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Theme Nominations

2019/2020 Warren Center Faculty Fellows Program

The Executive Committee of the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities invites proposals of a theme for the 2019-2020 Fellows Program. Possibilities for topics are limited only by the imaginations of those conceiving them, so long as they encourage interdisciplinary inquiry. Co-direction, especially by colleagues from different disciplines, is desirable. A one- to two-page description of the topic of study and an explanation of its importance to the world of scholarship may be emailed to the address given below. Please include also the curricula vitae (no more than five pages each) of the project co-directors.

Proposals must be received by the end of the business day on Friday, April 20, 2018.

Persons nominating a topic assume responsibility for directing the nine-month investigation of it. Fellows of the Center and the program directors receive individual research funds for use in defraying legitimate research expenses (travel, books, staff support, etc.). Additionally, funding is available to the Fellows Program for lectures, conferences, subventions, and the like.

The Center also sponsors a Visiting Fellow who participates in the Program for the academic year—an established scholar from another institution whose presence and research will benefit the Fellows and the broader University community.

That the Fellows Program provides unusual opportunities for various specialists cooperatively to interrogate an issue of common interest is evidenced by a survey of recent topics: “Working for Equality and Justice: Theorizing from and with Lived Resistance to Economic Inequality and Injustice,” and recently, “When the Fringe Dwarfs the Center: Vernacular Islam Beyond the Arab World;” “Public Scholarship in the Humanities;”  “Diagnosis in Context: Culture, Politics and the Construction of Meaning;” and “Age of Emancipation:  Black Freedom in the Atlantic World.”

Questions should be addressed to Edward Friedman, director, or Mona Frederick, executive director.

We look forward to receiving your suggestion for our 2019-2020 Fellows Program. Please email your materials to Terry Tripp. For any questions, please call 343-6060.