University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of History 2020 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture
“Changing World Order”
The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of History solicits applications for the 2020 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture. We invite proposals that engage with the 2020 theme of “Changing World Order.” Possible topics may address, but are not limited to, shifts in relative political, social, economic, or military power such as the rise and fall of empires, transnationalism, technological revolutions, or social justice movements. Submissions concerning all time periods and all geographic regions are welcome.
The Sherman Lecture provides a forum for an outstanding junior scholar (untenured assistant professor or researcher) to offer his or her perspective on a selected topic related to this year’s theme. The Sherman Scholar will meet with undergraduate and graduate students, share his or her expertise with faculty members in history and related fields, and be available to the local media. The centerpiece of the scholar’s visit will be the presentation of a major public address, which the university will subsequently publish.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of scholarly accomplishment, relevance of the proposed talk to the year’s theme, and evidence of ability in speaking before a diverse audience. The scholar will receive an honorarium of $5,000. The lectureship will take place on the UNCW campus October 13-15, 2020.
Applicants should submit a letter of interest with the title and brief description of the lecture they propose to deliver, current c.v., the names and email addresses of three references, and a recent scholarly publication. Materials should be sent electronically to Meaghan Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission is March 31, 2020. Finalists must be available for Zoom interviews before May 29, 2020.
About University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of History
This department is committed to robust service and regional engagement, high quality research, and innovative teaching delivered by faculty in classes where the teaching relationship is personal. We see history as central to the liberal arts tradition, and we take seriously our responsibility to bring the value of thinking historically to our students, to UNCW, and to the wider community. To study history is to embrace diversity, nationally and globally. It is to engage intellectually and creatively with crucial questions of identity, development, continuity, change, and meaning.
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