Call for Visiting Fellows: Visual Culture and Pedagogy in the Life Sciences

The 2006 Humanities Institute at Dartmouth College will explore the critical role of visual culture in the pedagogy of medicine and the life sciences over the past 200 years. In weekly meetings, scholars and students participating in this Institute will consider objects, images, various media, architecture, instruments, and machines that have shaped the training of physicians and life scientists, and marked visual experience as a way of learning beyond the written text. Participants will consider how the sense of vision was used in a range of historical situations to deliver scientific information (knowledge) about “life” to students.

Four Visiting Fellows will be appointed for the duration of the Institute (April and May 2006). Visiting Fellows will receive a stipend of $7500 and will be provided with offices equipped with computers. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae, names of three references whom we may contact for recommendations, and a letter of interest with a short (200-500 word) description of research to be pursued during the Institute. We will begin selecting Fellows during April 2005, so materials should arrive before April 1 to be guaranteed full consideration.

We encourage submissions from across the academic disciplines. All application materials should be sent to: Michael R. Dietrich, Department of Biological Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH 03755; or by e-mail to [email protected].

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