DELPHI Fellowships

Melissa King, photo by Madison Brockman

Welcome to the Delaware Public Humanities Institute at the University of Delaware!

The Center for Material Culture Studies is proud to support the development of graduate students who study material culture at University of Delaware, and have a desire to enhance their engagement with the non-academic public. Committed to interdisciplinary conversation, DELPHI Fellows have come from departments throughout the humanities including: Art History, Art Conservation, English, History, and the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture. CMCS welcomes interest from any University of Delaware graduate student committed to the pursuit of material culture scholarship, research, and public engagement.

Endowed by the National Endowment for the Humanities and a generous bequest from a private donor, DELPHI has been facilitating the professional growth and development of material culture scholars since 2008. Through DELPHI Fellowships, CMCS offers graduate students the opportunity to enhance the skills necessary to engage the public in research that investigates relationships between people and the material world – what we call “material culture.”

During our two-week intensive institute, DELPHI Fellows learn how to speak publicly about their projects during radio and television interviews, how to write for non-academic publishers such as magazines and newspapers, and how to get the most out of their professional online presence through social media, website creation, blogs, and videos.

Learn More:
About the Delaware Public Humanities Institute
How to Apply
Past Participants and Their Projects
Alumni: Where Are They Now?
DELPHI News and Updates
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)