Franklin Humanities Institute Announces Research Opportunity at University of Bologna

Funding opportunity

Deadline: May 31, 2018

The Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory announces a call for applications for short period residencies (1 week) at the University of Bologna for Duke University faculty.

Selected faculty are expected to give one lecture and moderate a one-day seminar in the hosting university on a topic of her/his choice.

The Academy will cover costs for travel and accommodation and will provide an honorarium of 500 euros.

Proposals (in English) must be submitted to by May 31, 2018. They must include:

  • Detailed CV
  • Statement of purpose (please state also research interest + faculty, research groups, or institutions at University of Bologna with which applicants might be interested to stay in touch)
  • Time framing (between September 2018 and June 2019, preferably in Spring 2019)
  • Title and abstract for both the lecture and the seminar

About the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory

A partnership between Duke University, the Department of History and Cultures at the University of Bologna, and the University of Virginia, the Academy of Global Humanities and Critical Theory is founded on the idea that the so-called global age requires critical exchanges among different research fields as well as a radical rethinking of our theoretical tools. The Academy aims primarily to establish a transnational network of researchers. By facilitating the mobility of faculty and students, ideas and initiatives, we wish to become a hub for scholars from the three founding universities and other interested institutions.

The Academy grew out of a partnership between UNIBO, Duke, and UVA to promote the Summer School on Global Studies and Critical Theory, a major initiative in international education. As a vital part of the Academy, the Summer School will continue to explore new dimensions of the global university. Along with the Department of Romance Studies and the Program in Literature, the Franklin Humanities Institute offers travel grants for Duke doctoral students to attend the Summer School. Application and admissions are administered centrally by the Academy.