Mellon Postdoc in the Humanities, Penn Humanities Forum

Francis Hult francis.hult at
Thu Jun 16 13:06:08 UTC 2011


Mellon Postdoc in the Humanities, Penn Humanities Forum, Upenn


Five Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities are available for the 2012-2013 academic year from the Penn Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania for untenured junior scholars who are no more than eight years out of their doctorate. Candidates from all humanistic disciplines are eligible, as well as those in allied areas such as Anthropology and History of Science.

The programs of the Penn Humanities Forum are conceived through yearly topics that invite broad interdisciplinary collaboration. The Forum has set Peripheries as the topic for the 2012-2013 academic year. Research proposals on this topic are invited from a variety of theoretical perspectives in all areas of humanistic study except educational curriculum-building and the performing arts (scholars of the performing arts are eligible; those proposing to create artworks are not).

Fellows teach one undergraduate course in addition to conducting their research and must be in residence during the fellowship year. Stipend: $46,500 plus health insurance and a $2500 research fund. The fellowship is open to all scholars, national and international, who meet eligibility criteria. Application, fellowship guidelines, and other important criteria are available on the Forum's website. 

Established in 1999 as the University of Pennsylvania's humanities hub, the Penn Humanities Forum is charged with taking a fresh look at ideas that touch on the human experience. The Forum's goal is to introduce humanistic perspectives to the sciences, professions, and public, and to bring ideas, long confined to the ivory tower, into popular discourse. Addressing a different topic every year, the Forum offers an integrated program of research, teaching, and outreach, which invites students, scholars, the cultural community, and the general public to discover common ground. Choosing "Peripheries" as its theme for 2012-13, the Forum will consider how and why humans have drawn and are redrawing our notions of space--its geography, hierarchy, power, and social norms.

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