The Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network
How does technology mediate what it means to be human? How have scientific, intellectual, and artistic experiments reshaped human experience in diverse historical and cultural contexts, and how might they shape our shared futures?
Rethinking the humanities in the light of changing technologies, our increasingly connected planet, the ongoing ecological crisis, and the need to create more inclusive institutions.
Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network (EHCN) is an OSUN-funded initiative headquartered at the Experimental Humanities Center at Bard, NY.
EHCN supports the development of innovative pedagogy, interdisciplinary research, and public engagement via digital, analog, and conceptual methods to build more just technological realities. At each partner institution, this collaboration fosters critical reflection, social justice, and practice-rich learning; digital and face-to-face public projects; and truly integrated interdisciplinary research that draws on history, theory, and experimental practice.
Global / Local Projects
EHCN insists on the power of grassroots leadership, and invites an array of collaborators to the table. Its courageous—and often playful—experimentation with both “old” and “new” technologies flattens hierarchies not just between academic disciplines but between the academy and local communities. Not only working with each partner institution to emphasize its unique local technological, environmental, and cultural ecology, EHCN also creates opportunities for partners to share the lessons of their distinctive experiences with a larger global community.
EHCN at CEU
In CEU, the EHCN is mandated to support faculty, students, researchers and staff for their innovative ideas and project proposals that chart new ways of using technologies and experimentation in engaging with Humanities in a meaningful way. The idea of 'experimentation' is central to the project and the concept and idea can be realized through the development of a course, a skill-based workshop or through a community-facing event. EHCN also would like to create a common ground in the CEU community between faculty, students, and staff through a creative synergy of individual talents, interests, academic backgrounds, and mentorship by a faculty. We hope to pave the way for a Laboratory in the long run where new media, technologies, and human values will create a discourse bridging the domains of social sciences and sciences through a vigorous and topical engagement with arts and humanities.
Types of Funding:
3) Skills-based Workshops (up to 1500 USD): Eligibility: CEU faculty/staff/students
4) Student Research and Professional Opportunities (up to 1000 USD): Eligibility: CEU students
Criteria for Applications:
The Experimental Humanities Collaborative Network promotes projects that encourage the following:
1. Critical reflection on the intersection of science, technology, media, art, and the humanities in response to the question: how does technology mediate what it means to be human?
Check out the promotional video from May 2021 explaining the EHCN-local grants opportunity: https://youtu.be/7V7DxrPVc20
- CEU Virtual Ecovillage - Olea Morris
- Listening as Doorways to Futures - Julian Willming
- Public History - Jefferson R. Mendez
- Restaging Memories of Dissents: #ENDSARS in Retrospect - Oluwafunmilayo Miriam Akinpelu
- Third Country National Discrimination - Luka Gotsiridze
- Visual Civic Literacy - Iurii Rudnev and Elizaveta Berezina
Additional partners include: Hampton University, USA; Recovering Voices, Smithsonian Institution, USA; and University of Thessaly, Greece.