Applications for the 2019 Humanities Research Centre Visiting Fellowship Program – on the theme of ‘Crisis!’ – are now open.

Seeking to explore all facets of crisis, plus the potential connections that might exist between and across them, the HRC encourages contributions from researchers working in all disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields, historical eras and geographical contexts, as well as those offering issue, topic, and case-study based approaches to the theme of ‘crisis’. Key questions might include: How are we today to understand intellectual, ethical, moral, and epistemological crises? What qualifies (or quantifies) as a crisis? What is the artistic, cultural, political, social, or psychological expediency of crisis? How does ‘crisis’ relate to ideas and practices of ‘criticism’ and ‘critique’? What, if anything, differentiates our current experience from prior experiences of crisis? How can disciplinary debates inform political change, or vice versa? Is there any potential for the humanities to have an impact on public conceptions of crisis? What is at stake when a researcher undertakes to examine crisis, and what ethical and other responsibilities does the researcher have in conducting this work? Are we really in a new age of crisis – and, if so, how so?

Three categories of fellowship are available: Visiting fellowship with grant, visiting fellowship without grant, and Visiting Fellowships, HRC-ANU Gender Institute (with grant).

Applicants for fellowships must have an institutional affiliation to a University or equivalent research or cultural organisation, and generally have at least a higher research degree (or equivalent professional experience), research experience, and publications. These fellowships are not as a rule offered to independent scholars, nor are students working to complete a higher degree eligible to apply. International applicants are strongly encouraged.

Visiting Fellows are expected to participate in the programs of the Centre and the College, meet regularly with other fellows, make public presentations of their research at the Centre’s weekly seminar series, possibly offer to contribute to a graduate seminar/Master Class, and avail themselves of other opportunities for scholarly exchange. Visitors must be in residence for at least 75% of their appointment.

For further information and to apply see

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