Rural Humanities is an Andrew W. Mellon supported initiative in public and engaged humanities that uses the tools of the humanities to critically approach, learn from, make visible, and support the realities of rural America, particularly in Central-Western New York: its histories, cultures, challenges, and futures.
Now accepting proposals!
Cornell faculty from any discipline to apply for up to $10,000 in support of public-facing research humanities projects and/or engaged community humanities initiatives on rural New York State issues. We especially encourage proposals that engage with this year's theme of Rural Black Lives.
Faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students can also apply for microgrants to support humanities projects on Rural Black Lives.
Rural Humanities news
Using a faculty grant from the Rural Humanities initiative, Shorna Allred (CALS) produced "The Stories Trees Have to Tell," a 30-page publication highlighting the stories of five Black owners of forestland in Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Vermont.Read More
A&S faculty will lead many courses on campus and join educational vacations as part of Cornell Adult University.Read More
The 3-D tour focuses on the building, its foundation, the archaeological excavation underway and a Civil War monument on the church site.Read More
On Cornell’s eighth Giving Day, held March 16, 15,905 alumni, students, faculty, staff, parents and friends from more than 80 countries made gifts totaling a record-breaking $12,268,629.Read More
The new “Voices on the Underground Railroad” website focuses on nine documented or rumored stops on the Underground Railroad in Central and Western New York.Read More