JHI Undergraduate Fellows 19-20
The Jackman Humanities Institute (JHI) hosts annually an inter-generational community of fellows, each pursuing independent research for an academic year while in residence at the JHI on the 10th floor of the Jackman Humanities Building. The fellows are linked by theme, and they participate in a set of common activities, including weekly lunch seminars and other workshops and lectures.
We are seeking a small number of advanced undergraduates who propose to conduct research on a topic in the humanities related to our annual theme, Strange Weather. These will be undergraduates, including those in humanities oriented second-entry programs, who are likely to go on to graduate school in the humanities. The opportunity to converse with and to be mentored by leading scholars and to participate in a cutting-edge interdisciplinary conversation in the humanities should provide major impetus and inspiration for growth.
2019-2020 Annual Theme: Strange Weather
How might the humanities contribute to the critical discourse on energy and climate? The energy crisis is no longer simply about limited supplies but now concerns the very nature and place of energy in human life and society. Strange weather as symptom of changing climate destabilizes our trust in and certainty of our home (i.e. our planet) and provokes fantasies of control and of chaos. How can we help frame questions of environmental degradation, scientific knowledge and its popularization, especially in their relation to social equity, and societal futures?
The undergraduate fellows will be linked to one or more specific faculty fellows who will serve as supervisor(s) for the research project. Each will complete a 300 or 400 level independent research course for 1.0 FCE (or directed research project at an appropriate weight), the number consistent with the program of their department of concentration.
Each undergraduate fellow will be provided with a carrel space for study on the 10th floor of the Jackman Humanities Building and will be expected to participate in the JHI activities of the fellows. Each fellow will be provided with a $1,000 CAD scholarship, and if necessary, limited funds for research travel.
Each of the undergraduate fellows will receive one of the following named awards as a component of the fellowship:
- Dr. Michael Lutsky Undergraduate Award in the Humanities
- James Fleck Undergraduate Award in the Humanities
- Zoltan Simo Undergraduate Award in the Humanities
- Dr. Jan Blumenstein Undergraduate Award in the Humanities
- Jukka-Pekka Saraste Undergraduate Award in the Humanities
- Milton Harris Undergraduate Award in the Humanities
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