The Center for the Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a proud member institution of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life, a national consortium of colleges and universities committed to public scholarship in the arts, humanities, and design. Imagining America serves as a clearinghouse for best practices, a forum for discussion, and a host to national and regional conferences that promote knowledge sharing among civically-minded universities, colleges, and community agencies. Imagining America affirms that public scholarship “joins serious intellectual endeavor with a commitment to public practice and public consequence,” and The Center for the Humanities upholds this affirmation through outreach programming across the educational spectrum, such as Great World Texts in Wisconsin, the Humanities Without Boundaries public lecture series, or the Humanities Exposed (HEX) program.
PAGE (Publicly Active Graduate Education) is Imagining America’s network of, and fellowship program for, early career publicly engaged scholars in the arts, humanities, and design. PAGE broadens notions of scholarship and professionalization within the academy through activities which enhance the theory and the tools for students and scholars to articulate their own public scholarship; foster a national, interdisciplinary community of peers and veteran scholars; and create opportunities for collaborative knowledge production.
Begun in 2003, PAGE has grown into a thriving and vibrant association of the next generation of scholars working to take on new methods of collaboration and scholarship. These conversations come together each year, at Imagining America’s national conference, where the PAGE Summit connects practitioners from across IA’s network workshops on publicly driven scholarly practices.
Click here for more information on becoming a PAGE Fellow.