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Summer Institute In the Arts & Humanities: Application & Info. Sessions - Feb. 18 & 24

Submitted by Caterina Rost on February 17, 2016 - 10:12am

Summer Institute in the Arts and Humanities Application & Info. Sessions - Feb. 18 & 24

The Sum­mer Insti­tute in the Arts and Human­i­ties pro­vides a unique oppor­tu­nity for selected under­grad­u­ates to earn full-time, aca­d­e­mic credit through immer­sion in schol­arly research with accom­plished schol­ars and peers. Bring­ing together four fac­ulty and twenty stu­dents in ple­nary, sem­i­nar and tutorial-style ses­sions, the Insti­tute encour­ages mutual learn­ing as well as inde­pen­dent thought.

Excitations: Energy Studies in the Arts and Humanities
June 20 – August 19, 2016

This year’s Institute provides students an opportunity to undertake original research on the role of energy in the arts and humanities. Energy touches all aspects of our lives. Because of this, the concept of energy has been important in fields as diverse as science, philosophy, art, music, history, politics, and cultural theory. Students will consider how energy is sensed or visualized. They will investigate how energy helps form natural rhythms and what these rhythms mean. They will explore how the use of technology has changed how researchers think about or manipulate energy. And they will consider how thinking in terms of energy can change how they choose to live in the world.

Students will attend lectures, seminars, small group critique, workshops, and tutorial sessions. Students will read and discuss theoretical readings and engage in digital and physical forms of making, such as 3d printing, photograms, sound editing, video editing, physical computing, and Photoshop. Students will then complete a significant project that reflects their unique insights into the role of energy in the arts and humanities. The forms for these projects may include scholarly research, performances in music / sound / drama, visual artworks / installations, and creative writing. The institute will culminate in a “works in progress exhibition” as well as a daylong seminar where students will present or perform their research.

Visit the Summer Institute webpage for application information to read about this year's teaching team, learn more about the Summer Institute, and to start an application.

For more info come to a SIAH Information Session. Bring your Summer Institute questions and learn more about the application process, what you can expect if you are selected, and what our expectations are for students.

Sign up for a Summer Institute Information Session held on the following dates:

Thursday, February 18 - 3:30-4:30 pm
Wednesday, February 24 - 3:30-4:30 pm

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