The Altman Fellows Program is the largest program of the Miami University Humanities Center.  Its goal is to foster collaboration, pedagogical innovation, and new research across the humanities at Miami.

Each year, the Humanities Center Steering Committee selects a team of two Altman Fellows to cultivate interdisciplinary inquiry into a topic of their own design. Altman Fellows work with six or more Altman Faculty Scholars, distinguished visiting scholars, and select graduate and undergraduate students in a year-long interdisciplinary exploration of key issues in the humanities. The program includes a faculty seminar, which meets roughly five times per semester; a new upper-division course on the annual theme, team-taught by faculty fellows; an undergraduate fellows initiative, designed to promote excellence in undergraduate research; and a substantial program of public events.  Public events are entirely supported with Humanities Center funding and typically include distinguished lectures, works-in-progress talks, and a major symposium or conference. 

Past Altman Programs include “Memory and Culture” (2009-2011), “Networked Environments” (2011-2012), “The Human and the Nonhuman” (2012-13),  “Globalization and Belonging" (2013-14), "The Anthropocene" (2014-15), and "The Senses" (2015-16). The 2016-17 program is "Medicine and the Humanities."  

Application Deadlines and Information


Propose an Altman Program

Altman Faculty Fellows Applications are due Friday, November 18, 2016.

Join the Altman Faculty Community and Seminar

Altman Faculty Scholars Applications are due Monday, January 30, 2017.

Become a Student Fellow 

Altman Graduate Fellow Applications are due Sunday, March 3, 2017.

Altman Undergraduate Fellow Applications are due Sunday, March 3, 2017.


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