Baltimore Field School 2.0 UMBC Fellowship Application 2023
Open: 12/1/22
Deadline: 1/31/23


The Baltimore Field School 2.0 is the second iteration of a planning intensive focusing on building collaborative public humanities projects and developing field school programming with our 8 Community Fellows. Sponsored by American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Sustaining Public Engagement Grants, the project seeks to create a model of ethical humanities research and teaching in Baltimore and cities like it. 

The BFS 2.0 application is open to all UMBC graduate students, full-time staff, and full-time faculty. Preference will be given to untenured/assistant professors to support early career work in public humanities. A cohort of 11 fellows will be selected in February 2023 and each fellow will receive a $3,000 stipend.

The 2023 BFS workshop will take place from July 16-21 in the Lion Brothers Building and will take place each day from from 10 AM to 3 PM. Lunch will be provided.

Fellow responsibilities:

1. Attend the Baltimore Field School 2.0 events in Spring 2023 on March 9 and/or April 27.
2. Attend the summer institute for one week in July 2023. The in-person institute will offer meetings, panels, and work sessions and optional programming and events with community partners.
3. Attend a reconvening for one day in September.
4. Give feedback on the project through a pre- and post-evaluation and submit suggestions for future programming.

Fellows should bring interest in or an idea for a public humanities project and/or course focusing on the Baltimore area. Fellows should be interested in discussing and developing ethical methods for public humanities work.

The Community Fellows for the 2023 BFS summer institute are:

Tisha Guthrie, Baltimore Renters United
Aisha Alfadhalah, Mera Kitchen Collective
Curtis Eaddy II, Beautiful Side of Ugly
Eric Jackson, Black Yield Institute
Lisa Snowden, Baltimore Beat
Betty Bland-Thomas, South Baltimore Partnership
Yesenia Mejia, Creative Alliance
Cameron Granadino, Real News Network

NOTE: Your ideas or projects do not need to involve the partners listed above.
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