Job Opening: Fellow/Visiting Scholar, “Towards a Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1950” (scope includes Asia)

Fellowship (short term) for Humanities Institute “Towards a Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1950” at Dartmouth College July 1 to August 17, 2013

Institution: Dartmouth College, Leslie Humanities Center at Dartmouth
Location:   New Hampshire, United States
Position:   Fellow, Visiting Scholar

The Leslie Humanities Center at Dartmouth College announces a seven-week interdisciplinary Institute at Dartmouth titled “Towards a Global History of Sexual Science, 1880-1950” to be held between July 1 and August 17, 2013.  The Institute led by Douglas Haynes (History) and Veronika Fuechtner (German Studies) will examine the transnational history of sexological ideas and practices as they circulated between Europe/North America and Asia, Africa and Latin America. Over the seven weeks of the seminar, participants will address such issues as the efforts by Western sexologists to disseminate their views in non-European regions; the emergence of local advocacy of sexual science; the role of sexual science in constituting “modern” sexualities; the encounter between indigenous conceptions of sexuality and sexological ideas; the transformation of sexology in Asian/African/Latin American contexts; the connection between sexology and birth control outside of Europe/North America; Orientalism and sexology; the connection between sexology and eugenics in Asian/African/Latin American contexts; sexology, nationalism and anti-colonialism; Orientalism and sexology; as well as other relevant topics. The majority of participants will remain in residence over the summer and will participate in a twice-weekly seminar and related events; scholars in residence will receive a summer stipend (see below).  A smaller set of outside scholars will give papers during individual sessions of the seminar; their expenses and a honorarium will be paid. The goal of the Institute will be to promote exchanges between scholars working on different regions of the world and in different disciplines as well as to produce an edited volume.  The Institute is open to many disciplines, including literature and culture, religion, and other humanities as well as historians, historians of science, and anthropologists.

Fellows are expected to be in residence between July 1 and August 17, 2013 and to present their work in the Institute sessions. Resident fellows will be funded according to rank (with a minimum of $6,500 for graduate students and a maximum of $13,000 for full professors). Scholars, who are interested in presenting their work in an Institute session, but can only commit to a brief visit to Hanover, are also encouraged to apply indicating their availability.

Please send inquiries and complete applications including a two-page project proposal with bibliography, a one-page statement on your research interest and background as it relates to the Institute theme, and a c.v. (Graduate students should also provide two letters of reference) by April 30th, 2012 to Humanities.Institute@dartmouth.edu. Fellows will be notified by June 30th, 2012, leaving time for those presenting papers to complete research and work on their drafts before the Institute begins.

Dartmouth College is committed to the principle of equal opportunity for all its students, faculty, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. For that reason Dartmouth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, or military or veteran status in its programs, organizations, and conditions of employment and admission.

Contact: Humanities.Institute@dartmouth.edu

Website: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~lhc/index.html

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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