Faculty Development Seminars
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 Dean of the College of Letters and Science) inaugurated Faculty Development Seminars in the Humanities in the spring of 2007.
The Seminars enable an individual senior faculty member, or a team of two senior faculty members, to teach fellow faculty members for ten weeks (a weekly two hour seminar) on a focused and vital topic. The presiding faculty members receive course credit and their department receives funds for a replacement lecturer. The ten faculty members taking the course receive research funds to recognize their selection and to cover the costs of materials.
What can scholarship from the postcolonial world teach us about medical science and practices, both historically and in contemporary times? How might work from the global South transform our understanding of medical history and of more contemporary developments, such as the emergence of medical humanitarianism or the role of NGOs in health?
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. The seminar leaders receive a course release for directing a seminar of other faculty members and their department will receive funds for a replacement lecturer.
Call for faculty participation in the upcoming Faculty Development Seminar. Deadlines apply to full consideration for a stipend, but additional inquiries may be submitted up to the beginning of each semester.