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Cornell's Society for the Humanities was established in 1966 as one of the first humanities institutes in North America. Located in the historic home of Cornell's first president, Andrew Dickson White, the Society brings distinguished Visiting Fellows and Cornell Faculty and Graduate Student Fellows together each year to pursue research on a broadly inter-disciplinary focal theme. In addition to participating in our legendary Wednesday Fellows seminar, Fellows offer one experimental, innovative seminar on their research topic. The Society's presence at Cornell has fostered path-breaking inter-disciplinary dialogue and theoretical reflection on the humanities at large with our internationally recognized Fellows. The Society is proud to sponsor numerous internal grants, workshops, and funding opportunities for Cornell faculty and graduate students in the Humanities as well as hosting over 100 annual lectures, workshops, colloquia, and conferences organized by Cornell's distinguished humanities faculty.

The 2013-14 focal theme is
OCCUPATION: From Space & Time to Practice & Politics.”

Cornell University
Society for the Humanities
A.D. White House
27 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14853-1101

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Urbanism Fellowship poster

Fall 2014 Expanded Practice Seminar and Fellowships

APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 7, 2014

Selected students will be awarded a $1,000 stipend to support a final project and a funded, week-long travel program to Southeast Asia in late September 2014.

The College of Architecture, Art, and Planning and the Society for the Humanities are pleased to announce an innovative graduate seminar and traveling studio aimed at students across the humanities and design disciplines. The Fall 2014 Seminar, “Flux Navigations: Biopolitics & Urban Aesthetics In The Contemporary SE Asian City,” (ASIAN 6682, ARCH 6308, SHUM 6308) is offered under the auspices of Cornell University’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Collaborative Studies in Architecture, Urbanism and the Humanities grant

More information here.

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Occupation poster

April 18 - 19 at A.D. White House:
Society Fellows' Conference: "Occupation: A Critical Problematic for the Humanities"

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Public Humanities poster

April 25 at A.D. White House:
Thomas Balcerski, the inaugural Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellow, will give a presentation on public humanities

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french history conference poster

May 2 at A.D. White House:
"Provincializing French History: Race, Sexuality, and the Question of France," with full schedule available here

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