From 2007 until now, humanities-focused programming at PPL has been managed by the library’s Program Team. High-quality programs have made the humanities more accessible to the community through the “spotlight on the humanities” series, special events like Princeton Reads, programming that commemorates historic events like the anniversaries of the Emancipation Proclamation and Freedom Summer, and additional one-time programs.
In order to expand the humanities programs and contributions of PPL, we’ve created a new position – the Humanities Program Fellow. We seek a highly qualified candidate to be the inaugural humanities program fellow.
The Humanities Program Fellow will be responsible for the overall administration and implementation of the library’s efforts to promote the humanities as an essential part of contemporary life.
Building on the library’s preeminent role as a welcoming intellectual space that functions as our town’s public square, the Humanities Program Fellow will develop ideas, identify subjects and speakers for events, and create new opportunities for public engagement using the practices of the humanities to frame conversations.
The Humanities Program Fellow will report to the Public Programming Librarian and work closely with the Program Team, and Marketing Director on translating contemporary issues and big ideas into live events with broad public impact.
To view the primary responsibilities and required qualifications of this full-time position, click on the following link:…
Review of applications will begin on April 30, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

UPitt Summer Language Institute Scholarships in Hungarian, Ukrainian, Estonian, B/C/S, Turkish

The University of Pittsburgh’s 2015 Summer Language Institute has several generous scholarships available for 6-week, 6-credit beginning intensive courses in the following languages:







Interested students find applications here

AHR EA Western Europe, Ancient or Medieval History (deadline EXTENDED to 1 MAY 2015)

Position Open: Editorial Assistant

Major Field, Western Europe or Ancient and/or Medieval European History


The American Historical Review is seeking a graduate student in the IU History Department or a related department to serve as one of seven Editorial Assistants. This is a half-time position (20 hours/week F.T.E.).  The successful candidate will be expected to make at least a two-year commitment. Training starts June 17, 2015 (actual start date July 1, 2015).


We seek a specialist in the history of modern or early modern Western Europe or ancient and/or medieval European history.


An Editorial Assistant assesses and processes books for review; assists in the selection of reviewers; fact-checks, edits, and proofreads copy for the review sections; proofreads articles; and creates and updates records in a computer database.


Applicants should have completed their requirements for the M.A. degree and have proficiency in languages and general knowledge appropriate to the fields the assistantship covers.  Proficiency in French is essential, and knowledge of Italian is highly desirable.


Current compensation is about $1,736 per month; the job covers twelve months, with a fee scholarship for students with fewer than 90 hours.  The position is renewable annually for up to three years.


The extended deadline for applications is Friday, May 1, 2015.


Please send a letter of application, a vita, and two letters of recommendation to:


Prof. Robert A. Schneider, Editor

American Historical Review

(812) 855-7609


For more information, contact us via e-mail at


EU Marie Curie Fellowship in Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (deadline 12 MAY 2015)

Funding to develop applications for a


to hold at the

Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL)

University of Aberdeen

Deadline for proforma: Tuesday 12th May 2015


The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen invites researchers of any nationality who identify closely with our research agenda, and who hold a PhD and significant post-doctoral experience, to spend up to a week at CISRUL preparing an application for a Marie Curie European Fellowship, which would allow them to spend 1-2 years with us at Aberdeen.

Since Marie Curie stresses the fit between applicant and institution, we ask that you begin by reflecting on whether CISRUL is the right place for you to develop your career as a researcher. CISRUL aims to produce conversation across the social sciences and humanities on key concepts of the modern polity, including citizenship, civil society and rule of law, as well as democracy, human rights, nationalism and pluralism.

If you believe your work may fall within the CISRUL remit, please take a look at the detailed information about our members, events and publications at The next step would be to a) contact the CISRUL member whose discipline and interests are closest to yours, and then b) fill out the proforma on the website, so we can consider inviting you to Aberdeen to spend a week developing your application.

CISRUL will fund travel (up to £750) as well as board & lodging (up to 7 days) for the most promising applicants to visit us for a week, likely in mid to late June. During the week you would attend a variety of information sessions, about Marie Curie and about the University, as well as meeting regularly with your proposed supervisor/s and with a wide range of the University’s professional services.

