The Humanities Truck is an interdisciplinary platform designed to facilitate collaborative community-based research, scholarship, and exhibitions. These collaborations take time and can take many different forms. The Humanities Truck Project Fellowship program provides a year for the Truck Fellows to be able to use the truck to develop these community relationships. Truck Fellows are expected to build a collaborative process that involves community partners in each phase of their projects, from research and documentation, to interpretation, and scholarly creation in the form of accessible exhibitions and performances. Throughout the year, Truck Fellows meet together to reflect upon the effective practices of community-engaged scholarship, and also to share the findings of their own projects.
Humanities Truck Fellows for 2018-2019
The first group of Truck Fellows have been appointed, and they will begin their projects this fall and continue them through August 2019. They feature five identified, start-up projects around the theme “Dwelling and Mobility.” These initial projects focus on communities of people where tensions between dwelling and mobility are especially poignant, including people experiencing homeless, recent immigrants to the region, and residents in neighborhoods undergoing or threatened by significant transitions and dislocations.
Meet the Humanities Truck Fellows for 2018-2019.
Humanities Truck Fellows for 2019-2020
We are now accepting applications from individuals who are associated with American University for Humanities Truck Fellowships for theSeptember 1, 2019- August 31, 2020 season.
Applications will be accepted until May 10, 2019 .
Please visit the Humanities Truck Fellowships page for further information and to download the application.
We expect the Humanities Truck Fellowship project will position AU as a leading institution supporting and enhancing collaborative, community based research, teaching, and scholarship.