UC Humanities Faculty Podcasting Institute

Institute Dates: December 13-18, 2021
UCR application deadline: November 12, 2021

Two CHASS faculty will be selected to participate in a UC system podcasting workshop modeled on the National Humanities Center’s Virtual podcasting institutes and led by San Diego State University Digital Humanities Librarian Pam Lach, organizer of the podcast institutes for the NHC.

Experience with podcasting not required! The program welcomes beginners as well as those who have some experience but are interested in learning more about how to develop public-facing podcasts.

About the institute:

Podcasting has become ubiquitous and you may wonder “does the world really need another podcast?” And yet, they continue to offer an accessible format for expert voices to engage non-specialist audiences with our subject areas, connect humanities scholarship to what is happening in our world, and participate in intellectual communities. The UC Faculty Podcasting Institute will provide hands-on training for UC humanities faculty to translate research, commentary, and community-sourced narratives into podcast episodes. Working in cross-disciplinary and intra-university teams, participants will learn how to express ideas in storyboard form, create and collect audio content, and edit their narrative into an entertaining, powerful podcast.

During the five-day virtual institute, participants will work with a group of UC faculty colleagues to create a podcast episode on a topic of shared interest. The skills learned through this practicum can then be applied to creating your own podcast series. All equipment will be purchased and sent to attendees for use during the week. Attendees will be able to keep the equipment after the completion of the Institute. Technical support will be given throughout the week. Participants should plan to attend Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm (with breaks).

This workshop is organized by the UCLA Humanities Division and UCI Humanities Center. Funding is provided by the University of California Office of the President Multi-campus Research Programs and Initiative Funding.

How to apply:

Deadline: November 12, 2021 (11:59 pm)

Submit an application at the link below by the deadline on November 12. Responses to the prompts may be copied and pasted into the form or attached as a PDF.

Please respond to the following questions:

  • What ideas from your research would you like to communicate to public audiences? (250 words)
  • What would developing a public-facing podcast add to your work as a scholar? (250 words)
  • What is your experience with podcasts? (100 words)

Apply Now: https://bit.ly/app_podcastingCIS