Grants-in-Aid for Conferences | Apply by October 16, 2017

Every year the NYU Center for the Humanities offers a number of small grant opportunities meant to support conferences with a humanistic focus. We invite applications from faculty in full-time positions at NYU.

Grants-in-Aid provide funding up to a maximum of $5,000 for conferences. Funding is not available for a single visiting lecturer or for any activities or conferences that do not take place at NYU or an NYU global site. Grants-in-Aid cannot support faculty travel to conferences.

Please see the Grants-in-Aid for Conferences webpage for additional information and instructions on how to apply. The application deadline is October 16th.


Upcoming Conferences Funded by the Center

Africa and the Soviet Union: Technology, Ideology, and Culture

Robyn d’Avignon, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Arts & Science

October 13, 2017 | 9:00AM to 5:00PM
NYU Jordan Center for the Advanced Study of Russia, 19 University Place, 2nd Floor

This one-day workshop explores the histories and legacies of Soviet-African relations in relation to large global processes that dominated the second half of the last century: decolonization, the growth of technical expertise, shifting political imaginations, the “fall” of socialism, the rise of international organizations.

Sponsored by the NYU Jordan Center, Africa House, the Center for the Humanities, and the Department of History.


Global Histories of Capital: A Conference on Political Economy and Historical Change

David Ludden, Professor, Department of History, Arts & Science

October 6-7, 2017
NYU Abu Dhabi Institute, 19 Washington Square North, 2nd Floor
Wollman Hall, The New School, 65 West 11th Street, 5th Floor

This conference aims to address the one-sidedness of the recent European and U.S. historiographic turn to the “history of capitalism” by providing one of the first venues to direct comparative investigations of emergent scholarship on the history of capital in the non-west.

Sponsored by NYU Department of History, The New School Department of History, NYU Center for the Humanities, The New School Heilbroner Center for Capitalism Studies, and NYU Provost’s Global Research Initiative.


Rouch in the USA

Faye Ginsburg, David B. Kriser Professor, Department of Anthropology, Arts & Science

November 9, 2017
NYU Paris

Rouch in the USA aims to trace the contours of Jean Rouch’s influence on American thinkers and filmmakers.

Co-sponsored by the Comité du Film Ethnographique and made possible by the generous support of the Office of the Provost’s Global Research Initiatives at New York University, NYU Paris, the NYU Center for the Humanities, The Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and the Center for Media, Culture and History at NYU.


Want to know more about past recipients? Find their conference details here.