Thomas Wilson, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of History, was recently named to the advisory board of the Central New York Humanities Corridor. The Corridor Advisory Board makes recommendations to the directors regarding the review and award process as well as recommending larger program changes. Wilson will serve a three-year term.
The Central New York Humanities Corridor was established in 2014 with an endowment award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to founding institutions Syracuse University, Cornell University, and the University of Rochester. Institutions in the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium—Hamilton, Colgate University, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Skidmore College, St. Lawrence University, and Union College—are also members of the Corridor.
According to its website, the goals of the Corridor are to “enhance the profile, scholarly prominence, and impact of interdisciplinary humanities in Central New York; advance teaching, research and public engagement in the humanities;” increase collaboration and foster cross-institutional partnerships; and enhance the productivity of scholars, students, and community members.