For further details, please see

World History Teaching Positions (Adjunct) IUPU-Columbus

The History Program in the Indiana University Division of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus (IUPUC) anticipates vacancies for adjunct instructor(s) in a survey class in World History before 1800 (History H108), and in a survey class in World History after 1800 (History H109) during the fall semester of 2015. The classes often are taught as breaking nearer 1500, depending on instructor preference.


IUPUC is a nonresidential campus serving traditional and nontraditional students in the south-east-central region of Indiana. About half of all IUPUC students are of non-traditional age, and most IUPUC students are first-generation college students.


The section of History H108 will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from noon until 1:15. The section of History H109 will on Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:00-4:15. Class size for each will probably be in the vicinity of 25-30.


Minimum requirements are an active ABD in an appropriate field of History, or a PhD, and some teaching experience. It is understood that not all plausible applicants will have taught a class as instructor of record, and all instructors will find some part of a world history survey a stretch. Pay for an ABD with teaching experience in the IU system will probably be in the vicinity of $2208; in addition there is a modest travel stipend (NOT mileage) for those coming from Bloomington, Indianapolis, or a similar distance. Those with a PhD will receive a slightly higher pay rate.


Those who have previously taught at Columbus, been interviewed at Columbus, or submitted materials at Columbus, are encouraged to apply for this opportunity, as are those who have not had previous contact with IUPUC.


Those holding appointments elsewhere in the IU system will need to be able to fit this appointment within applicable load limits (those unsure of their status should apply). Graduate students will probably require the permission of their adviser and \ or program.


Opportunities for future terms are possible, dependent on campus needs and resources.


Those interested should contact Dr. Doug Gardner, Coordinator of the History Program, at, as soon as possible. An emailed statement of interest and a brief CV, showing at the minimum education, teaching experience, and a dissertation title will suffice for initial screening. Dr. Gardner’s phone number is 812-348-7206, and his postal address is IUPUC, 4601 Central Avenue, Columbus, Indiana 47203.




Fulbright IIE Infosession 1 May 2015, 11 am-12 pm

Attention potential Fulbright applicants:

Fulbright Information Session

Hutton Honors College, Great Room

11-12, Friday May 1st 2015

featuring Collin Bjork, a graduate student who served as a Fulbright ETA in Montenegro


For additional information on Fulbright applications:

Undergrads should contact Paul Fogleman in IUCARE (Competitive Awards and Research, )

Graduate Students should contact GGC staff at


Fulbright IIE Summer Online Proposal Development Bootcamp Information

Dear graduate students,

Are you planning to apply for the Fulbright IIE Fellowship this fall?
The GradGrants Center will be facilitating an online Fulbright proposal development bootcamp to help you develop a successful proposal run through the Canvas system. The bootcamp is organized into a series of modules that include weekly assignments and peer reviews, as well as brief readings to guide you through the application process. The objective is to encourage you to develop your proposal in a community of peers that offers you detailed feedback, and ultimately improves your proposal. As the Fulbright reviewers include scholars and non-scalars alike, and represent at a range of disciplinary backgrounds, this interdisciplinary environment will help tailor your proposal to the audience that reviews the Fulbright IIE.
Series of modules/assignments:
Developing an “Fulbright-able” idea
Securing successful affiliation letters
Structuring your proposal
Integrating the Fulbright mission into your proposal
Writing the personal statement
Sharpening your proposal
If you are interested in participating, and/or have any questions, please contact the GradGrants Center ( If you want to participate, please send us an email with your name, departmental affiliation, and the country you plan to apply to.

NPS Artist-in-Residence Program (rolling deadlines , next 6 MAY 2015)

Artist-In-Residence Program

Over the last century, artists have had an enduring connection with national parks. Their paintings and photographic records exposed these natural wonders to a population often unaware of their existence. Today, national parks continue to inspire artists. In turn, those artists create art that excites millions of people about national parks and builds awareness and fosters stewardship of these beautiful public lands and historic sites.Shenandoah National Park’s Artist-in-Residence program offers artists a chance to live and work in this exceptional environment for a period of two weeks. The works completed during the program will serve, through the creativity of the selected artists, to deepen the understanding and appreciation of Shenandoah National Park. The Park’s Artist-in-Residence program is supported by a generous donation from the Shenandoah National Park Trust.

Shenandoah National Park’s 2015 Artist-in-Residence program will offer two residencies – one in June and the second in September. The residency in June is open to visual artists in the genre of video production (videography, editing, animation, etc.) while the September residency will be open to creative writers. Our goal for these artists to seek and share their artistic inspiration as they explore and experience Shenandoah National Park. Work submitted should be of professional quality.


