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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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Research Theme for AY 2020-2021: Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Author: Stephanie Hasse

Beginning with this academic year, the Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts will conduct yearly grant competitions that focus on particular research themes of timely importance to society.  We are pleased to announce that the inaugural theme for AY 2020-2021 is Race and Ethnicity in the United States

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Emergency Dissertation Support Grants

Author: Stephanie Hasse

The Institute for Scholarship in the Liberal Arts invites applications for emergency dissertation support grants. The purpose of these grants is to enable students in advanced stages of their graduate careers to adapt and/or complete dissertation projects that have been adversely impacted by the global COVID-19 pandemic. https://isla.nd.edu/student-funding/graduate/emergency-dissertation-support-grants/

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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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Thursday, November 18, 2021

An Evening with Lauren Groff

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Location: Patricia George Decio Theatre, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

The Sr. Kathleen Cannon, O.P., Distinguished Lecture Series presents:

An Evening with Lauren Groff

Lauren Groff with Matrix Book cover

Hear award-winning writer Lauren Groff speak about her latest novel, Matrix, a bold reimagining of the life of the medieval poet Marie de France as the abbess of a Benedictine monastery in England. Matrix

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

ISLA Workshop: Applying for Fellowships in the Arts and Humanities

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Location: 242 O'Shaughnessy Hall

Hosted by the College of Arts and Letters' Institute on Scholarship in the Liberal Arts, this workshop on applying for fellowships in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences is designed for untenured faculty and postdoctoral fellows. During the morning panel session, ND faculty who have won and reviewed for major fellowship competitions will offer their tips and strategies before answering attendees' questions. After a lunch provided by ISLA, an afternoon workshop session will guide participants through the process of targeting fellowship opportunities and drafting a competitive proposal.…

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