Initiatives

Grand Research Challenge: “The Global Midwest”

This project links the consortial partners in a common commitment to research and dialogue around a set of important, mutually articulated problems of broad public interest. Its principal long-term objectives are to reveal and rethink the Midwest as a major force in this century’s global economy and culture and to demonstrate how the “applied humanities” can contribute to the work on grand intellectual challenges. Learn More

Alternative Academic Career Summer Workshops for Pre-doctoral Students in the Humanities

This project aims to help prepare doctoral students for careers both within and outside the academy through a series of summer workshops. Graduate students selected for this three-week workshop will engage in intensive discussions with organizers of public humanities projects, leaders of university presses and learned societies, experts in the various domains of the digital humanities, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and holders of important non-faculty positions in colleges and universities. Learn More