Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship Program 2010-12

February 2010

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is pleased to announce a new postdoctoral fellowship program in the humanities and humanistic social sciences funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The application deadline in April 9, 2010.

The theme for the 2010 applicants is World Citizenship, broadly conceived. We welcome projects on the cultural aesthetic, philosophical, visual, linguistic, geohistorical, environmental, political, and/or religious dimensions of world citizenship that reflect the ways that human beings have shaped, been affected by, and made sense of the conjunctures, contact zones, linkages, and dislocations at different points in history across the planet. We welcome work in the humanities and the humanistic social sciences on any historical periods or regions of the world, as well as work that challenges disciplinary boundaries and builds bridges with the sciences, social sciences, and the arts. We especially welcome work that deals with transcontinental and transnational contacts shaped by world systems, human and cultural mobilities, colonialism, enslavements, decolonization, and multiple forms of agency. Applicants should explain how their project relates to this theme.

Fellows will be affiliated with a department in the College of Letters and Science, as well as the Institute for Research in the Humanities and the Center for the Humanities.  If you are interested in affiliation with the Department of the History of Science, please contact department chair Tom Broman,

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