Any Person, Many Stories
Any Person, Many Stories: Histories of Exclusion and Inclusion at Cornell is a shared exploration of our aspiration toward "...any person ...any study." The project will produce a digital exhibition (to open Fall 2022) featuring histories researched and written by Cornell students, faculty, and staff. The aim is to foster an abiding sense of belonging for all by sparking genuine, necessary conversations about Cornell’s past, present, and future. Collectively, we will surface and share stories that tell us a more complete account of our shared history, in a way that matters to individuals and groups.
Call for submissions
The Center for Teaching Innovation (CTI) invites applications from the Cornell teaching community to participate in Any Person, Many Stories. Faculty and full-time instructors may propose projects that embed an assignment in a course to explore histories of diversity, equity, and inclusion at Cornell. See the call for proposals for more information and to apply for funding to support your project.
We will invite participation in the project from individuals not associated with a specific course through a separate, open call for submissions (not grant-funded).
Development & funding
While CTI is coordinating Any Person, Many Stories, we could not do it without the generous support of our partners across campus (explore our advisory committee) or the funding provided by the Cornell Presidential Advisors on Diversity and Equity (PADE) through the Belonging at Cornell grant initiative.
- Spring 2021: Initiation and planning
- Summer 2021: Creation and collaboration
- Fall 2021: Development
- Spring 2022: Soft website launch
- Summer 2022: Website completion
- Fall 2022: Exhibit launch
Project goals and objectives
|An increased sense of belonging among members of the Cornell community who engage with the project||
|Faculty development programming on public history to support “Any Person, Many Stories” projects||
|An infrastructure for creating, curating, and submitting content||
|An infrastructure for sharing projects (design, maintenance, marketing)||
|Sustained engagement with “Any Person, Many Stories”||