Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network Call for Proposals 2024
Open call to Bard Annandale students for student research and professional opportunities.
Technology, Justice, & Creative Practice
“Rethinking the humanities in the light of changing technologies, our increasingly connected planet, the ongoing ecological crisis, and the need to create more inclusive institutions.”
The Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network promotes projects and research that encourage the following:
1. Critical reflection on the intersection of science, technology, media, art, and the humanities in response to the question: how does technology mediate what it means to be human?
2. Hands-on and experiential learning: learning by doing, building, collaborating (between students, faculty, and/or staff), and experimenting.
3. Critical, scholarly, and/or artistic work that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries, especially between disciplines concerned with sciences & technology and disciplines concerned with the arts & humanities.
4. Critical, scholarly, and/or artistic work that strives to make an impact on communities beyond the academy and that strives to promote a more equitable and just world.
5. The creation of archives, pedagogical resources, research projects, and artworks that can be used and studied by partners across the EHCN.
The five bullet points above indicate the general “criteria” by which grant proposals to the EHCN will be evaluated. Not every project must satisfy all criteria, but priority will be given to proposals that take multiple criteria into consideration.
Types of Grants and Eligibility
STUDENT RESEARCH AND PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
These grants can be used to support opportunities that connect undergraduate and graduate students interested in the Experimental Humanities from one EHCN institution to partner institutions on the network. These may be working/reading groups consisting of students from different EHCN institutions, or research programs or creative projects that see direct collaborations between members of different EHCN institutions.
For example, funds may be used to help fund materials for a reading group, a topic-based club (video games, podcasting, surveillance), or a collaborative research project. They may also be used to help support a student who wishes to travel from one EHCN institution to a partner institution under the mentorship of a faculty member/adviser in order to complete research related to the Experimental Humanities.
Funds may also be used to pay fees and travel costs associated with participating in Experimental Humanities-related programs/events at partner institutions (such as the Pelion Summer Lab in Thessaly, Greece, the London Critical Theory Summer School at Birkbeck, the EHU DAAD Summer School, and the Critical Urbanism Summer Workshop: SPATIALITIES OF DIGITAL TWINNING), or to facilitate collaborations among undergraduate students and/or graduate students at partner institutions in the form of student-run conferences, symposia, podcasts, social media projects, publications, art exhibitions, etc.
Applicants may request up to $3000 per proposal.
Priority will be given to those that apply by February 1, 2024.
We will continue to accept applications on a rolling-basis until March 1, 2024 or until all funds are awarded. All awarded funds must be used by September 1, 2024.