Applications are now being accepted for summer 2022 fellows seeking to participate in “Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom.” Submissions are due by April 30, 2022.
The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University and Williams College, will hold classes at Mystic Seaport Museum to interrogate the region’s past. The history and legacies of settler colonialism, racial slavery, servitude, dispossession, Indigenous resistance and African American strategies for fashioning pursuits of freedom will be considered. A distinctive feature of this summer program will be the framing of these topics within the context of New England’s maritime setting, an environment that fostered interaction, mobility, and exploitation.
Applicants for the 2022 summer session may apply for one of the twelve fellowships being offered through the Mellon Foundation grant. These positions are most particularly intended for junior faculty and graduate students. The organizers also encourage applications from the region’s tribal nations and African American communities.
Each of the fellowships, set to run from June 27- July 29, will be supported with a $2,000 stipend, plus museum-owned housing and book purchases.
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