All-expense paid programs in Applied History with Patty Limerick
Become a leader in this exciting trend of expanding the opportunities to engage wider audiences in historical reflection!
In December of 2018, the Center of
the American West was awarded an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation for an Applied History training program tying historical
understanding to real-world solutions for modern problems.
Through a series of courses,
projects, networking events and summer programs, graduate students,
postdoctoral students and faculty will combine their historical knowledge with
practical skills. Under the guidance of mentors, participants will craft
responses to recurring issues in the West, including wildfires, natural
resource management and the challenges and opportunities facing native peoples.
proves to be a wonderful way to assess contemporary conflicts and dilemmas.
Unleashed and empowered, young scholars who cultivate the skills of applied
history could become a major force in enhancing the well-being of Western
communities in the 21st century. Their energy and knowledge add up to one of
the most valuable—and most underutilized—renewable resources of the American
West today.” – Patty Limerick
The first part of this program, “Skills Repurposing” is an all-expense paid weekend workshop intensive in Applied History with Patty Limerick starting in the Fall of 2019. This workshop will train recent Ph.D. recipients, History postdocs, and adjunct faculty to become applied historians who can draw on the expertise of scholars from a range of disciplines to reach a wider audience.
Apply Today! The application period for the first year is open until June 30th, 2019.
Starting in the Fall of 2019 the Center will also host “Weekends with the Accomplished.” These workshops for CU graduate students, as well as regional graduate students, will feature established scholars who are accomplished practitioners of Applied History.
And in the Summer of 2020, the Center will orchestrate a three-week, all-expense paid, “Summer Workshop,” that will take a deep dive into the “repurposing” of young historians’ skills. Participants will be recent Ph.D. recipients, and graduate students attending Colorado universities, colleges, and community colleges. Previous attendees of the “Skills Repurposing” weekend workshop intensive will have the opportunity to return to Boulder to act as mentors, while also giving presentations at the workshop, using their own adventures as parables and case studies of the potential of Applied History.
The Application period for the “Summer Workshop” will open in early 2020.