Cornell University

During the fall semester, in-person concerts, events and lectures that involve outside guests will not be held, per the university’s COVID-19 travel and visitor policy.

Rural Humanities Spring Seminar

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Virtual Event

Rural Humanities Spring Seminar 

SHUM 4800/6800
Mondays, 11:20-1:15
Online only
Gerard Aching

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.

Visit our website for more information and application instructions.

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