Information Session: Humanities Without Walls Pre-Doctoral Summer Workshop

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:00pm
Event Location: 
Obermann Center for Advanced Studies
111 Church St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Chicago skyline

Hear from recent participants in this Andrew Mellon-funded summer program, the Alternative Academic Career Summer Workshops for Pre-doctoral Students in the Humanities. Anu Thapa (Cinematic Arts, CLAS), Angela Toscano (English, CLAS) and Erica Dammen (Environmental Humanities, CLAS) will share their experiences from the three-week workshop and answer questions. 

This 3-week workshop occurs in mid-summer in Chicago (2017 dates have yet to be announced) and aims to help prepare doctoral students for careers both within and outside the academy through a series of summer workshops. Graduate students selected for this program will engage in intensive discussions with organizers of public humanities projects, leaders of university presses and learned societies, experts in the various domains of the digital humanities, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and holders of important non-faculty positions in colleges and universities (academic administrators, student services professionals, librarians and archivists, development officers, and so forth). The three-week workshops, facilitated and directed by the Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF), take place in Chicago. The workshops will bring together cohorts of thirty graduate students, selected in a spring competition conducted by the humanities centers, each of which will be responsible for recruiting applicants with broad interdisciplinary interests and with the capacity to represent a broadened vision of life in the humanities upon returning to their campuses. The expectation is that the centers themselves, by engaging with this project, will strengthen their capacity to serve as cross-disciplinary engines for the reorganization of graduate programs in the humanities. Learn more at: