The cultural history of violence is finally being recognized as a major scholarly field. A sign of the growing prominence of violence studies is the recent announcement of the Penn Humanities Forum’s theme for 2013-2014 on Violence.
The Penn Humanities Forum is a major humanities research institute at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. The Forum is organized around a different theme each year and hosts a series of Penn and visiting scholars to engage in research and collaborate. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports a number of fellowships for scholars participating in the programs, making the Penn Humanities Forum one of the most prestigious humanities research institutes in the United States.
Recent Ph.D.s in violence studies should consider applying for a fellowship at the Penn Humanities Forum for 2013-2014.