The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce the appointment of 33 Fellows for the academic year 2022–23. These leading scholars will come to the Center from universities and colleges in 16 U.S. states as well as Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Africa. Chosen from 592 applicants, each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center.
News From the Center
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the lived experiences of Africans and those of African descent in settings around the world.
The National Humanities Center announces a new initiative to bolster college-level curricula for developing responsible artificial intelligence technologies. Supported by a gift from Google, the NHC will partner with faculty from fifteen colleges and universities in the U.S. to create and implement courses to help students comprehend the myriad ways AI technologies are integrated into modern life and to think through the ethical issues involved in developing and deploying them.
NHC Fellows have produced a wide assortment of fascinating and award-winning books in the past year. We asked four of them—Candace Bailey, Colin Jones, James Mulholland, and Lena Cowen Orlin—to share a little about their new publications and to reflect on the process of writing them.
The Center welcomes seventeen undergraduates from colleges and universities in eight states for its inaugural National Humanities Leadership Council. These students will receive professional development and mentoring from leading scholars and other humanities professionals in discussion sessions that explore the essential importance of humanistic perspectives in addressing the concerns of contemporary society.
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the making and unmaking of political orders, especially the establishment and dissolution of colonies.
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are looking at colonialism’s lasting effects, not only on the lives of humans that inhabit a colonized place, but on the indigenous plants and animals with whom they share it.
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the ways that we interact with music and sound to create a sense of ourselves and connect with the world around us.
National Humanities Center Receives Funding for New Education Initiative on Imperial Chinese History
The National Humanities Center has received funding from the James P. Geiss and Margaret Y. Hsu Foundation to create a set of professional development resources for educators focused on Ming Dynasty China (1368–1644).
In this issue we highlight the research of three Fellows from the class of 2021–22, all of whom are part of the Center’s ongoing initiative to support research by scholars from Historically Black Colleges and Universities.