Junior Scholars Workshop, Umwelt Center, Ohio State University
Umwelt Center for Germanic Studies & Environmental Humanities at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
April 12-14, 2024
Call for participation
The Umwelt Center invites submissions for its 2024 Junior Scholars Workshop, open to untenured professors, advanced graduate students, post-doctoral scholars, and independent scholars working in the fields of Germanic Studies and Environmental Humanities.
Based on blind review by an interdisciplinary selection committee, between six and eight papers will be chosen for the Workshop. Participants will present and receive feedback on their papers, which will also serve as the basis for a larger conversation among the participants and invited senior scholars about the role of Environmental Humanities in Germanic Studies and how to position our work within existing institutional frameworks. In addition to forging new scholarly connections, we will discuss curriculum building and community partnerships. There may also be the possibility to publish the papers as a special issue of a peer-reviewed journal.
We will only consider papers that are true works in progress. Articles or chapters that are already in proofs or otherwise unable to be revised after the date of the Workshop are ineligible.
***The Umwelt Center will pay the travel and hotel expenses for selected participants.***
Applicants should include a one- to two-page summary of the paper, along with a short bibliography. If the paper is from a larger project, it should be accompanied by a one-page outline of that project.
Applications are due on December 1, 2023. If your application advances to the final stage of consideration, a complete draft of the paper will be due on February 1, 2024. Please do not apply if you will not be able to meet that deadline. Final submissions must be works-in-progress 7,500-15,000 words in length (including notes).
Any identifying information must be removed from the application material to accommodate the blind selection process.
Applications should be sent as Microsoft Word files by December 1, 2023 to Natascha Miller at: miller.521 [at] osu.edu. Please include your name, institutional affiliation (if any), and e-mail contact information in your covering email. For more information, please contact the Umwelt Center Faculty Director Matthew Birkhold at: birkhold.22 [at] osu.edu.