The Brown faculty members, community leaders, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD students affiliated with the Center for Public Humanities pursue their own projects, work with Public Humanities students, and present their work to the University community and the larger world under the Center’s auspices.  The scholarship of the fellows addresses issues of concern to the public humanities and connects the university, cultural organizations, and the public.  The Center provides fellows with office space and access to Brown University resources.

The fellows’ participation makes the Center a lively and important place to explore the Public Humanities.

Our fellowships fall in three broad categories:

Faculty and Community Fellows

Each year, the Center names an exciting group of Brown faculty members and community leaders to serve as Public Humanities Fellows.  Faculty members interested in innovative methods for presenting their research to the public, including through the digital humanities; those conducting research in collaboration with community organizations; and/or faculty seeking to incorporate public engagement in their courses find support through the fellowship program. Culture workers from the non-profit community use their fellowship to pursue a program of reading, writing, and thinking or to engage in a specific project with the support of Center staff, faculty, and students.   See this year’s Public Humanities Fellows here.

Post-Doctoral Fellows

The Center for Public Humanities selects innovative young scholars to serve as Post-doctoral Fellows for two years to teach, assist in the work of the Center, and pursue their own research projects.  Read about the current Post-doctoral Fellows here.

Graduate Fellows

As part of the Interdisciplinary Opportunities program of the Brown Graduate School and the Provost’s Office, the Center for Public Humanities will welcome its first Graduate Fellow in 2015-2016.  This competitive program, open to sixth year PhD students, assigned fellows to participate in the academic life of Brown Centers as well as to continue work on their dissertations.  Find out more about this year’s Graduate Fellow here.

Information about previous fellows >

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