Faculty Collaborative Research Projects
Faculty Collaborative Research in the Humanities
The Humanities Center aims to foster research projects that bring together faculty from different departments and/or from different institutions. We seek collaboration that enriches our campus intellectual activity and leads to results that can be specified. We will not support purchase of equipment or travel from Pitt. We are happy to help facilitate colloquia, especially as part of ongoing exchange. To the extent that our funds permit, we offer two types of support:
- Smaller grants, maximum $2000. The organizer should submit a Cover Sheet with Budget, plus a narrative and proposal on the scale of 500 words, and not over 1000 words. Information should include: Who are the collaborators, what is the project, and what are the expected results.
- Larger grants, up to $5000, for projects that are also drawing on other sources of support. The organizer should first submit a Cover Sheet, Budget, narrative and proposal not over 1000 words, including also the intended other sources of support. For those proposals that seem possible for us to pursue, the Center will request further information.
DEADLINE: September 24, 2012, for projects to be funded Spring term, 2013; January 28, 2013, for projects to be funded in AY 2013-14.
Applicants must have full time, continuing appointments in the School of Arts and Sciences, in a department in the humanities or allied social sciences.
To apply for Faculty Collaborative Research in the Humanities, send the following:
EIGHT COPIES of a packet including:
- Cover (Complete and print pdf)
- Proposal of 500 to 1000 words
- For projects also drawing on other sources of support, indicate the anticipated sources and amounts (intended or secure).
Letters and application packets should be sent to:
Humanities Center Grants
University of Pittsburgh
602 Cathedral of Learning
4200 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15260
Funded Collaborative Projects
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (French & Italian) and Bruce Venarde (History) “Crusade after the Crusades: Conquest, Colonialism, Contact Zones”
Holger Hoock (History) "Eighteenth-Century Studies at Pitt"
R.A. Judy (English) "Poetic Socialities of Radical Humanism"
James Lennox (History and Philosophy of Science) “Medicine, Philosophy, and the Scientific Revolution Initiative”
Dennis Looney (French & Italian) “Speaking in Tongues: The Rise of the Early Modern Vernacular”
Vladimir Padunov (Slavic, Film Studies) "Russian Film Symposium 2013: Re-Imag(in)ing Class: Recent Russian Cinema"
Gavin Steingo (Music) and Brian Beaton (School of Information Sciences) "Crowdsourced Music: Social and Aesthetic Implications"
Susan Andrade (English) “Anglophone and Asian Novels, 1945 to the Present”
Mohammed Bamyeh (Sociology), John Markoff (Sociology), and Alice Mattoni (Sociology) “What is New About the Arab Revolts”
David Birnbaum (Slavic) “Visit of Short-term Fellow, Ruth Bottigheimer”
Seymour Drescher (History) and Giuseppina Mecchia (French and Italian) "The Idea of France: An International Conference"
Hannah Johnson (English) “Interdisciplinary Colloquium ‘Medieval Anti-Judaism in the Crucible of Modern Thought’”
Daniel Morgan (English) “Film and Novel: Major Forms of Imaginative Fiction”
Vladimir Padunov (Slavic, Film Studies) “Russian Film Symposium 2012: Other Russias / Russia’s Others: Films in and on the Margins ”
Daniel Balderston (Hispanic) "Genetic Criticism and Latin American Texts: A Symposium"
Don Bialostosky (English) "Rhetorical Criticism of Literature"
Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski (French and Italian) and Adam Shear (Religious Studies) "Within the Boundaries: Jewish Literature and Identity in Medieval France"
Carol Mastrangelo Bové (English) "Collaborative Research in Translation Studies"
Colin MacCabe (English) "Film and the End of Empire"
Bruce McConachie (Theatre Arts) "Culture and Politics in Asian Diasporas: Southern Asian Theater and Performance Across Frontiers"
Giuseppina Mecchia (French and Italian) “Successful Societies: An Experiment in Vision and Focus”
Young Rae Oum (Asian Studies Center) “Reframing Gender, Power, and Resistance in Latin America and Asia”
Vladimir Padunov (Slavic, Film Studies) “Russian Film Symposium 2011: Other Russias / Russia’s Others: Films in and on the Margins ”
Kirk Savage (History of Art & Architecture) “Imagining Planetarity: World Picturing, Placemaking, Connectivity”
Francesca Savoia (French and Italian) "Italian Studies and the Pitt Academic Community: The American Association of Italian Studies 31st Annual Conference"
John Twyning (English) "Keywords Project Website Launch"
Jen Waldron (English, Medieval and Renaissance Studies) “Early Modern Historicities”