The Artist-in-Residence program requires the selected artist to donate original pieces of art, representative of the artist’s style and reflecting the artist’s residency within six months of the artist’s stay.

The 2015 June residency will require the selected artist to donate two original video products. These should be no more than 2:00 minutes in length. The September residency will also require the donation of two original written products.

Artists must provide their own supplies during their residency. Selected artist will also be required to present one public program during their residency. The Park will work with the artist on the program, which can be a demonstration, workshop, or public presentation.

The selected artist will be provided lodging in concessions facilities located at Skyland Resort within Shenandoah National Park. This facility is located approximately 20 miles from the town of Luray, VA, and approximately 18 miles from the town of Sperryville, VA. Artists will be required to bring personal gear and supplies.


Selection Process
A panel of Park staff will select the artist. Selection is based on artistic merit, the submitted Statement of Purpose, and the relevancy of the artwork and the artist’s project proposal.

In preparation for the upcoming centennial celebration of the National Park Service, the selected artists will share their talent and creativity to help visitors Find Your Park. The Find Your Park Campaign aims to reach out to future National Park Service stewards to assist them in defining their “park” in their own unique way. Shenandoah National Park is a jewel among National Park Service sites and offers a distinctive array of natural, cultural, and recreational opportunities for visitors. The 2015 residencies should provide inspiration and engage the public in the Find Your Park Campaign.

How to Apply
Artists must submit application materials and art samples exactly as indicated on the application form. Insufficient, or excess materials, are causes for application rejection, as is an artist’s proposed use of a work already in progress as a residency project.

Entries will be accepted for the 2015 program in two phases. Applications for the June residency, visual artists in the genre of video production (videography, editing, animation, etc.), will be accepted until Wednesday May 6, 2015. Applications for the September residency, creative writers, will be accepted from June 29, 2015 through July 17, 2015.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. Please be sure that your application reflects the correct media. Notifications of the selected artist will be made by Wednesday May 13, 2015 for the June residency. Notifications of the selected artist for the September residency will be made by Wednesday July 29, 2015.

Artist-in-Residence Program Overview
 – Read for full program details

2015 Application Form

For additional program information, contact Shenandoah National Park by phone (540) 999-3500 ext. 3181 or by e-mail

Postdoc: Potsdam Institute for Climate Research Institute (open until filled)

 Earth-Docs wanted: a new kind of research position

The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) is offering a new kind of research position for outstanding young scientists: they can become an Earth-Doc as part of an international research team working across research institutions and disciplines. The state-of-the-art programme has been launched by the Earth League, an international alliance of 17 leading scientists and institutions, co-founded by PIK. Applicants for the new position focusing on the role of social agents in Earth system dynamics should have a background in global sustainability and modelling.

Summer School (Columbia): “The Many Worlds of Black New York” (deadline 15May 2015)

The Columbia University Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) is now accepting applications for its 2015 Summer Teachers and Scholars Institute (STSI). Convening for two weeks between Monday 13 and Friday July 24, this year’s STSI is themed “The Many Worlds of Black New York” and will focus on the history, cultures, and institutions of African-descended peoples in New York City.

This Summer Institute offers:

  • The opportunity to study African-American history, culture, politics, and life through the lens of New York, and in New York
  • Attend seminars facilitated by today’s leading scholars in African-American Studies
  • Visit and tour historical landmarks and institutions around the city
  • Create innovative multi-media lesson plans
  • Receive instruction in the latest research methods and,
  • enjoy afternoon and evening cultural excursions throughout New York City.

This year’s lecturers will include Ansley Erickson, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Cheryl Hicks, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Brian Purnell, and Christina Greer. STSI seminars will explore various themes including:

  • The New Negro Movement and the Harlem Renaissance
  • Educating Harlem: Activism for Equality in the Mid-20th Century
  • The Struggle for Civil Rights in Brooklyn
  • Race, Policing, Gender and Criminal Justice
  • Black Immigration since 1965
  • Health/Medical Rights

In addition to serving as a space for collaborative thinking and skills training, STSI will offer a unique opportunity to explore the tremendous richness and vast scope of African-American Studies.


Applications are due by May 15, 2015.
Please visit for more information, and please feel free to distribute widely to your colleagues and friends. Questions may be sent to