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PAIDEIA

Fostering Creative Research
Humanities fellowships give scholars the gift of time to read widely, think critically, and write—time for creative research that fuels scholarly productivity and teaching.

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Featured

2015-2016 Fellows

Welcome 2015-2016 Fellows
Fellows are the driving force behind the research at the center. Take a look at our incoming fellows and their research.

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Distinguished Visiting Scholars

Distinguished Visiting Scholars
The Visiting Scholars Project brings prominent scholars to UT to provide a rich opportunity for intellectual growth.

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Research Seminars & Workshops

Research Seminars & Workshops
Join faculty, graduate students, and visiting scholars as they explore new areas of research.

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Chandler Seminars

Chandler Seminars
Formerly the Fellows Luncheon Seminars, Chandler Seminars are weekly luncheon sessions that showcase our fellows and visiting speakers.

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Highlights

Conversations & Cocktails
Conversations & Cocktails
A new season of "Conversations and Cocktails" begins in January 2016 at The Grill at Highland Row.

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Ethics Bowl
Ethics Bowl
The Humanities Center has joined the Department of Philosophy in sponsorship of the Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl with support from Home Federal Bank.

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Fruits of Labor
Fruits of Labor
Humanities Center faculty and graduate student fellows produced the following works, as a result of the research and writing they engaged in during their year-long fellowship.

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Collaborations

Pellissippi Partnerships
Courses are now being offered through UT's First Year Studies Office in cooperation with the Humanities Center and Pellissippi State Community College.  These courses, which are based on humanistic inquiry, are available to students of Pellissippi State Community College who are enrolled in the UT Volunteer Bridge Program.  They are taught by professors in the humanities who are also former Fellows of the Humanities Center.  It is an exciting program with high impact; and we look forward to a successful academic year.

Career Paths for Humanities PhDs
Given the state of the job market for PhDs in the humanities, the Humanities Center, in conjunction with the departments of English, History, and Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, brought in a career specialist in March to provide personal and group counseling to these doctoral candidates. The doctoral candidates found these career development consultations beneficial and useful in broadening their career options. The Humanities Center is currently collaborating with the Center for Career Development, as well as pursuing other avenues to increase the success of postdoctoral scholars in securing fulfilling careers.

The Confucius Institute
The Humanities Center has received a $3,000 grant from the Confucius Institute headquarters in Beijing to support visiting scholars in Chinese cultures.  The Humanities Center and UT's Confucius Institute will collaborate to host the visiting scholars.
Undergraduate Research
Katie Hodges-Kluck, a recent doctoral graduate and 2014-15 Fellow, has been appointed Coordinator for Undergraduate Research in the Humanities Center.  In this capacity, she will work with graduate directors and assist in connecting advanced graduate student mentors with undergraduate student mentees.  She will also be involved in the "Creative Inquiry in the Arts and Humanities Institute" conference in North Carolina that begins November 6. She currently holds an appointment as lecturer in the Department of History.
Alberto R. Gonzales, JD

Impact on Humanities Scholarship

What has been the greatest impact on humanities scholarship resulting from the establishment of UTHC?

"The UTHC is the principal advocate for the crucial importance of the humanities to the intellectual life of the university community and celebrates the creative work of these UT scholars.  It also provides an intellectual and collegial center not previously available – a welcoming place where faculty from different disciplines can come together for a common purpose."

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