What the L?

This research group focuses on the cross-departmental nature of language research. The group aims to bring together Miami faculty who conduct research on language. Faculty present works-in-progress in a lively and engaging forum, adding vitality to the community of language scholars and enriching the academic life of both faculty and students. They hope to bolster the language research being conducted by Miami faculty, expose such research to new perspectives and critiques, and present opportunities for new collaborations across different departments and academic units.

Coordinators: David Beard, Amber Frankiln, Aaron Shield

Film and Media Studies

The Film and Media Studies Research Cluster is a collaborative forum for faculty who are actively engaged in film and media studies teaching and scholarship. Group meetings take a variety of formats: seminar discussions of pre-selected monographs or papers; work-in-progress talks; working lunches with invited speakers; professional development workshops, etc. The group meets once or twice per semester.

Coordinators: Kerry Hegarty, Ronald Becker

American Cultures Seminar

The American Cultures Seminar is an interdisciplinary group for faculty and graduate students working on any aspect of American history or culture, broadly defined. Each seminar meeting is led by a different member and can take a variety of forms. The leader can present work-in-progress, whether by pre-circulating a paper or giving a presentation with discussion; suggest a book or articles for seminar participants to read and discuss; or invite a visiting scholar to the seminar with support from the Humanities Center and seminar coordinators.

Coordinators: Andrew Hebard, Michele Navakas

Digital Humanities Working Group

The Digital Humanities Working Group assesses institutional capacities for new digital resources and projects, writes grant applications for external funding, and organizes public events related to digital humanities.

Coordinator: cris cheek

Medical Humanities

This research group focuses on the development of research at the intersection of medicine and the humanities, involving not only the history of medicine and narrative medicine but also bioethics. It is also engaged in the development of new curricular experiences for pre-medical students.

Coordinators: Kimberly Hamlin, Cynthia Klestinec

Societies, Politics, and Economies

Exploring the intersections of economics, politics, and society, the Political Economy Workshop invites faculty to present and study scholarly work in political economy, broadly defined.

Coordinators: Lindsay Regele, Naaborle Sackeyfio

Environmental Humanities

The environmental humanities research cluster is an interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students interested in the intersections of ecology, environment and culture(s): energy humanities, ecocriticism, posthumanism, environmental philosophy and history, urban and
political ecology, etc. This group is committed to maintaining a regular seminar as well as coordinating speakers and workshops.

On March 3 - 4, 2020, The Environmental Humanities Research Cluster is hosting a symposium, “Approaching Extinction, Contesting Extinction,” at Miami University, with a keynote lecture by Kathryn Yusoff.

For further details visit their page HERE.

Coordinators: Iñaki Pradanos, Cathy Wagner

Humanities Graduate Studies

This group works together to enhance graduate education and experience across humanities departments.

Coordinator: Madelyn Detloff

Ancient World Heritage

This working group explores the significance, preservation, and destruction of world heritage sites in the Middle East and ancient world.

Coordinator: Anna Klosowska

Museum Studies Working Group

The Museum Studies Working Group explores the changing role of museums in contemporary society. The group invites interested faculty, staff and community members to join an on-going conversation about museums, archives and collections as stewards of culturally and socially significant resources held in the public trust, as sites of memory, and as agents of community-building within the university and beyond. The Museum Studies Working Group is also developing an undergraduate minor in Museum Studies.

Coordinator: Robert Wicks

Early Modern Collective

The oldest and largest of Miami’s humanities research clusters, the Early Modern Collective offers faculty from all areas of the humanities the opportunity to receive critical feedback on their scholarship. It has been instrumental in advancing the research programs of scholars in English, French and Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, Art History and History, among other disciplines. It remains a crucial vehicle for the exchange of ideas and for the cultivation of partnerships across disciplinary boundaries.

Coordinator: Cynthia Klestinec

Gender, Science and Technology

This group explores the connections between the humanities and science, specifically through the intersection of gender and technology. The group coordinates frequent speakers and workshops and is developing new curriculum that integrates scientific and humanistic methodologies.

Coordinators: Kimberly Hamlin, José Amador