Faculty Development Seminars
Call for Participation (Faculty Members)

Call for Participation (Faculty Members)

Spring 2017 Faculty Development Seminar in the Humanities

Disability Studies in the Humanities 

Led by Elizabeth B. Bearden (Department of English) and Ellen Samuels (Department of Gender and Women’s Studies)

Applications submitted by Thursday, December 15, 2016 will receive full consideration for a $500 stipend for allowable research expenses. Additional inquiries may be submitted up to the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester.

Please send the following materials as a single PDF to fds@humanities.wisc.edu with the subject line “Disability Studies Application”:

1) a 1-2 page letter outlining your interest in the seminar
2) curriculum vitae

Seminar Description
Full description and readings here. Note: the seminar will meet ten times during a semester in two-hour sessions; the meeting schedule will be set in consultation with seminar members. Questions should be directed to Megan Massino (massino@wisc.edu).

Program Description
With major support from the Office of the Dean of the College of Letters & Science, the Center for the Humanities and the Institute for Research in the Humanities jointly sponsor and administer the Faculty Development Seminars in the Humanities, which enable an individual tenured faculty member or a team of two tenured faculty members to lead a seminar on a topic of broad interest across the humanities. Seminar leaders receive a one-course release for directing a seminar of other faculty members who meet ten times during a semester in two-hour sessions, and their departments receive funds for a replacement lecturer. The Faculty Development Seminar program provides research funds of $500 to ten faculty members to participate in the seminar.