CHPP Fellows Course Design Seminar
This Fall the CFT has had the pleasure to get to know and to support Vanderbilt’s Collaborative Humanities Postdoctoral Fellows by hosting a Course Design Seminar for them. Established by the College of Arts & Science and funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities American Rescue Program, the Vanderbilt Collaborative Humanities Postdoctoral Program (CHPP) has begun with nine Fellows, whom you can meet here. The grant supports their work in the “new” or “hybrid” humanities, which focuses on interdisciplinary collaboration to address pressing public problems in one of three areas – urban, environmental, or global humanities. The fellowships term is for three years during which time the fellows will engage in collaborative research projects as well as develop and teach new undergraduate courses in their respective areas.
The CFT’s Course Design Seminar, in addition to ongoing services, support their development of nine writing seminars that will be taught in Spring 2023 on topics that include identity and the Afro-Latinx condition, social and environmental justice movements in the Americas, art and environment, commodities and nature, art and race in urban space, and urban issues of immigration and indigeneity. The CHPP Fellows have been energetic, engaged, insightful, and generous in their support of one another and in the creation of truly innovative and interdisciplinary courses that will contribute greatly to the A&S humanities curriculum.