Humanities New York and nine New York State university humanities centers announce the call for applicants for the 2020-2021 Public Humanities Fellowship. The Public Humanities Fellowship was developed by Humanities New York in partnership with nine New York research universities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm and strengthen the public humanities community by supporting emerging scholars.
Yaelle Frohlich and Emma Otheguy, doctoral candidates at NYU, reflect on their Public Humanities Fellowship experiences.
The year-long Fellowship involves workshops in the methods and approaches of the public humanities, mentorship and advice, networking opportunities, and financial support, all to bolster the Fellow’s development of a public project related to their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization or non-profit.
The skills and experiences afforded by the Fellowship are intended to serve scholars who have a record of working with the public as well as those who are starting to explore the public humanities. It is equally valuable for scholars who plan to pursue careers within the academy and those who plan to pursue other paths.
About Humanities New York
The mission of Humanities New York is to strengthen civil society and the bonds of community, using the humanities to foster engaged inquiry and dialogue around social and cultural concerns. Founded in 1975, Humanities New York is the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and is the sole statewide proponent of public access to the humanities. HNY is a private 501(c)3 that receives Federal, State, and private funding.