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Uncovering UR’s History and Legacies

Building on strong student and faculty research efforts regarding the history of race and racism at the University of Richmond, and in support of the goals in the Making Excellence Inclusive: University Report and recommendations, the Provost’s Office invites faculty from across disciplines and schools to apply to teach a class focused on engaging students in our institutional history and its legacies and to take part in a related faculty cohort that will examine and share UR’s history and legacies. We encourage applications from colleagues who teach courses incorporating a range of methodologies, from historical/archival to interviewing, and performance, and who examine a range of intersectional topics including gender, LGBTQIA histories, race, and religion. 

Each participant will:

  1. Develop a spring 2020 course focused on an aspect of institutional history or its legacies;
  2. Meet 5-6 times throughout the academic year as a faculty learning community to discuss UR’s history and identity and opportunities for integrating these elements into courses; and
  3. When relevant, share course products with the library for the public-facing University history digital archive.

Participants will receive up to $300 for research materials for their courses and $1,200 for constructing and teaching their courses in spring 2020.

For more information, contact Interim Senior Administrative Officer, Amy Howard, with any questions.

Application (Due by September 6, 2019)

If accepted, I agree to: (Check all that apply)

Have department chair email Amy Howard to confirm that the proposed course will be scheduled for spring 2020
Participate in Doodle polls to schedule meetings for the year
Attend all cohort meetings throughout the year
Share any relevant materials with the library for the University digital archive