Deadline: November 27th, 2023
We are accepting applications for the National Humanities Center Winter program, “Podcasting for Humanities Graduate Students: Storytelling for a Modern Audience.” The five-day virtual institute (January 8–12, 2024) will provide hands-on, immersive training for PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to translate research, commentary, and community-engaged narratives into podcast episodes.
To be considered, interested doctoral students must submit their applications to The Humanities Institute by November 27th, 2023.
The call details are listed below. Please note that all THI applications will now be submitted via InfoReady. Read the instructions carefully in order to apply on the InfoReady platform. First time users can follow this InfoReady Guide.
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Podcasting has become a common form of storytelling and scholarly communication in the digital age. This five-day virtual institute will provide hands-on, immersive training for PhD students in the humanities and humanistic social sciences to translate research, commentary, and community-engaged narratives into podcast episodes.
Working in cross-disciplinary and intra-university teams, participants will learn how to storyboard an idea, to create and collect audio content, and to edit narratives into entertaining, powerful podcasts. Participants will hear from leading scholarly podcasting experts, learn the technical components of recording and editing audio, and explore ways to incorporate podcasting into their pedagogy. Audio equipment, including a professional microphone, will be mailed to participants.
This institute will be held over Zoom and Slack. The week features a mix of synchronous sessions and asynchronous work, largely taking place between 8am and 5pm Pacific Time, with additional podcast production work expected. Participants are strongly encouraged to participate from a time zone in North America.
Dates: January 8-12, 2024
Award: THI will nominate selected fellows to the NHC program and cover the $975 tuition cost per participant.
Eligibility: The applicant must be:
- A PhD student in a graduate program in the Humanities Division or engaged in humanities research and teaching in Visual Studies, Film and Digital Media, Music, Politics, Latin American and Latino Studies, Sociology, or Anthropology.
- Within normative time and in good academic standing.
- Enrolled in at least five credits of graduate-level coursework. Students are ineligible to apply while on leave.
Applications should include the following components:
- A complete application form answering 4 short questions.
- A one-page resume or curriculum vitae.
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Questions? Please contact Saskia Nauenberg Dunkell, THI Research Programs and Communications Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org