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Support for projects that explore significant social challenges, employing humanities or transdisciplinary methodologies.
IHR Seed Grants are awarded at individual and team levels to ASU faculty or staff in the humanities (though external scholars are always welcome to participate as consultants). The Seed Grant program is designed to provide support for projects that advance the IHR’s mission of fostering research that addresses or explores significant social challenges in the past, present, and future, employing humanities or transdisciplinary methodologies. The Institute supports projects that demonstrate intellectual merit, potential impact on scholarship, and strong prospects of receiving external funding. Seed Grants fund 12 months of work at two levels: individual (up to $5,000) and team ($9,000).
What are some possible outcomes?
What types of projects are funded?
Documenting the Undocumented
CLAS Seed Grant "Documenting the Undocumented" is a research and public humanities project that seeks to document the lives of undocumented students and, in the process, create a public conversation about what it means to be an immigrant and an American. It builds on traditional oral history field research techniques to pioneer new approaches to community led oral history training, oral history collecting and archiving, and public programming.
Enchanted Faith: Latino Religiosity, Gender Constructions, and Social Networks in the Church
CLAS Seed Grant The proposed project will combine oral history narratives with archival research to understand how Latino Mormons engage their faith. In addition, the research will include an analysis of the Church of Latter Day Saints as it reaches out to their Latino converts. With only one major academic single-authored book on the topic, Hispanics in the Mormon Zion 1912-1999 (2002), the proposed project expands the analysis beyond archival history of Latino Mormons in Salt Lake City to contemporary communities in Arizona.
Visualizing the History of Risk in America: A Digital Humanities Project Using Social and Economic Data
CLAS Seed Grant In his review of Eric Wertheimer’s Underwriting: The Poetics of Insurance (Stanford, 2006), Mark Tebeau wondered if Wertheimer’s conclusions about the nature of risk, on view in a variety of historical and cultural settings, would be born out in the historical record of everyday actuarial practice.
Restoring and Re-Storying the Hidden Cultural Landscape of the Colorado River Basin
Profs. Collins, Drum, Rowe, and Margolis will create an “augmented reality” geographic information system (GIS) that explores hidden dimensions of the Colorado River Basin. By capturing subjective experiences of this important watershed as well as by compiling local knowledge of it, they intend to “re-story” or reconfigure the identity of the Basin in order to sustain cultural practices connected to it.
Austere Borderlands: Recession, Migration, and Contested Means of Belonging in the E.U.
This project proposes to conduct ethnographic research that examines how austerity