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Call for Proposals 2018-2019
Many Humanities faculty have already imported to the humanistic disciplines the observation, hands-on experimentation, and skill-building perspectives that the general public tends to associate with the natural sciences laboratory approach. Through the Humanities Labs program, we now seek to popularize these rewarding practices more broadly across our disciplines, and to draw attention to their use. Humanities Labs encourage us to move beyond the classroom and embrace the world as an ideal learning space. Museums and archives expand that learning space and offer new experiences, while our community or region can become a “classroom without walls.”
The lab definition is flexible enough to incorporate a variety of contexts and approaches. Labs must move beyond the traditional classroom experience typically associated with the humanities to involve some combination of experimentation, observation, hands-on learning, creating new knowledge, public dissemination of that knowledge, and creative production.
Labs are sometimes divided into the following groups:
Proposals are invited from all departments and programs in the Humanities, and other humanistic disciplines broadly defined. Courses must be taught in the 2018-19 academic year.
Applicants should submit a proposal that includes:
The deadline for application is May 30, 2017. Decisions will be made by June 15, 2017. Applications will be reviewed and voted on by the Center’s Advisory Committee. Please email applications, and any questions, to Pat McGuinn.