The Public Humanities Collaborative (PHC) is a summer research opportunity at Trinity College that brings together students, faculty, and individuals and organizations in Hartford to work on humanities-based projects for 10 weeks from May 22nd-July 28th 2023. Student researchers are paid to work full time for 10 weeks and provided on-campus housing.
In the PHC, pairs of students work approximately 15 hours a week with faculty on humanities-oriented scholarship (such as journal articles or book chapters) and another 15 hours a week with Hartford area community partners on public humanities projects (such as an oral history collection, interactive website, community discussion, exhibit, public performance, etc.). The faculty scholarship and the public humanities projects may be separate or they may overlap. Students, faculty, and Hartford humanities partners are also invited to attend weekly lunch workshops on various topics such as collaborating using digital tools, presenting work to academic and public audiences, and creating social change in the city. You can view examples of past projects from the 2022 teams here.
All continuing Trinity College undergraduate students are eligible, and students from all majors are encouraged to apply. PHC is a competitive application process, with preference given to first generation, under-represented, and other students with demonstrated financial need, for whom socio-economic status has prevented them from engaging with summer research opportunities.
Explore the project options below, and submit the student application indicating your top 3 preferences by Monday April 3rd 11:59pm. If you have questions contact Director of Community Learning Erica.Crowley@trincoll.edu and co-director and Digital Scholarship Strategist Mary.Mahoney@trincoll.edu.
Apply using the Google Form below.