Save the Date: LitFest 2023

Thursday, February 23 - Sunday, February 26, 2023

Amherst’s 8th annual literary festival celebrates the College’s extraordinary literary life by inviting distinguished authors and editors to campus. This year’s lineup includes Pulitzer Prize winner Hilton Als; MacArthur Fellowship winner Valeria Luiselli, and 2022 National Book Award nominees Meghan O'Rourke and Ingrid Rojas Contreras.


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Humanities in the News: Humanities Majors Are Booming at UC Berkeley

In a recent Berkeley News issue, Sarah Fullerton reports that an increasing number of students major in humanities to pursue ways of becoming global citizens who can tackle society’s issues from many perspectives and approaches.

The Amherst Folger Postbaccalaureate Fellowship

The Amherst Folger Postbaccalaureate Fellowship provides one Amherst College graduate with nine months of professional development at two world-class institutions—the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. Current Amherst College seniors or alumni graduating between December 2021 and May 2023 are eligible to apply. Application deadline: December 5, 2022. 


The Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) invites proposals for Global Humanities Institutes to take place in 2024. Global Humanities Institutes (GHIs) are multi-year projects devoted to a research theme, method, practice, or problem in the humanities that will benefit directly from a sustained international and collaborative approach. CHCI encourages teams of scholars representing three or four humanities centers, preferably located in at least three different world regions, to develop a research program that is a model for inclusive collaboration in the humanities and addresses matters that are of compelling importance today. The centerpiece of each project will be an in-person, ten to fifteen-day institute, flexible in format, of twenty-five to thirty-five participants to be held during June-August 2024. With generous support from the Mellon Foundation, the CHCI expects to fund two institutes at the level of $200,000 each. The application deadline is December 15, 2022. 

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