After the success of the summer research circles in 2020, the Humanities Center, the Learning and Teaching Center, and the Center for Global and Regional Studies are pleased to offer another round of opportunities for collegiality and reflection. We are inviting applications from faculty who would like to form a Research/Reading Circle to meet three times over the summer of 2021.

This year’s circles are an opportunity to form clusters of faculty (ideally 3 people, or perhaps groups of 2-5 members) who would like to gather 3 times between June and August 2021 for scholarly conversations and reflection. Faculty may choose to:

  •  read a book together that speaks to their shared research interests, to this societal moment, or to ongoing anti-racism efforts and gather virtually or in person to discuss its relation to their respective fields, scholarship, and teaching
  •  share work in progress and advance their production of original scholarly work
  • explore questions about how global crises such as the pandemic and police brutality and violent legacies of white supremacy might shape research questions or approaches to scholarship or new teaching topics in the present and future.

Details are as follows:

Who: Small groups of faculty (approximately 3, or clusters of 2-5 people) who wish to explore research questions or share works in progress 

What: Read scholarly works together or share writing or other work in progress

Where: On zoom or another virtual video-conferencing tool unless all members of the group are comfortable meeting in person

When: Between June and August 2021

Why:To work toward rebuilding intellectual community as we emerge from a time of isolation, to continue to engage in innovative scholarly work in the midst of pressing societal concerns and crises, and to maintain our commitment to anti-racism.

Stipend: $360 (similar to 3 full days of workshop participation).

Dissemination of results: Faculty will share the results of their collaboration with the Carleton community by  writing a report or reflection of less than 750 words which will be published in the Humanities Center, LTC or CGRS blogs, as appropriate.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the Friday, June 4, 5pm (the Friday of reading days).



Summer Research Circle Application

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