Faculty Development Seminars
The Faculty Development Seminars in the Humanities 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.
Designed to enhance the quality of humanities research at UW-Madison and to promote sustained collaboration and dialogue across disciplinary lines, the Center for the Humanities and Institute for Research in the Humanities (with major support from the Office of the Dean of the College of Letters & Science) inaugurated Faculty Development Seminars in the Humanities in the spring of 2007. The seminar leaders receive a course release for directing a seminar of other faculty members who meet ten times during a semester in two-hour sessions. Their department will receive funds for a replacement lecturer. The Faculty Development Seminar program provides research funds of $500 for ten faculty members to participate in the seminar. Seminar leaders and participants will be chosen by a selection committee. This initiative is funded by the Office of the Dean of the College of Letters & Science, the Center for the Humanities, and the Institute for Research in the Humanities.
The seminar should be broadly conceived and of potential interest to a large number of fields in the humanities and related social sciences. Some recent topics include LGBTQ Studies; Understanding Persecution; Global Health; Disability Studies; and Environmental Studies in the Time of the Anthropocene.
In December of each academic year, up to two proposals will be chosen. Seminars may be proposed with an individual lead faculty member, or a team of two faculty members from different departments in the humanities (both faculty members will receive a one-course release and their departments will receive funds for replacement lecturers). The Faculty Development Seminar program provides research funds of $500 to ten faculty members to participate in each seminar.
Guidelines for proposals will be available soon.
Spring 2018 Faculty Development Seminar in the Humanities: Food Cultures
Led by Laurie Beth Clark (Department of Art) and Jordan Rosenblum (Jewish Studies)
Applications submitted by Thursday, November 16, 2017 will receive full consideration for a $500 stipend for allowable research expenses. Additional inquiries may be submitted up to the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester.
Please send the following materials as a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Food Cultures Application”:
1) a 1-2 page letter outlining your interest in the seminar; please include a brief statement with any spring 2018 scheduling constraints 2) curriculum vitae
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 (email@example.com).