University of Toronto - Jackman Humanities Institute
Date posted: 2010-09-13
Deadline: 1 December. 2010
The Jackman Humanities Institute at the University of Toronto is pleased
to announce Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities.
Three Fellows will be selected for a two-year fellowship on the basis of
accomplishment, promise of excellence, and relevance of their research to
the 2011-12 theme, Location/Dislocation.
The experience of dislocation prompts insight into how people and ideas
inhabit space, and what happens as they move. Many experiences of
uprooting and exile are unwelcome; arrivals in new locations often
generate violence and intolerance. The arts and books, languages and
stories of the old country often remain vital for immigrants, creating
diasporic cultures of memory and need; at times the hybridity created in a
new place is not a simple amalgam or a peaceful overwriting. Cities are
the common site of exile and new creations, and in their architecture and
overlapping communities of trade, worship, and education, cities provide
an archival record of the disruptive encounters that result from
dislocation. The task of humanities research is to engage these complex
practices of memory, importation, colonization, and assimilation.
Fellowships begin 1 July 2011. Eligibility: Ph.D. between 1 July 2008 and
30 May 2011.
Apply at http://www.humanities.utoronto.ca by December 1, 2010:
1) UserID registration;
2) Online application form (click Funding, select Post-doctoral Fellowships);
3) Uploads: i - a two to four page letter of application explaining the
link(s) between your research and the 2011-2012 theme, outlining the
research to be undertaken during the fellowship; ii - a full curriculum
vitae; iii - published work, dissertation chapter, or work in progress
(not to exceed 25 to 30 pages); iv - a two to four page statement of
teaching interests including course proposals;
4) Names and email addresses of three references (we will send an
automatic reference letter request).
Only completed electronic applications submitted through the website will
be considered (no paper, faxes, or email submissions please).