Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for the 2019-20 academic year on the general theme of Kinship. Open to untenured junior scholars in the humanities holding a PhD received between 2010 and 2018.
Stuff. It's all around us. We buy, sell, trade, design, collect, hoard, preserve, and trash it. From sacred relics to space debris, things define us and remind us, making tangible our beliefs, anxieties, and values. Join the Wolf Humanities Center in 2018-2019 as we explore the materiality and meaning of stuff.
• Public Events
The collaborative Wolf Humanities at Large programs go beyond the Center's annual topic, showcasing events and people on and off campus that make important contributions to our understanding of culture. One such effort is the Wolf Humanities Center's partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival, which began in 2012 with Penn Provost Ezekial Emanuel speaking on The Ethics of American Health Care. Other collaborations have featured the award-winning cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the premiere of the comic opera Biennale at Philadelphia's Barnes Foundation, and HAIKU, an international conference on the role of the humanities within the creative research university.
Each year, the Wolf Humanities Center provides fellowships for Penn students, Penn and regional faculty, and postdoctoral scholars conducting research related to our annual topic. As part of their research, fellows participate in the Center's interdisciplinary seminars, conferences, and cultural events.
Fellowship opportunities for the Wolf Humanities Center's 2019–20 Forum on KINSHIP are available in the following five categories: