Hurford Center Announces Funding for Slate of Summer Work
The John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities will support the work of 32 students across a range of internships, faculty assistantships, and research fellowships.
This summer the John B. Hurford '60 Center for the Arts and Humanities (HCAH) will support the work of 32 students in a range of internships, faculty assistantships, and research fellowships. These Fords will tackle apprenticeships—some self-designed, others with local HCAH partners—at arts, culture, and research organizations; partner with faculty on research projects in the humanities; or undertake their own independent scholarship in preparation for senior theses.
In addition to supporting five self-designed internships this summer, HCAH will fund seven student internships at six Philly Partner institutions: the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, the Mütter Museum, the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, DataArts, FringeArts, and the Asian Arts Initiative. It will also support the three students who have been accepted into the very competitive Philadelphia Museum of Art's Museum Studies Internship Program, a leader in training and mentoring young museum professionals.
For the second year in a row, HCAH will co-sponsor an intern with the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship in Germany, working with Friends of Mauerpark, an NGO and community organization in Berlin. This is also the second year that the Center will fund Early Novels Database Student Fellowships, sending two students to work on the bibliographic database and archival project at the University of Pennsylvania's Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
HCAH will also sponsor seven students to work on research projects with Haverford faculty from departments such as Fine Arts, English, and Sociology. The Center is also, for the first time, offering two fellowships for students to attend the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar, the longest continuously running documentary film event in North America, held at Colgate University in late June.
This summer marks the inaugural class of Tuttle Summer Arts Lab Fellowships, a program building on the film-focused work of the Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Fellowships of the past two summers. This year's fellows will work on the "Pool Movie Project," a multiplatform documentary about older women, water, exercise, and community, produced by Haverford Artist-in-Residence Vicky Funari. The four fellows will spend seven weeks working on the documentary and designing its website, which will include video portraits and oral histories of the community members in the film.
Read a full list of the students who have earned these different internships, assistantships, and research fellowships.