Winter Semester Course – “Public Humanities at the Crossroads”

In Winter 2018 Professor Julie Ellison (English Language and Literature) will be teaching “Public Humanities at the Crossroads.” Part of Rackham’s Mellon Public Humanities initiative, the seminar asks students to take an interdisciplinary approach to the topic and is framed around three questions – “What is the public project of cultural fields now? What do publicly active humanists do? Where, how, and with whom do you start?”

Course requirements include developing a collaborative relationship with a regional non-profit. Participation will provide experience in conceptualizing and writing grants, managing projects, and working with stakeholders inside and outside of the academy.

Interested students should register for English 540 via Wolverine Access and submit a short academic/personal statement explaining reasons for taking the course and answering the prompt “What brings you here?” This document should be sent by December 15, 2017 to to Professor Ellison at … jeson at umich dot edu