Daniel Claro with tiny travel book at NEH Summer Institute
Graduate Programs with a Material Culture Dimension
Summer Fellowships in Material Culture Studies
Financed in part by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Delaware offers summer fellowships for graduate research in material culture studies. In addition to the fellowship funding, which helps UD students conduct their research year-round and thus reduces the time needed to complete their degrees, students also participate in a two week institute that strengthens their digital and public presentation skills, both of which are critical elements of their preparation for a range of careers involving advocacy for the humanities. The institute, called DELPHI (the Delaware Public Humanities Institute), includes sessions targeting a variety of approaches to material culture studies along with hands-on experience with the new media technologies that museum educators and universities are using to strengthen public programming in the arts and humanities.
In 2014, the institute will be conducted by Arwen Mohun, Associate Professor of History, and Erik P. Rau, Director of Library Services at the Hagley Museum and Library. The institute will be held from 02-13 June on campus.
For more about the institute, see
For the abstracts of summer fellows’ projects, see the Summer Fellows page.
Project descriptions for previous student fellows
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