2019-2020 Faculty Seminar Proposals

Proposals Due March 4, 2019

The Humanities Institute invites proposals for Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars for AY 2019-2020. New this year, seminar conveners are asked to submit their proposal without a final roster of participants by March 4, 2019. Proposals should include an overview of the topic, rationale for the seminar, and a short list of possible exemplary readings and discussion topics for the seminar. The rationale should explain why this seminar matters to the convener, how multiple disciplinary perspectives will help advance understanding of the topic, and why it is worthy of exploration at this time, either due to the academic relevance of the topic, or perhaps the relevance of the topic to our campus.

Up to four seminar proposals will be awarded funding, and approved seminars will be posted on the Humanities Institute website by the end of March 2019. Faculty conveners will have the remaining spring semester to solicit applications for their seminar, and will submit a final roster for approval by May 15, 2019. Seminars should include faculty from at least two departments, and should have a core of faculty whose disciplines or methods are based in the humanities. Seminars will be capped at eight faculty members, and all university faculty with continuing contracts are eligible to participate. Click here for the proposal form.

Interested faculty are invited to contact Dean Franco, Humanities Institute Director, with questions at francodj@wfu.edu.