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Society for the Humanities Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowships in Partnership with Humanities New York

The Graduate Student 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, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long Fellowship will involve a combination of training in the methods and approaches of the public humanities and work by the Fellow to develop a public project related to their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization.

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 career paths. 

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ABOUT THE CORNELL SOCIETY FOR THE HUMANITIES:  Cornell's Society for the Humanities was established in 1966 as one of the first humanities research institutes in North America. Located in the historic home of Cornell's first president, Andrew Dickson White, the Society brings distinguished visiting fellows, Cornell faculty, and graduate student fellows together each year to pursue research on a rotating interdisciplinary focal theme. In addition to participating in our legendary Wednesday fellows seminar, fellows offer one experimental, innovative seminar on their research topic and present their work at the yearly conference.  The Society's presence at Cornell has fostered path-breaking multidisciplinary dialogue and theoretical reflection on the humanities at large with our internationally recognized fellows. The Society is proud to sponsor numerous internal grants, workshops, and funding opportunities for Cornell faculty and graduate students in the humanities as well as host over 100 annual lectures, workshops, colloquia, and conferences organized by Cornell's distinguished humanities faculty.

ABOUT HUMANITIES NEW YORK:  The mission of Humanities New York is to help all New Yorkers become thoughtful participants in our communities by promoting critical inquiry, cultural understanding, and civic engagement. Founded in 1975, Humanities New York is the sole statewide proponent of public access to the humanities. The Council is a private 501(c)3 that receives Federal, State, and private funding.