INTERNATIONAL VISITORS PROGRAM
"My visitorship at Stanford was truly an enriching experience. I was fortunate to share preliminary findings from my new project on transnational religious networks in Europe to a wonderful group of brilliant and congenial scholars, who helped me think about the project in new ways. But perhaps most exciting, I was able to screen my new film at the Humanities Center to such an engaged audience of students, faculty, and community members. The month flew by, but every day of it was precious and rewarding." Mehmet Mim Kurt, Filmmaker, Turkey Watch a clip of The Seven Doors: shc.stanford.edu/multimedia
Last year marked the 10th anniversary of the International Visitors Program. Since 2009, some 60 international visitors—from 29 countries and representing over 50 institutions—have come to Stanford through the joint partnership of the Humanities Center and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI). The anniversary was highlighted by a special preview screening of The Seven Doors, a documentary by Mehmet Kurt, who was the 2018–19 Christopher Family International Visitor in residence for the month of March. 2018—2019 ANNUAL REPORT
During their stay, the international scholars are asked to share their research through a series of presentations and to engage with Stanford faculty and students. While we can document the number of individual international scholars who have come through our doors, less easily measured are the many widespread collaborations and publications that have had their origin in an SHC international visitorship.