Specialized Training Opportunities
The Mellon Partners for Humanities Education help to prepare future faculty in the humanities through two programs. Completion of both of these programs is required of Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows.
The Mellon Certificate in Humanities Education is a section of the Center for Teaching’s Certificate in College Teaching seminar with a special emphasis on teaching at liberal arts colleges and/or historically black colleges and universities.
Mellon Institute in Digital and Public Humanities for Early-Career Scholars Call for Applications
Vanderbilt University’s Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities and the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy invite applications for the Mellon Institute in Digital and Public Humanities for Early-Career Scholars, the third of an annual three-year program. Led by eminent scholars and practitioners of public and digital humanities, this Institute will provide twelve Vanderbilt graduate students and recent PhDs in the humanities or humanistic social sciences with grounding in the theory and practice of public and digital humanities. Supplemented by short lectures and practical exercises, learning will be largely project-based, offering participants the opportunity to use digital humanities methodologies in a hands-on public humanities endeavor. This Institute is open to current Vanderbilt University graduate students and recent PhDs in the humanities or humanistic social sciences (degree awarded 2013 or later) and is required of all recipients of the Mellon Partners for Humanities Education Postdoctoral Fellowships.
By equipping graduate students and early-career scholars with the techniques of civic engagement and digital humanities, this Institute will improve graduate preparation for research and teaching that emphasize the public and civic value of humanities education. In addition, this Institute will enable participants to craft a distinctive profile that will poise them for the competitive job market.
The Institute will take place from Monday, May 2 through Friday, May 6, at Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy. Recent Vanderbilt PhDs chosen for participation who are currently affiliated with other institutions outside of Nashville will be reimbursed for the costs of travel and lodging for the five-day Institute. All participants in the Institute will receive a $500 stipend.
Applicants must have completed their second year in a Vanderbilt University graduate program in the humanities or humanistic social sciences or have received their doctorate in a humanities discipline from Vanderbilt University no earlier than 2013. We welcome applications from scholars without previous experience in the digital and/or public humanities, as well as from those with more extensive familiarity.
Deadline: Noon, Friday, April 1, 2016
Submit the following materials by email to Joy Ramirez at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon, Friday, April 1, 2016
- A letter of interest (no more than 2 pages) indicating how participation in this Institute will align with the applicant’s scholarship and teaching
- A curriculum vitae
- A letter of recommendation from someone familiar with the applicant’s work.
For more information please contact Joy Ramirez at 343-6060 or email@example.com.