Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellowship

Duke University

October 24, 2012

Deadline for Proposals:  January 15, 2013 

Opportunity:  The Humanities Writ Large Visiting Faculty Fellowship Program is seeking proposals for the 2013-14 academic year for faculty members from Liberal Arts Colleges (LCAs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in a comprehensive effort to redefine the role of the humanities in undergraduate education.  Recipients of this fellowship must engage with one or more research and/or teaching projects while at Duke.  It is anticipated that 3 – 5 Fellows will be selected for 2013-14.

The Visiting Faculty Fellows funded through this program will be part of an effort to broaden the footprint of Duke’s traditional humanities departments, as well as those in the interpretive social sciences.  Duke is committed to reasserting the importance of the humanities by connecting humanistic inquiry broadly across domains of knowledge and linking it to an active, integrative model of education.  The Visiting Faculty Fellows Program contributes to this by:

  • Engaging faculty Fellows from LACs and HBCUs in re-defining our common research and pedagogy in the humanities;
  • Facilitating exchange between humanities scholars at Duke and LACs and HBCUs; and
  • Creating pathways for replicating a transformed approach to humanities education beyond Duke. 

Three Fellows were selected for Spring 2012, and four more for 2012-13.  Information about them and their work at Duke can be found at

These Fellowships are meant to mesh individual projects with the work of Duke faculty members or with larger collaborative ventures already ongoing at Duke.  Each Fellow must be committed to the goal of connecting humanists and the humanities to new neighbors and adjacencies, sometimes outside of traditional disciplines, in ways that make the humanities a central part of new knowledge projects. 

Each Fellow will be provided with a stipend equal to the current pay of the Fellow (up to $150,000 for salary and fringe benefits, office space, library privileges, and research funds.  Duke will assist Fellows in identifying housing. 

Humanities Writ Large is made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Contact Name: 
Laura Eastwood