The Institute for the Humanities is pleased to announce that two graduate students from the University of Michigan will attend a pre-doctoral workshop this summer for career preparation inside and outside the academy as part of the Humanities Without Walls (HWW) initiative.

Meghan Forbes (Slavic languages and literatures) and Hannah McMurray (Germanic languages and literatures) will join graduate student colleagues from the other member universities of the HWW consortium: the 13 schools of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) plus the University of Notre Dame and the University of Illinois at Chicago. The full list of fellows is available on the HWW website.

Funded by the Mellon Foundation, HWW brings together 15 university partners to promote inter-institutional research partnerships (see the Global Midwest Research Challenge) as well as graduate student career preparation. Graduate student participants in this summer's three-week workshop in Chicago will engage in intensive discussions with organizers of public humanities projects, leaders of university presses and learned societies, experts in the various domains of the digital humanities, representatives of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and holders of important non-faculty positions in colleges and universities.