Become a 2018-2019 Public Humanities Fellow!

Public Humanities Fellows work with Anne Valk, Associate Director for Public Humanities, to research, document and plan activities to commemorate the history of student activism at Williams. This year fellows will use materials from the Williams College Archives to create a tour of campus sites associated with student activism. Up to five Fellows will be selected. Students will receive a $2000 stipend, distributed through student payroll over two semesters.

Duties and Responsibilities:

A year-long commitment to participate during Fall and Spring semesters is required.

Attend weekly trainings and discussions of assigned readings and research on public history, archives, and Williams College. Develop competencies in conducting archival research, writing for public audiences, project management, oral history, collaboration and other topics. (approximately 3-4 hours/week).

Organize and prepare commemorative events in 2019 (approximately 2-3 hours/week in spring).

Required Qualifications:

  • Exceptional degree of responsibility, follow through, and accountability
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to attend one weekly daytime meeting (1/12 hours) and to conduct additional work through entire academic year, including both daytime and evening hours
  • Ability to work well with others and to work independently
  • Interest in archives and public history
  • Ability to attend weekly meetings plus occasional additional sessions (for workshops or field trips)
  • Willingness to tackle new projects


By 5:00 pm Wednesday, September 19 submit to [email protected] a 1-2 page letter expressing your interest in the position and describing how it relates to past experiences, classes, or future aspirations; a resume; and the name of one faculty reference.