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Congratulations to the 2014 – 2015 “Space and Place” Fellows

Please join us in congratulating the 2nd annual Northeastern University Humanities Center Resident Fellowship Program. This fellowship provides a focused period of time for fellows to pursue research, to collaborate around a common theme, and to share their work with the Northeastern community. The theme for the 2014-15 academic year is “Space and Place”

2014 – 2015 Space and Place: This theme recognizes recent wide-ranging and deeply resonant interdisciplinary conversations about “space and place,” from history to politics and from literature to architecture, including digital humanities’ embrace of Geographical Information Systems (GIS), mapping projects in biology and textual studies, and the recently coined “geo-Humanities” that highlights spatial thinking as an issue that transcends disciplines. From the micro-design of the spaces we inhabit to the urgent environmental concerns of the planet, from modes of embodiment and identity formation to global economics, from urbanization to globalization, spatial thinking has come to inform a startling array of disciplines as well as post-disciplinary agendas such as critical race, gender and sexuality studies. We invite scholars working in diverse fields and periods to consider how space and place informs their current research and practice.

…place is perhaps the key term for interdisciplinary research in the arts, humanities and social sciences in the twenty-first century.  – Jeff Malpas

The present epoch will perhaps be above all the epoch of space. We are in the epoch of simultaneity: we are in the epoch of juxtaposition, the epoch of the near and far, of the side-by-side, of the dispersed. We are at a moment, I believe, when our experience of the world is less that of a long life developing through time than of a network that connects points and intersects with its own skein. –  from “Of Other Spaces: Utopias and Heterotopias” by Michel Foucault

Convened by: Tim Cresswell
Associate Director of Public Humanities
Department of History
International Affairs Program
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Len Albright: “Making it Out Here: Home and Mobility in Suburban Low-Income Housing”
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

James Connolly: “The Null Geography: How the Shift toward Megaregions Challenges our Capacity for Environmental Governance”
Department of Political Science
School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Gretchen Heefner: “A Tract That Is Wholly Sand:’ Environmental Imaginaries and Air Bases in Libya”
Department of History
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Kathleen Coyne Kelly: “Not privileged, just particular:’ Lost Ponds and Invented Vikings in a Cambridge Neighborhood”
Department of English
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Serena Parekh: “Between Human and Citizen: Refugees, Stateless People, and Other Moral Problems”
Department of Philosophy and Religion
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Bert Spector: “Contested Space: Corporations in Postwar America”
International Business and Strategy
D’Amore-McKim School of Business

Emily Artiano – GRADUATE FELLOW: “Removed from Home: Language Acts in the Space of Colonial New England”
Department of English
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Meghan Doran – GRADUATE FELLOW: “Narratives of the Past in Contemporary Urban Politics: The Case of the Boston School Desegregation Crisis”
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
College of Social Sciences and Humanities

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