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Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 3:00pm to 4:00pmVirtual Event
Rural Humanities Spring Seminar
Providing graduate students and advanced undergraduate students up to $2000 in funding to pursue a public or engaged scholarly project, training in the public humanities, and a unique experience to work focusing on rural Black lives in Central New York.
Students will examine slavery, abolitionism, and the Underground Railroad in Central New York; explore the important abolitionist collection of books, manuscripts, and objects at Cornell’s Kroch Library; and work on one of several communications or anthropological projects with the St. James AME Zion Church in Ithaca, a documented Underground Railroad station. The seminar’s contemporary content focuses on the circumstances, livelihoods, and challenges of Black farmers in our region.
Questions? Attend our virtual Q&A session on Tuesday, December 1, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST. Register here.
Students who wish to have an answer before pre-enroll must submit their applications by our "early decision" deadline of December 6. All other students must submit their applications by our deadline of January 10.