Public Humanities Hub Public Engagement Award

The UBC-Vancouver Public Humanities Hub (PHH) is delighted to announce two new annual prizes for public humanities engagement.

One prize recognizes the contributions of a tenured or tenure-track UBC-V faculty member (in research or educational leadership streams) in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
One prize recognizes the contributions of a UBC-V graduate student, postdoctoral fellow, or sessionals, adjuncts, lecturers, and other contingent faculty in the Faculty of Arts, Allard School of Law, or the Faculty of Education.
Self-nominations are accepted and encouraged.

The two prizes will be given to individuals who have exhibited outstanding public humanities engagement in the past two years. The Public Humanities Hub recognizes that there are many diverse publics and many diverse modes of engaging these publics. We encourage nominations of individuals a) who employ more traditional forms of engagement, i.e. through print and broadcast media, and/or b) who employ more creative approaches like community partnerships, podcasts, exhibitions, festivals and more. We are particularly interested in recognizing scholars whose work has contributed to the expansion of the range of voices in public discourse and who have gone beyond the traditional top-down research dissemination approach to facilitate two-way dialogue with broader publics.

See the winners of the 2021 Public Engagement Awards

The Adjudication committee will consider the following criteria when considering nominations: the creativity and innovation of the forms of public engagement, the impact of these forms of engagement, the degree of knowledge exchange fostered, and the timeliness of the scholar’s contributions.

Nomination Procedures
To nominate someone (or yourself) for the prize, please submit a letter to Dr. Mary Chapman (Academic Director of PHH) that includes a rationale for the nomination as well as contact information for the nominator and nominee (if different); a CV highlighting public engagement work; and two examples of the nominee’s public humanities engagement (in the form of links or attachments) at the link below by the extended deadline of May 3, 2021, 4pm Pacific Time. If you nominate yourself, we encourage you to work with your Department’s awards committee. The prizes will be awarded in May. Each winner will receive $1500 and be recognized on the Public Humanities Hub webpage. Winners can use prize funds for any purpose.

Deadline: May 3, 2021, 4pm Pacific Time 
Terms of Reference and Instructions (PDF)

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