Fellowship on "Public Education" at UMass Boston

Monday, September 15, 2014 - 12:00am

Visiting Fellowship Announcement

The Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Boston invites applications for a 3-4 week short-term visiting fellowship for Spring 2015. The CHCS Flaherty Visiting Fellow will pursue a research project pertaining in some way to the study of public education. The Center is particularly interested in the work of scholars exploring the evolving meaning of "public"--whether in the arena of "real" life or on the representational level (or both).  Preference will be given to projects that will have special resonance for the University of Massachusetts Boston community on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the institution, and which take a truly interdisciplinary approach to the subject matter.

During the fellowship period the Fellow will offer a Faculty Lecture for the CHCS on work-in-progress related to the research project, and will provide a talk for a graduate seminar or student group where this can be arranged; other than these lectures, and the research project itself, the Fellow will also have numerous opportunities to attend on-campus lectures and symposia, and to take advantage of lectures, exhibits, and other events in Boston and its environs.

The University of Massachusetts Boston is located on Columbia Point, just south of downtown Boston and accessible by the Red Line subway or by car. Adjacent to the university are the Massachusetts State Archives and the JFK Presidential Library and Museum. The Massachusetts Historical Society, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Boston Public Library at Copley Square, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of African American History, Boston Symphony Hall, and the Boston Athenaeum are all nearby in downtown Boston. 

The fellowship includes travel and a stipend of $2000.  The RCUCH Fellow will also have use of a desk in the CHCS Office and internet service, as well as a university library card, access to the Healey Library's resources and databases, and interlibrary loan privileges. A housing allowance is not included in the fellowship.

Those interested in applying should send a 500-600 word project proposal indicating the proposed dates of stay, a c.v., and two letters of support. All international scholars will have to apply for a J-1 Visa.  The proposed fellowship stay should take place between January 30 and May 1, 2015. Fellowship applications should be emailed to CHCS at chcs@umb.edu; application deadline is September 15, 2014.


1 comment

Dr Barnett,

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