ABOUT OUR PROGRAM
Students accepted into this selective program work closely with faculty advisors and mentors over the course of an academic year (late August through mid-May) to produce a capstone project that consists of two parts: an academic research dimension (a rigorous research paper on a topic of their invention) and a public outreach dimension (one that establishes a connection to an established cultural or civic organization or reaches out to the public in some significant way).
During the year, MPHSJ scholars also meet leading public humanities figures in the New York area who work outside of Hunter College. Since the program’s inception, these have included curators of major art, cultural and history museums, leaders of foundations, the president of the New York Public Library and others.
In addition, the program features events for faculty and the general public including lectures, roundtables and other forms of engagement.