Call for Applications

2019-20 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships

Five (5) one-year Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowships are available for the 2019-20 academic year on the general theme of Kinship. Open to untenured junior scholars in the humanities holding a PhD received between 2010 and 2018.

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Lydia Millet – Environmental Science and the Post-Apocalyptic Novel (3/28/18)
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Story Slam – Rebirths, Returns, and Comebacks (3/27/18)

Benjamin Wurgaft – Cultured Meat and Three Futures For Flesh (2/28/18)
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Annual Topics

Wolf Humanities Center on Afterlives

Loss and recovery. Ineradicable legacies. Unexpected returns. Apocalypse and its aftermaths. Is anything ever simply dead and gone? The Wolf Humanities Center invites you to join us for our 2017–2018 Forum on Afterlives as we explore questions of identity, time, and what counts as being alive!

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Humanities at Large

Humanities at Large programs are collaborations that go beyond the Wolf Humanities Center's annual topic, showcasing events and people on campus and off who are making important contributions to our understanding of human culture. One such effort is the Wolf Humanities Center's partnership with the Chicago Humanities Festival, which began in 2012 with Penn Provost Ezekial Emanuel speaking on The Ethics of American Health Care. Other collaborations have featured the award-winning cartoonist Alison Bechdel, the premiere of the comic opera Biennale at Philadelphia's Barnes Foundation, and HAIKU, an international conference on the role of the humanities within the creative research university.

Fellowship Opportunities

Fellowship Opportunities

Each year, the Wolf Humanities Center provides fellowships for Penn students, Penn and regional faculty, and postdoctoral scholars conducting research related to our annual topic. As part of their research, fellows participate in the Center's interdisciplinary seminars, conferences, and cultural events.

Fellowship opportunities for the Wolf Humanities Center's 2019–20 Forum on KINSHIP will be available in the following five categories:

  • Mellon Postdoctoral (now accepting applications)
  • Penn Faculty
  • Regional Faculty
  • Penn Graduate Students
  • Penn Undergraduate Students