UC Santa Cruz’s Institute for Humanities Research is one of four CHCI member centers and institutes that will lead the research through 2017 on one of the pilot projects, Integrative Graduate Humanities Research Education and Training (IGHERT). The project brings together faculty, doctoral students, and post-doctoral scholars in a series of structured collaborations to undertake jointly mentored, international research. The four partners are the Institute for Humanities Research, University of California, Santa Cruz; Center for 21st Century Studies, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture, Justus Liebig University in Giessen; and Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra. Focusing on the interdisciplinary theme of indigeneity, together they will engage graduate students in a series of collaborative training and research activities and will test, refine, and assess a scalable model of skill training and digital archiving that can be applied in multiple contexts and to multiple themes.
IGHERT further aims to attune the participants to the larger public contexts in which expert knowledge in the humanities is meaningful and to equip them with the written and oral skills necessary to communicate with these public constituencies more effectively. Students from Ph.D. programs in UC Santa Cruz’s Division of Humanities will be selected to participate in a series of themed meetings and workshops in Santa Cruz, Milwaukee, Canberra, and Giessen, as well as to receive on-going mentoring from both local and partner faculty participants over the period of the project. In collaboration with the Division of Graduate Studies, the IGHERT pilot will provide fellowship and project travel support for our student participants.