Every other year, the Center holds an open competition among university faculty who wish to offer a special humanities-oriented seminar that includes a travel experience. Approximately 12 students are then selected by way of competitive application for participation in this seminar. The Bingham Seminar provides faculty and students a chance to explore a subject not in the university's regular course offerings and to do so on-site, since the seminar provides funding to offset the cost of three to four weeks' study either in the US or abroad.
Students and faculty should visit UK Education Abroad for more information about travel-opportunity courses. Students, please note that Education Abroad offers student scholarships for some travel courses; EA-specific deadlines apply.
2012 Bingham Seminar
African Art in Paris, 1878 - 2012
See the Student Scrapbook from the 2012 Bingham Seminar, "African Art in Paris, 1878 - 2012," led by Monica Visonà, by clicking on the file at the bottom of this page.
Past Bingham Seminars
Seminar participants have visited London, Paris and Vienna, walked along the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, traveled in China investigating the Confucian family tradition, and studied the art, architecture and folkways of Sicily.
2012 African Art in Paris, 1878 - 2012 • Monica Visonà, Art History
2010 Across the Atlantic: Exploring Irish Immigration to the US • Diana Haleman, Family Studies
2008 Seeking Goya: A Transatlantic Journey • Edward Stanton, Hispanic Studies
2006 Voices from Home: Appalachian Traditional Music • Ron Pen, John Jacob Niles Center for American Music
2004 Japan: The Modern, the City • Douglas Slaymaker, Russian and Eastern Studies
2002 Sacred Space and Piligrimage • Edward Stanton, Hispanic Studies
2000 The Confucian Family and its Enemies in 20th-Century China • Kristin Stapleton, History & Asian Studies
1998 More than the Mafia: SicIly's Multiple Cultures through Archaeology, Arts, & Folkways • Christine Havice, Art
1996 The Grand Tour • Raymond Betts, History