Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
Made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Mahindra Humanities Center invites all Harvard graduate students to submit a proposal to coordinate an Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference. Funding for the conference will be available up to the amount of $7,500. The conference should take place during the 2014-15 academic year.
- Proposal submissions should consist of a one- to two-page description, outlining the proposed theme, structure, timeline, keynote speaker (if applicable), and well thought-out budget.
- Conference topic should be interdisciplinary, and proposal should make the case for its innovative approaches and relevance to a range of fields.
- Conference proposal should be a collaborative effort between two or more graduate students; organizing committees should consist mostly of Harvard graduate students.
- Only one panel should be scheduled at a time to maximize attendance.
- Since this is an opportunity for graduate students to share and explore their work in a collegial environment, faculty involvement should be minimal. You are welcome to propose faculty as panel moderators or keynote speakers, though be mindful of the budgetary limitations (travel/honorarium/hotel) with the latter.
- In addition to $7,500 from the Mahindra Center, coordinators are encouraged to seek additional funding from their respective departments.
- The Thompson Room in the Barker Center, our preferred venue for this year’s Mahindra Humanities Center’s graduate student conference, has been reserved for Friday-Saturday, April 24-25, 2015.
- Proposals for conferences already in the development stage, but whose organizers are seeking additional funding, will not be considered.
Please send proposals to:
Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard University
Attn: Sarah Razor
Warren House, Room 108
11 Prescott Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
The deadline for submission is Wednesday, October 1, 2014.
Recent Graduate Student Conferences sponsored or co-sponsored by the Mahindra Center:
- Imaging the Ineffable: Representation and Reality in Religion and Film, 2013
- How To End a Revolution, 2012
- Soldiering: The Afterlife of a Modern Experience, 2011
- Objects of Knowledge, Objects of Exchange, 2009
- Decomposition, 2008
- Bodily Proof, 2007
- Mirrorings: Reflections on Reflection, 2006
- Culture and Modernity: George Simmel in Context, 2005
- The Worldly Earth, 2004
- Alphabetics, 2003
- Still Life, 2003
- Fixed Ideas, 2002
- Escape, 2001
- Failure, 2000