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Community Studies and Mosaics

The mission of Community Studies and Mosaics is to create collaborative communities of inquiry. Faculty, students and community partners engage in interdisciplinary field research to create shared knowledge, working toward greater equality, peace and social justice.


Info Session 3rd Mediterranean Migration Mosaic: Focus on Spain
Join us on Monday, January 31 at 12:30 p.m. for a Zoom call ( to learn more about the 3rd Mediterranean Migration Mosaic. Please visit the Global Study and Engagement site to learn more and apply. Two courses in Fall 2022 with ethnographic fieldwork in southern Spain January 7-21, 2023. Directors: Marcelo Borges (History), Susan Rose (Sociology), and Elise Bartosik-Velez (Director of the Malaga Program). Applications will be due February 7, 2022.

Mosaic Info Session: Sustainability and the Energy Transition in Germany
Join us on Tuesday, February 15 at 12:00 p.m. in either Althouse 201 or via Zoom ( to learn more about the German Energy mosaic that will be held in Spring 2023. Germany today is a leader in sustainable development in general and in the transition to renewable energy. This Mosaic studies this energy transition in detail while also reflecting on the wider cultural context of “green” ideas in Germany’s history. The Mosaic will combine courses in German and Environmental Studies with an independent research component, all of which will be organized around a two-week field experience in Germany. Please visit the Global Study and Engagement site to learn more and apply. Directors: Heather Bedi (Environmental Studies) and Antje Pfannkuchen (German).

Carlisle Indian School Digitization Project Highlighted on the Front Page of the Navajo Times
The Archives and Special Collections department of Dickinson College partnered with the Community Studies and Mosaics to create a website that brings together and makes available the various photographs, letters, and administrative files pertaining to the more than 10,000 students who attended the Carlisle Indian Industrial School (CIIS) between 1879 and 1918. There is now a searchable database for those individuals who wish to search for more information on the CIIS and/or the students who attended the school.