numerous interdisciplinary projects in a broad range of subjects and an extensive partner network with leading institutions on a regional, national and international scale.
Universität Hamburg offers approximately 170 degree programs in the following eight faculties: Faculty of Law; Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences; Faculty of Medicine; Faculty of Education; Faculty of Humanities; Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences; Faculty of Psychology and Human Movement; Faculty of Business Administration (Hamburg Business School).
Besides Climate, Earth, Environment, further successful key research areas include: Photon and Nanosciences, Manuscript Cultures, Neurosciences, Infection Research / Structural Systems Biology, Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Mathematical Physics, and Health Economics.
Our campus is located in one of Germany’s most beautiful cities, and also it’s youngest: No German city has a younger population than Hamburg. There is always something going on, so you won’t be bored when class gets out… Hamburg is also known as the “city on the water,” which is exactly what it is. The Alster Lake, the Elbe River and the harbor contribute to the city’s distinctive maritime flair. Extensive parks and greenery close to the University provide numerous opportunities for relaxation. The Elbe beaches offer perfect party locations. Theater, opera, musicals, movies, festivals, museums, galleries: the culturally-inclined can discover all kinds of things in Hamburg, often enjoying student discounts. Hamburg is a safe city. Its districts reflect its multifaceted character. Sankt Pauli, home to the red-light district, Jungfernstieg and City Hall are famous landmarks in the center of the city. The Grindel district houses the University and boasts a multitude of cafés and the new Hafen City and the Elbe Philharmonic are also worth exploring.
If you are studying at a partner university of Universität Hamburg, we invite you to come to Hamburg as an exchange student and spend one or two semesters at our university!
For more information on the central exchange program, please visit the program website.
BmoreArt Summer Interns 2020: Editorial/ Content and Multi-Media
We’re looking for two highly qualified recent graduate or current college students to join our small team this summer in Baltimore. The editorial intern will write reviews, profiles, news and more for our online arts journal, assist in covering social media platforms, photograph and video record arts events in Baltimore, attend weekly editorial meetings and assist at our launch parties and events. The multi-media and photo intern will also work on social media coverage of arts events in Baltimore, and will help distribute print magazines throughout the city to our merchant and nonprofit locations, attend weekly team meetings to discuss marketing strategy, and help out at our magazine launch parties and evening events.
Interns must have a flexible summer schedule with free weekend and evening hours to attend and report on events throughout the Baltimore region. Given the nature of this work, some preference will be given to individuals that have access to a car.
These positions require a time commitment of 10 hours of work per week. Interns may select to either be paid $500 a month or to earn college credit.
Position 1: BmoreArt Editorial Intern
Location: Baltimore, MD
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Job Start Date: May 1, 2020
- Reports to Managing Editor Rebekah Kirkman who will oversee your workload and weekly assignments
- Attend all weekly team meetings to discuss editorial strategies and story ideas
- Represent BmoreArt at 2-3 art events a week as assigned to report and document for social media
- Write at least two pieces per month for BmoreArt’s website
- Assist at all BmoreArt events including our magazine launch parties, speaker series and Connect + Collect networking nights
- Assist with fact-checking, copy editing, and research as needed for BmoreArt stories
- You have a background in writing and/or the arts and interest in a journalism career.
- You ask thoughtful, critical questions, have strong research skills and a desire to share your point of view.
- You take initiative and can manage assigned tasks without too much oversight.
- You have strong time management skills and the ability to work independently.
- You are a self-motivated, flexible worker and do not need to regularly be in an office to do your best work.
- You have exceptional and professional organizational and communication skills and follow instructions well.
- You’re passionate about the arts scene of Baltimore and writing about the many artists and makers who call the city home.
Applicants must submit a full application packet as a single PDF document via email to: email@example.com by April 21st, 2019.
- PDF packet should include: 1) A brief cover letter detailing why you want to work as an intern at BmoreArt, 2) Your CV detailing work experience and education, as it relates to the position for which you are applying, 3) Two professional references (names, telephone numbers, email addresses as well as relationship to you), 4) Three writing samples (between 500-2,000 words each) from the past year.
Position 2: BmoreArt Photo and Marketing Intern
Location: Baltimore, MD
Deadline: April 21st, 2019
Job Start Date: May 20th, 2019
- Reports to Director of Sales and Marketing, Suzy Kopf, who will oversee your workload and weekly assignments
- Attend all weekly team meetings and represent BmoreArt at 2-3 art events a week as assigned to report and document for social media
- Assist in the distribution of the print magazine to our merchants and nonprofit distributors
- Research potential appropriate partnerships in the region and compile information about what other publications of our size are doing nationally
- Assist in all BmoreArt events like our magazine launch parties, speaker series and Connect + Collect networking nights
- You have a background in the arts and an interest in marketing and promoting artists..
- You are self motivated and can manage assigned tasks for yourself without too much oversight.
- You ask good questions and are ready to listen to the answers.
- You take initiative and have a point of view to share.
- You have strong time management skills and the ability to work independently.
- You’ll be a flexible worker and do not need to regularly be in an office to do your best work.
- You have exceptional organizational and communication skills and you follow instructions well.
- You’re passionate about the art scene of Baltimore and promoting the many artists and makers who call the city home.
- You’re a great researcher and photographer.
- Preference given to applicants with experience making videos for web.
Applicants must submit a full application packet as a single PDF document via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org by April 1, 2020..
- Email subject line should be “Your Name, Title of Position You Are Applying For”
- PDF packet should include: 1) A brief cover letter detailing why you want to work as an intern at BmoreArt, 2) Your CV detailing work experience and education, as it relates to the position you are applying for, 3) Two professional references (names, telephone numbers, email addresses as well as relationship to you), 4) 5 photographs with captions and at least one short video (under 5 minutes) you have made in the last year. Video files should be sent as Vimeo or YouTube links.
Career Development Opportunities
ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences.
Humanities and social sciences PhD students and their mentors have long recognized the need for more resources to help bridge the knowledge gap between doctoral education and the realm of career possibilities. ImaginePhD is designed to meet this need by allowing users to:
- Assess their career-related skills, interests, and values
- Explore careers paths appropriate to their disciplines
- Create self-defined goals
- Map out next steps for career and professional development success
ImaginePhD is an excellent career planning tool for the humanities and social sciences. For more information, please visit the Imagine PhD website.
City Internships (CI)
CI is an accelerated learning provider offering private post-secondary, non-degree granting, full-time immersive in-person courses that combine intensive classroom-based workshops and seminars, practical work experience-based training and a link to potential employers.
For students and recent graduates, CI’s programs provide the skills, experience and links to employers necessary to launch successful careers in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving employment landscape.
Through generous CI Alumni, Student Aid offers grants up to $3,263 towards a CI Program of choice. All students and recent graduates are eligible for some aid, irrespective of where they study, and the average award last year was just under $2,000. Students can complete a student aid application here.
Summer programs continue to fill very quickly, interested students are encouraged to apply now. Students who aim to rely on the Student Aid offerings are encouraged to submit an application to a Program as soon as possible.
There is availability for Programs across other locations of London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C., Miami, Dublin, Barcelona and Madrid. Toronto, Melbourne, Medellin, Santiago, Tokyo and Shanghai will close on February 1st. All Programs include a guaranteed internship in a student’s industry of choice.
The 2020 Prospectus is now available here.