SUMMER FELLOWSHIPS WILL REIMAGINE NEW ENGLAND’S PAST
During the summer of 2022, Munson Institute classes will be a part of the Reimagining New England Histories: Historical Injustice, Sovereignty and Freedom project. The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport Museum, in collaboration with the Center for the Study of Slavery & Justice at Brown University and Williams College, will hold classes at Mystic Seaport to interrogate the region’s past. The history and legacies of settler colonialism, racial slavery, servitude, dispossession, Indigenous resistance and African-American strategies for fashioning pursuits of freedom will be considered. A distinctive feature of this summer program will be the framing of these topics within the context of New England’s maritime setting, an environment that fostered interaction, mobility, and exploitation.
The Munson Institute is the leading, and often sole, center for the teaching of maritime history in the United States. It has offered graduate credit through the University of Connecticut for over 60 years while its faculty includes top maritime historians from across the United States.
In 2022, the Institute will continue as part of the multi-institutional Reimagining New England project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. This enhanced summer session will expand the Munson Institute’s cadre of scholars with specialists from collaborating faculty and representatives from the region’s Native peoples.
Applicants for the 2022 summer session may apply for one of the twelve fellowships being offered through the Mellon Foundation grant starting on December 1, 2021. These positions are most particularly intended for junior faculty and graduate students. We also encourage applications from the region’s tribal nations and African American communities. Each of the resident fellowships, set to run from June 27 – July 29, will be supported with a $2,000 stipend plus museum owned housing, and book purchases.