Maryland Scholars Selected for 2018-19 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship

Two Maryland-based scholars have been selected for the 2018-19 Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship, a humanities grant program administered by the Whiting Foundation of New York. Cristina Cammarano, assistant professor of philosophy at Salisbury University, and Denise Meringolo, director of public history at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, are among the seven men and women chosen for the grants.

Cammarano’s project will be focused on philosophy in K-12 education. She has been using her activity-based philosophic process in Maryland elementary schools since 2014 to help students develop skills in critical thinking, reading, and communication. Her fellowship will be used to expand the program and establish a Summer camp for high school students and workshops for teachers. Meringolo will explore the public history of the Baltimore Uprising of 2015. She began the digital archive Preserve the Baltimore Uprising which has  crowdsourced over three thousand images, documents, and oral histories related to the death of Freddie Gray and its aftermath. Her fellowship will be used for interpretation, community engagement, and education, particularly of Baltimore-area high school students.

See the Whiting Foundation’s website for more information on the fellowships and a full list of projects.

Lucy Davis is the Digital Media Coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities. She studies public history at Rutgers University, Camden.