25 Aug Call for participants: California Humanities Scholars Program for graduate students
The IHC welcomes applications from UCSB humanities graduate students for the UC Humanities Research Institute’s new California Humanities Scholars Program. The purpose of the California Humanities Scholars Program is to recognize graduate students working across the broad range of humanities at the University of California and to use their collective expertise, interests and collaborative energy to create a dynamic and interactive virtual network. California Humanities Scholars will be “Citizen Journalists,” reporting on the work happening on their campuses and in their various communities by blogging, tweeting, vlogging, podcasting and other forms of online networking. The California Humanities Scholars will orchestrate a regular discussion forum on the UC Humanities Network website (currently under development). Open to all, these forums will offer insights and exchanges on a broad range of issues related to the humanities.
Three scholars will be selected from each UC campus. Each scholar will receive a small fellowship of $300 for her or his contribution, funded by the UC Humanities Research Institute. The most important quality in a Scholar will be the willingness and enthusiasm to use digital media to share ideas and foster discussion and to participate in virtual engagements throughout the year.
If the student is specifically interested in digital humanities issues, UCHRI can also concurrently nominate her or him to be a HASTAC Scholar. The HASTAC Scholars are a community of graduate and undergraduate students who are engaged with innovative projects and research at the intersection of digital media and learning, 21st century education, the digital humanities, and technology in the arts, humanities and social science. The program blogs, hosts forums, organizes events and discusses new ideas, projects, experiments, and technologies that reconceive teaching, learning, research, writing and structuring knowledge. More information about the HASTAC Scholars is online at www.hastac.org/scholars.
Application procedure: please send a cv and a letter of application detailing your qualifications to serve as a Humanities Scholar to Emily Zinn, IHC Associate Director, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Emily Zinn with any questions about this program.
Application deadline: Wednesday, September 1 at 5:00 PM