The fields of medieval and Renaissance studies are ever expanding into new areas of exploration and discovery. With the aim of communicating these exciting developments to the broader public, while also providing valuable career skills to our graduate students, the Marco Steering Committee created the Jimmy & Dee Haslam Graduate Fellowship in the Public Humanities in 2016. The Public Humanities Fellow supports the Marco Institute’s research and teaching mission through outreach and educational programming for the public. Three graduate students, each from a different Marco-affiliated department, have held the position.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed engaging and learning to connect with a wider audience through public events like Medieval Day and the designing of exhibits for McClung Museum. The Public Humanities Fellowship complements my academic training and has taught me skills that can be used in a wide variety of fields, both inside and outside academia.” – Katie Kleinkopf, history