College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences > About > Initiatives > HumanitiesX Collaborative > News and Events > humanitiesx-2023-24-theme
By Sergio Godinez /
November 2, 2022 /
Posted in: Announcements /
In anticipation of an important year for American electoral politics and amidst ongoing, worldwide clashes over the nature and limit of rights, HumanitiesX (HX) invites proposals for our 2023–24 fellowship on the theme of
Democracy and Rights.
HX fellowships are awarded annually to three teams, each comprised of two faculty members from DePaul's College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and a staff member from a Chicago-area nonprofit organization. Partner organizations typically bring expertise on the annual theme and/or in public engagement methods. HX teams work over the course of the fall and winter quarters (September through March) to develop a new course on the annual theme, to be co-taught in the spring of 2024.
HX courses must take an interdisciplinary approach to the annual theme and feature a project designed with and for the benefit of the community partner's organization and constituents; the courses must also foreground humanities modes of inquiry and humanities methods, as described below.
Some of the questions that might organize an HX course on the theme of Democracy and Rights include these:
Interested teams should reach out to the HX Faculty Director, Lisa Dush (firstname.lastname@example.org) well in advance of applying, as successful proposals for participation in the fellowship typically emerge through conversations with the HX team about the proposed idea.
HumanitiesX is DePaul's Experiential Humanities Collaborative. Funded by a multi-year grant from the Mellon Foundation, we offer fellowships for faculty, community, and student fellows that encourage their innovation and collaboration in the experiential humanities. You can learn more about our model on
our website, especially by watching our
HumanitiesX Faculty Fellows receive three course releases and a summer stipend; Community Fellows' organizations receive a $17,600 unrestricted pass-through grant. Each HX team also has the assistance of two Student Fellows. These incentives are offered to give the fellows time and space to collaborate over the full academic year and to innovate in ways that are not ordinarily possible.
As members of DePaul's Experiential Humanities Collaborative, teams are asked to draw on humanities methods in both their exploration of the theme and their project-based work. Humanities methods include but are not limited to historical inquiry, application of critical or theoretical frameworks, archival engagement, interviews/oral history, exhibition-making, facilitating public dialogue, or creating public-facing writing or digital media. Past HumanitiesX courses in our
Immigration and Migration cohort, and those in our current cohort on
The Environment: Crisis and Action, have directed students' efforts to a range of project deliverables for their nonprofit partners, including oral history collections, videos, websites, public exhibitions, public discussion events, and print collateral.
Please visit our
Fellowship Application page for details about the application process and be sure to download the
Application Guidelines packet. Applications must be submitted online by
March 6, 2023.