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Academics

The Rural Humanities initiative is conceived to train cohorts of graduate students and advanced undergraduates in the various theories, methods, and practices of public and engaged humanities, to help them think both with and beyond their particular disciplinary interest, and to bring these discipline-defined research agendas to much wider communities by first focusing on the local rural communities.

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Rural Humanities Courses

Rural Humanities offers a Spring Seminar in Public Humanities methods and practices with a stipend of up to $2000 for enrolled students, as well as a 6-week Summer Practicum in community-engaged learning and teaching in rural communities with a stipend of up to $8000 for participating students.
 

Certificate in Public Humanities

Students who complete both the Rural Humanities Spring Seminar and the Summer Practicum will receive a Certificate in Public Humanities from Cornell University.