NATIONAL HUMANITIES CENTER
Residential Fellowships 2017-18
The Institute for Classical Studies at the Faculty of Arts and Literature at University of
Cologne invites applications for a Ph.D. position with a weekly working time of 29,87 hours (75% position)
in the interdisciplinary research project “Ancient representations in North Africa as forms of
Late Antique and postcolonial knowledge production.” Initial contract is limited for 3 years.
Starting time will be October 01, 2016. The salary is based on the German E13 TV-L scale
if terms and conditions under collective bargaining law are fulfilled.
The Bernice L. Fox Classics Writing Contest sponsored by the Department of Classics at Monmouth College
Topic: A Figure from Classical History, Literature, or Mythology as the Next President of the United States
Make a pitch for a classical figure as president, or depict that person acting as president or on the campaign trail.
This contest is open to any student enrolled full-time in high school during the current school year. An award of $250.00 will be given to the author of the best entry written in English on the specified theme. The entry may be an essay, a short story, a play, a poem, or any original literary work.
The Institute for Research in the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is offering two fellowships in humanities related fields:
The Council for European Studies (CES) is calling for nominations for its European Studies Undergraduate Paper Prize. This prize honors the best advanced research paper on any subject in European Studies written as part of an undergraduate university degree program. Two prizes will be awarded in 2016, one in the Humanities and one in the Social Sciences.
A multi-disciplinary selection committee appointed by the Council’s Executive Committee will choose the winners. Each prize winner will receive $500 and public recognition on the Council’s website and in its newsletter.
The nomination period opens November 2, 2015 and closes May 30, 2016. Prize winners will be announced in November 2016.
For more information about this Call for Nominations, including detailed eligibility guidelines, please visit www.councilforeuropeanstudies.org.
The European Institutes for Advanced Study (EURIAS) Fellowship Programme is an international researcher mobility programme offering 10-month residencies in one of the 18 participating Institutes: Aarhus, Amsterdam, Berlin, Bologna, Budapest, Cambridge, Delmenhorst, Edinburgh, Freiburg, Helsinki, Jerusalem, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Paris, Uppsala, Vienna, Zürich. The Institutes for Advanced Study support the focused, self-directed work of outstanding researchers. The fellows benefit from the finest intellectual and research conditions and from the stimulating environment of a multi-disciplinary and international community of first-rate scholars.
As a result of armed conflict, war, looting, natural disasters, economic development, poor management, and tourism, humanity’s cultural legacy is under increasing duress. In recognition of this multifaceted problem, NEH encourages projects that conduct research and develop resources for the study, documentation, and presentation of imperiled cultural heritage materials, including, but not limited to, the
Heckman Stipends, made possible by the A.A. Heckman Endowed Fund, are awarded semi-annually. Up to 10 stipends in amounts up to $2,000 are available each year. Funds may be applied toward travel to and from Collegeville, housing and meals at Saint John’s University, and costs related to duplication of HMML’s microfilm or digital resources. The Stipend may be supplemented by other sources of funding but may not be held simultaneously with another HMML Stipend or Fellowship. Holders of the Stipend must wait at least two years before applying again.
The program is specifically intended to help scholars who have not yet established themselves professionally and whose research cannot progress satisfactorily without consulting materials to be found in the collections of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library.
NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication seek to encourage scholars engaged in humanities research that requires digital formats and digital publication. Eligible projects must be conceived as digital because the nature of the research and the topics addressed demand presentation beyond traditional print publication. For example, for scholarship in fields like art history, musicology, or media studies, an interactive digital publication may allow the author to use multimedia to make arguments or illustrate critical points that would be otherwise difficult or impossible in traditional print formats.
In the summer of 2016 (July 18-August 5), there will be an NEH Summer Seminar for pre-collegiate teachers on the topic of Roman Daily Life. Two spots are also reserved for full-time graduate students who intend to become pre-collegiate teachers. This seminar is an opportunity to read Petronius and some graffiti in Latin and look at Pompeian archaeology for various topics of Roman daily life. The seminar will be held in St. Peter, Minnesota (1 hour from Minneapolis) on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College. The NEH pays each person $2,700 to participate, which will more than cover the living and food expenses (approximately $1500). The seminar has been organized by Matthew Panciera (Gustavus Adolphus College) and will be co-taught by him, Beth Severy-Hoven (Macalester), Jeremy Hartnett (Wabash), and Rebecca Benefiel (Washington and Lee). The application deadline is March 1.