12 Wesleyan students have received six-week summer research awards for the Carceral Connecticut project. From May 16 to June 30, 2022, they are conducting research in local archives and historical societies, doing visual and oral history research, and creating public history projects in Middletown and the Connecticut River Valley. The first week included background reading, […]
Wesleyan University is seeking candidates for two post-doctoral positions through the Carceral Connecticut Project. Please see job postings for the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Public History and the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Visual and Digital Storytelling. Both positions begin July 1, 2022.
On February 21, 2022, The Middletown Press reported that The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded $1.06 million to the “Carceral Connecticut Project: The History of Race, Capitalism, and Violence in the Connecticut River Valley” at Wesleyan University. Wesleyan was one of 12 liberal arts colleges across the country to receive a grant as part
On January 28, 2022, The Wesleyan Connection reported that the Carceral Connecticut Project at Wesleyan University had received a three-year, $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation as part of its Humanities for All Times initiative. The project will investigate Connecticut’s racial, industrial, and political history from an interdisciplinary perspective through innovative courses,