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2024 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture

University of North Carolina Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
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Jan 17, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Humanities, History
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2024 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture

Call for Applications

 “Silk Roads: Past, Present, Future”

The University of North Carolina Wilmington Department of History solicits applications for the 2024 Virginia and Derrick Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture. We invite proposals that engage with the 2024 theme of “Silk Roads: Past, Present, Future.” Possible topics may address, but are not limited to migration, trade, economics, politics, diplomacy, culture, food, the arts, and warfare. Submissions concerning all time periods and all geographic regions are welcome.

The Sherman Lecture provides a forum for an outstanding junior scholar (untenured assistant professor or researcher) to offer his or her perspective on a selected topic related to this year’s theme. The Sherman Scholar will meet with undergraduate and graduate students, share their expertise with faculty members in history and related fields, and be available to the local media. The centerpiece of the scholar’s visit will be the presentation of a major public address, which the university will subsequently publish.

Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of scholarly accomplishment, relevance of the proposed talk to the year’s theme, and evidence of ability in speaking before a diverse audience. The scholar will receive an honorarium of $6,000. The lectureship will take place on the UNCW campus October 15-17, 2024.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest with the title and brief description of the lecture they propose to deliver, current c.v., the names and email addresses of three references, and a recent scholarly publication. Materials should be sent electronically to Meaghan Wright at

The deadline for submission is April 8, 2024. Finalists must be available for Zoom interviews between April 30 and May 10, 2024.


University of North Carolina Wilmington

Twenty-third Annual Sherman Emerging Scholar Lecture

Call for Nominations

UNC Wilmington is an EEO/AA institution.

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