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NEH Summer Institute: Funded Educational Opportunity for Faculty

Western Michigan University is pleased to announce the NEH summer institute for higher education faculty “Law and Culture in Medieval England,” hosted virtually from June 21 to July 16, 2021.

Have you ever wondered about how the Common Law or the legal profession came into being? About how law shaped culture or culture shaped law? About the difference between law as written and as practiced? If so, please consider applying. Full information at wmich.edu/medieval-law-culture.

DEADLINE: March 1st, 2021

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A Unique and Profound Martin Luther King, Jr., Day 2021

Perhaps more so this year than in the last decade or so, the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. are perhaps needed. With what has happened in our country over the the past few weeks, months, and years, this is perhaps the most important MLK Day in recent memory.To that end, we have compiled a few teaching resources below. Happy MLK Day, everyone.


Stanford King Institute: Lesson Plan on Letter from Birmingham Jail

The Harvard Gazette: “Losing King: Shock, Sorrow, Anger, and a Voice Time Hasn’t Silenced”

National Endowment for the Humanities: NEH-Supported Projects on the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.



Deadlines Approaching for Multiple CAORC Fellowships

The following comes from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):

Deadlines approaching! CAORC and the Overseas Research Centers have many fellowship and grant deadlines coming up in the next three months. Please find below a list of upcoming deadlines. Note this list is not exhaustive and there are numerous programs with deadlines throughout the year. Please check the CAORC and Overseas Research Center websites for the latest information.
CAORC was founded in 1981 and is a private nonprofit federation of independent Overseas Research Centers that promote advanced research, particularly in the humanities and social sciences.
As specialists in their respective world regions, the Overseas Research Centers provide scholarly infrastructure to visiting researchers, with services including libraries and archives, assistance with research permits, housing, lectures, workshops, and more.

 February 28 – Center for Khmer Studies (Cambodia)

March 1 – American Institute of Bangladesh Studies
AIBS Fellowships for U.S. Citizens

March 1 – Council of American Overseas Research Centers & American Institute of Indian Studies
CAORC – AIIS Faculty Development Seminar to India

March 1 – Council of American Overseas Research Centers & Americas Research Network
CAORC – ARENET Faculty Development Seminar to Mexico

March 1 – Council of American Overseas Research Centers & West African Research Center
CAORC – WARC Faculty Development Seminar to Senegal

March 1 – Inya Institute (Myanmar/Burma)
INYA Short Term Fellowships for U.S. Graduate Students Conducting Field-based Research in Myanmar

March 15 – American Institute of Pakistan Studies
AIPS Travel Grants

March 15 – American School of Classical Studies at Athens & American Research Institute in Turkey
W.D.E. Coulson and Toni M. Cross Aegean Exchange

March 31 – Center for Khmer Studies (Cambodia)
CKS Junior Resident Fellows Program

April 1 – Americas Research Network
ARENET 2021 U.S.-Mexico Transnationalism Fellowship
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NHA Virtual Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day

The following message comes from the National Humanities Alliance (NHA):

Join us March 8-10, 2021 for the Virtual NHA Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day!

With humanities departments facing elimination, museums and archives confronting lay-offs and even closure, and federal funding falling short, it is crucial that we come together to build our capacity to advocate for the humanities.

NHA Annual Meeting – March 8 and 9

The Annual Meeting brings together faculty, administrators, and representatives from scholarly societies, museums, archives, and other humanities organizations to build their capacity to advocate for the humanities. Explore the preliminary program here. To accommodate attendees in as many time zones as possible, programming will be held each afternoon (Eastern Time).

We will also offer ample opportunity to connect with colleagues old and new with virtual receptions and “hallway” conversations.

Humanities Advocacy Day – March 10

On Humanities Advocacy Day, state-based delegations will meet via video or conference call with Members of Congress and their staff.

It is essential that Congress hear about the challenges humanities departments, museums, libraries, archives, and other humanities organizations are facing due to the pandemic and what is to be lost without additional federal support.

Together, we will advocate for increased FY 2022 funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Department of Education’s international education programs (Title VI and Fulbright-Hays).

In the weeks leading up to Humanities Advocacy Day, we will offer an orientation on virtual advocacy and training on Capitol Hill advocacy more generally. New and seasoned advocates are welcome!

Explore our event webpage for FAQs and more information! We look forward to seeing you in March.


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