HARVARD UNIVERSITY’S WARREN CENTER invites applications from scholars of any field with interests relevant to “The Environment and the American Past: Hot Topic?” This 2013-14 FELLOWSHIP and workshop will examine how the American past has been situated within its natural contexts. Nature in art, environmental history, and ecocriticism have each been established as an important topic or mode of scholarly inquiry. But these subfields have typically flourished in isolation from each other and have quite often been on the margins of the dominant narratives within art history, history, and literary studies. We convene this workshop to facilitate dialogue among scholars of the American environment from different disciplines, and to encourage them to make explicit challenges within their home fields, so that environmental and ecocritical perspectives might become more centrally located within scholarly inquiry. We welcome applications for comparative and transnational projects that take North American developments as a point of departure. Fellows will present their work in a seminar led by Lawrence Buell (English), Joyce Chaplin (History), and Robin Kelsey (History of Art and Architecture). Applicants may not be degree candidates and must have a Ph.D. or equivalent. Fellows have library privileges and receive a private office which they must use for at least the 9-month academic year. The Center encourages applications, otherwise consistent with the Workshop theme, relating to the nation’s life during and as a consequence of wars, and from qualified applicants who can contribute, through their research and service, to the diversity and excellence of the Harvard community. Stipends: individually determined according to fellow needs and Center resources, up to a maximum of $53,000. Application (from website) due Jan. 15, 2013; decisions in early March. For more information: http://warrencenter.fas.harvard.edu/fsprogramfuture13-14.html.
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