Fall 2015 Newsletter
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Article in the New Yorker by Elias Muhanna
New Leslie Center Director Announced:
The Leslie Center for the Humanities at Dartmouth, in partnership with five other international institutions, is the recipient of a Mellon Foundation/Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) grant to participate in a "Medical Humanities" network. Our website describes the work that has already begun this year, and full details on the grant can be found in the press release. In short, the grant will allow us to fund a research group in 2014-15, and to host a conference for all partner institutions here at Dartmouth in the Summer of 2015.
We are now accepting applications from Dartmouth faculty in Arts & Science as well as Geisel & DHMC. Colleagues interested in applying to be part of this research group, should submit a 1-2 page proposal, detailing what their work in medical humanities currently entails, how they engage questions of subjectivity especially in relation to aging and evidence, how they would contribute to and benefit from a cross-disciplinary workgroup, and what the intended outcomes of their participation would be. Such outcomes may include but are not limited to publishable articles, conference talks, new initiatives for medical practice, experiential learning opportunities that involve students, new research initiatives. While the Leslie Center does not directly support curricular development, statements about possible curricular impact that might grow from this work are encouraged and welcomed. Please note in your application whether you would want to present work or lead a workshop discussion at the summer conference.
Please include with your proposal a detailed budget as to your research funding needs, as well as a current CV. Colleagues in the Arts Sciences may apply for a one-course teaching buyout instead of the research funding; they should explain why such a buyout would be
justified for the scope and rigor of their proposed research. Such teaching buyouts will be highly competitive, and subject to approval by the colleague's respective chair and dean.
Deadlines & Selection:
Applications should reach the Leslie Humanities Center by May 1,
2014. Please submit all materials by email.
Participants in the workgroup will receive research funding of up to $10,000 each depending on qualifications and research needs. Selected participants are expected to be in residence at the Leslie Center for one quarter during 2014-15; please specify your preferred term. Participants may receive work space at the Leslie Center; depending on availability; some of this may be shared space.
Expectations for residence:
Active research, regular meetings with other fellows to discuss work-in-progress, attendance at public talks and at medical humanities discussion group sessions. In addition, fellows may be asked to help with the selection of visiting speakers and to be a sounding board for planning the summer conference – which they should attend. All allocated research funding must be spent by June 2016. A report of no fewer than 500 words on the use of these funds and outcome of the research must be submitted to the director of the Leslie Humanities Center by that date as well.
Last Updated: 2/16/15