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Fox Center: Call for NEW Interdisciplinary Research Hubs in the Humanities

The Fox Center’s Interdisciplinary Research Hubs engage critical themes and debates within Humanistic Inquiry. Convenors are encouraged to engage faculty and students across departments/programs/schools and rank as well as participants from other Atlanta institutions.  Formats may include and/or combine pre-circulated, discussion-based seminars, works in progress, visiting scholars, workshops, panels, and modest conferences.   

Hubs may be designed along flexible timelines—e.g. week-long intensive, one semester or year-long, and may meet bi-weekly, or monthly following the academic calendar.  Gatherings may be held in the Seminar Room of the Fox Center and/or other venues across campus.

All proposals (1-2pp) should include 1) a description of research theme and academic mission, 2) a list of participants with their affiliation, and 3) a brief outline of format and any additional activities or events planned, and for convenor(s), any prior FCHI support received, or additional support from other sources for this proposal. Convenors will receive $1,000 in research funds and funding will be provided for light refreshments and co-sponsorship for events planned. Faculty are encouraged to be experimental, bold, and collaborative.  Faculty who have not been prior recipients of FCHI support are especially encouraged to apply.

Please send proposals to, and feel free to direct queries to Carla Freeman, Director of the Fox Center.    

Proposals should include: 

--Research theme and academic mission 
--List of participants and their affiliation 
--Outline of the format and any planned additional activities 
--Convenor’s cv and brief disclosure of any prior FCHI support and potential co-sponsorship sources for this proposal

2023-2024 Seminars

Archaeological Perspectives
Moderators: Andrew Farinholt Ward, Art History and Petra Creamer, MESAS
This seminar seeks to create a venue for Emory faculty and graduate students from across several departments to present works in progress, with particular emphasis on projects that draw on archaeological perspectives, approaches, and knowledge within interdisciplinary frameworks.

Asian and Middle Eastern Seminar (AMES)
Moderators: Devin Stewart, Courtney Freer, and Petra Creamer, Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

Contemporary Women Novelists Reading Group
Facilitator: Dr. Sandra J. Still, Woodruff Library, Librarian (Retired)
Faculty and graduate students come together from a range of disciplines interested in reading and discussing novels by contemporary women writers.

El Club/Latin American Association
Facilitator: Aixa Pascual, LAA
A monthly reading group held in Spanish on novels written by authors of the Hispanic diaspora.

Europe and Beyond
Moderator: Elizabeth Goodstein, Professor of English and the Liberal Arts
The principal goal of Europe and Beyond is to foster a research-centered, cross-disciplinary
intellectual community among faculty and graduate students at Emory University, Georgia State University, and Agnes Scott College working on Europe and Europe-related topics.

GALACSI (Georgia Atlantic, Latin American, and Caribbean Studies Initiative)
Moderator: Lia Bascomb, Associate Professor, Department of Africana Studies, Georgia State University
A group of scholars in Georgia engaged in pedagogical and research collaborations focused on the historyof the Atlantic World, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Incalculable Blackness: Mathematics and Existence                                                      
Moderator: Calvin Warren, Associate Professor
Department of African American Studies
These seminars provide a philosophical overview of contemporary “philosophy of mathematics” and its relation to blackness.

Moderator: Lisa Dillman, Department of Spanish and Portuguese
This CHIIRS seminar will critically examine translation as both process and product.