UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER HUMANITIES CENTER invites applications from tenure-track faculty (open rank) for its 2019-20 fellowships. The center supports research in literature, history, the arts, cultures, and philosophies past and present. The theme for 2019-20 is “Communities.”
The theme permits a focus on the multiple meanings and varieties of community across time and place, as well as on the forces that have challenged or disrupted communal affiliations. Projects may investigate "imagined" and "interpretive" communities as well as social institutions. Some of the many possibilities include the role of communities in the formation of ethnic, gender, class, racial, religious, national, and cosmopolitan identities; artists' colonies; utopian experiments; book clubs; community music-making; professional and scientific networks; community ties in rural and urban settings; communal ideals and narratives of decline; and the sense of community as source and goal of political activism.
Applicants may be in any field of humanistic study, including anthropology, art and art history, classics, English, history, modern languages and cultures, music, philosophy, or religion.