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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)
Mark Katz (Project Director: February 2016 to present)

Re-envisioning the Humanities PhD

Four major themes in UNC’s planning work: Careers, Collaboration, Curriculum and Dissertation, and Data. These will be explored both in closed meetings of subcommittees and the larger planning committee, as well as in a series of public conversations. One of the subcommittees will also organize an alumni conference.

"Re-envisioning the Humanities PhD" is a year-long initiative that will constitute UNC-Chapel Hill’s first campus-wide conversation on graduate education in the humanities. To be launched in fall 2016, it will include a series of public discussions, a data collection project, an alumni conference, and a white paper. This application is submitted with the intention that, with the benefit of a Next Generation Humanities PhD Planning Grant, this initiative will lead to far-reaching and much-needed change, and in the process offer a national model of creative, collaborative reform.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Next Generation Humanities PhD (Planning)

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Grant period:
8/1/2016 – 7/31/2017