[Humanist] 28.477 MA/PhD in interdisciplinary humanities at UC Merced

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                 Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 28, No. 477.
            Department of Digital Humanities, King's College London
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        Date: Sat, 8 Nov 2014 22:50:02 +0000
        From: Ruth Mostern <rmostern at ucmerced.edu>
        Subject: UC Merced Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group

I would like to inform members of the Humanist list about the recently initiated graduate program in Interdisciplinary Humanities at the University of California, Merced (ih.ucmerced.edu http://ih.ucmerced.edu ).   

The Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group (IHGG) is an innovative M.A. and Ph.D. program that incorporates anthropology, archaeology, the arts, history, and language and literature. An IHGG education may include disciplinary specialization along with training in concepts that enrich all cultural research. The program exposes students to many humanities professions and trains students to engage the public, using both digital and analog approaches. Our faculty and graduate students read work from every one of our disciplines, and all of us utilize each other's frames of understanding. IHGG students may work with social and cognitive scientists, natural scientists, and engineers as well as humanists.

UC Merced provides students the University of California's distinctive world-class education, while adding a special blend of small academic programs, interdisciplinary research, and personalized attention from award-winning faculty. UC Merced professors and researchers have acquired more than $185.7 million in grants and contracts, one of the highest per-capita in the country. With more than 400 graduate students and a rapidly growing graduate student population, it is no wonder UC Merced is attracting the best and brightest scholars from all over the world. UC Merced provides competitive financial support and resources. About 95 percent of our graduate students receive funding in the form of fellowships, teaching assistantships (TA), and graduate student researcher (GSR) assistantships.

I also encourage you to visit the Graduate Division's web page (http://graduatedivision.ucmerced.edu) to learn more about our innovative academic programs, financial support, student services, professional development opportunities, and important information about the application process. While you're there, explore our faculty pages to learn about the exciting research currently taking place.

I hope you will share this information with your colleagues and students! We look forward to seeing your students join our graduate program in Interdisciplinary Humanities (M.A., Ph.D.).  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.


Ruth Mostern

Ruth Mostern
Associate Professor of History and Founding Faculty

Interdisciplinary Humanities Graduate Group Chair
Spatial Analysis and Research Center (SpARC) Co-Director
Center for the Humanities Interim Director

School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts
University of California, Merced

rmostern at ucmerced.edu
5200 North Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343
Office: COB 379

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