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Summer 2016 Pre-doctoral Workshop in the Humanities Applications Open

Modified: August 19, 2015

Explore humanities careers outside the traditional tenure-track academic system. The 2016 Humanities Without Walls consortium pre-doctoral summer workshop is currently open for application. This three-week, residential summer workshop provides fellowships for humanities graduate students who are working towards, but have not yet received, a PhD from one of the 15 consortium institutions (which includes Northwestern University).

The workshop introduces PhD students to Chicago-based public humanities projects and industries in fields such as journalism, tech, design and museum curation. Presentations, networking events and field trips provide insider looks at various careers from the viewpoint of professionals, and provide exposure to the wide variety of contributions humanities PhDs can make in these organizations.
Graduates from the workshop will emerge with a network of contacts in a range of professional realms; a significantly broadened sense of the career possibilities that await humanities PhDs; a cohort of “alt-ac” fellows from whom they may draw support and advice; and a set of resources aimed at helping them advance into the various realms of the public humanities.

The application deadline is November 1, 2015. Application instructions and details can be viewed at:


Questions? Please email Tom Burke at the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities of Northwestern University.