The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts (ISLA) supports and promotes the research, scholarship, and creative endeavors of University of Notre Dame faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the College of Arts and Letters.

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ISLA announces new Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants

Author: Josh Hubbard

In recognition of the growing importance of, and need for, collaborative, interdisciplinary scholarship in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, ISLA is pleased to announce a new Interdisciplinary Research Seed Grants program. This initiative is intended to promote collaborative research among faculty from different disciplines with shared interests and to support the preparation and submission of competitive proposals for substantial external grants (e.g., NEH Collaborative Research, NEH Scholarly Editions and Scholarly Translations, Humanities Without Walls Grand Research Challenge, ACLS Digital Extension Grant, NSF, NIH, etc.).

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English Ph.D. alumnus Jay David Miller awarded ACLS fellowship to explore how Quaker rhetoric addressed injustice in early America

Author: Carrie Gates

Jay David Miller, who received his Ph.D. in English from Notre Dame in spring 2020, has been awarded a fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for his project, Quaker Jeremiad. Miller, currently a postdoctoral fellow in the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, focuses his research on early American literature. His dissertation traces the development of Quaker rhetoric on agrarian labor and justice, examining the ways that rhetoric shifts from the beginnings of the Quaker movement in 17th-century England as it moves across the Atlantic and confronts agrarian issues like enslavement and indigenous dispossession.

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Upcoming Events

Friday, October 29, 2021

Funding Research: Available Resources at Notre Dame

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Location: virtual — RSVP for Zoom link

This first webinar in a new series from ISLA will give a brief overview of the people and resources available to help scholars in the College of Arts & Letters obtain research funding. Representatives from ISLA, the Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and the proposal development and pre-award teams at ND Research will give brief introductions to the tools and services they offer. Postdoctoral fellows and faculty at any rank are welcome to attend.…

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

ModernMedieval Voices Concert

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Location: Basilica of the Sacred Heart, Notre Dame

Words of Love and Wisdom: this a cappella program features some of Hildegard of Bingen’s most ecstatic chants, including O Jerusalem and O Viridissima Virga, reflecting her most important sources of inspiration: Mother Church, Saints, The Virgin Mary, and The Divine Feminine, as represented by Love and Wisdom. These chants are interwoven with new works by acclaimed composers Caroline Shaw, the youngest ever winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Caleb Burhans, “New York’s mohawked Mozart” (Time Out New York), Joel Phillip Friedman, Daniel Thomas Davis, and Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek. The new works are based on, or influenced by, Hildegard’s philosophic writings, her music, and her visions, and each composer presents their own unique and personal interpretation.  …

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