Humanities in a Changing Climate

Changing Climate graphic for Humanities Without Walls

Request for Proposals

2018 Grand Research Challenge: 

The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate

Application deadline: October 31, 2017

The Humanities Without Walls consortium invites applications for funding from cross-institutional teams of faculty and graduate students wishing to collaboratively pursue research topics related to "The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate."

In its narrowest interpretation, this rubric invites research in the field of environmental humanities as well as the development of new humanities-centered paradigms for thinking through the limits and possibilities of climate change policy: its deep historical roots; new philosophies and theories of the human and the anthropocene; and how fictions and visual cultures bear on its material consequences, past, present, and future.

As a metaphor, the theme of climate change also offers the opportunity to consider the pressure of other forms of contemporary “climate change” on fields of inquiry—from a changing racial or economic climate to the changing notion of “the public” and what it means for the intellectual work environments of humanists.

View the full RFP, including budget templates, at the Humanities Without Walls website:
http://www.humanitieswithoutwalls.illinois.edu/initiatives/changing-climate/rfp.html

Application deadline: October 31, 2017 at 5:00 pm Central Standard Time

Note: Northwestern project leaders should email Tom Burke at the Kaplan Institute with any questions and to indicate intent to apply for this challenge.


2017 Northwestern Award Recipients

Congratulations to Northwestern faculty Geraldo Cadava (History) and Ramón Rivera-Servera (Performance Studies) who received funding for their project, "Building Sustainable Worlds: Latinx Placemaking in the Midwest." They will pursue this research with colleagues from eight other universities across the Midwest.

Their grant was one of seven awards made by the Humanities Without Walls consortium to cross-institutional teams of faculty and graduate students for research projects related to "The Work of the Humanities in a Changing Climate."

Read about the other 2017 project awards at the Humanities Without Walls website.