Manuscript Development

Hershey Humanities Manuscript Development Workshops

The Wolf Humanities Center offers funding for book manuscript workshops to support humanities faculty in Penn's School of Arts & Sciences as they prepare to publish an in-process book. Wolf will provide up to $3,000, plus administrative support, for a Manuscript Workshop for the Penn scholar/author, an invited senior scholar, and Penn colleagues, including members of the scholar's home department and program who are familiar with the manuscript. Guest scholars are asked to also participate in a one-on-one follow-up meeting with the Penn faculty member to discuss the manuscript. 

Workshops are held in the Humanities Conference Room (Williams 623) and on Zoom on Fridays from 10:00am–12:00pm with lunch following. The Wolf Humanities Center’s staff will work closely with the Penn scholar leading up to the workshop, including inviting their proposed guest scholar and colleagues, circulating the manuscript, processing the guest scholar’s honorarium and travel, and staffing the workshop. Funds may be used to cover a guest scholar’s $1000 honorarium and travel, workshop catering, a small dinner with the guest scholar, and related minor expenses.

Departments are welcome to supplement the Wolf Center's funds to bring in additional scholars for the workshop, if desired. Priority will be given to Penn scholars in departments that do not already offer this opportunity. 

Call for Applications
Manuscript Workshops, Spring 2023 and Fall 2023 (Closed)

Application Deadline: October 15, 2022
Applications for Spring 2024 and Fall 2024 workshops will be accepted beginning in August 2023.

The Wolf Humanities Center is now accepting applications from humanities faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences for Manuscript Workshops hosted during the Spring 2023 and Fall 2024 terms. Faculty who are interested in applying are encouraged to reach out to the Wolf Humanities Center as soon as possible to express their interest and applications should be submitted no later than October 15, 2022.

To apply, please submit the following information, saving your document as a single PDF and naming it your Last name_First name.pdf (Franklin_Ben.pdf): 

  • Your name, title, and department
  • Description of your manuscript and desired support (approx. 1000 words)
  • Name, title, and affiliation of the senior faculty member you wish to invite; why their input would be valuable
  • Up-to-date c.v.

Please drop us a note or call 215.746.5940.

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