Grants, Fellowships & CFPs

Global Humanities Campus

Event Date: Monday, February 5th, 2018

Sponsored by: The Free University of Berlin- The Thematic Network Principles of Cultural Dynamics (PCD)

UC Davis has been invited by the Thematic Network Principles of Cultural Dynamics (PCD) to send two PhD or advanced M.A. students and one faculty member in the humanities or humanistic social sciences to participate in its Global Humanities Campus Summer School; held July 23 – August 4, 2018.  The Network is based at the Dahlem Humanities Center at the Free University of Berlin.This year’s program thematic focus is “Principles of Cultural Dynamics”, and will consist of:

July 23: Administrative Introduction

July 24-25: Workshop

Casualty or Contingency: What Keeps Culture Going?

July 26- August 4: Summer School

Casualty in Culture: Empirically Verifiable or Modelling Category?

Participants and lecturers of the Global Humanities Campus will be coming from the following institutions: Harvard University, Mahindra Humanities Center; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Humanities; The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Research Institute for the Humanities; École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) Paris; The Johns Hopkins University Humanities Center; Freie Universität Berlin.


The UC Davis students selected to participate must arrange for their own travel and lodging. The Free University of Berlin will reimburse the student up to €1000 for their travel expenses and another €300 for related expenses that may include lodging. Students should arrive on July 22nd, the day before the program begins, and expect to stay through August 5th.

The UC Davis faculty member selected will be expected to give a paper during the workshop portion of the program (July 24th & 25th) or teach one slot within the summer school after the workshop. The faculty member will receive €1000 for travel expenses and accommodations in a hotel near campus for up to seven nights at the network’s expense.

Application Process

Applicants should have their area of interest and/or research in the field of cultural dynamics (in the widest sense). Applications should include a short personal statement (400 words), as well as an abstract of the current research project (no more than 100 words).

Please send your application in one pdf-file to DHI Program Manager, Veronica Keys ( no later than 5 pm on Monday, February 5, 2018.

You can also read about past years’ Summer Schools at,

For more details, please refer to the attached call for applications

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