Annually, the San Diego Community College District has a panel discussion in which the panelists, all of whom hold a humanities degree, discuss how their degree has helped them thrive in their field. The goal is to de-stigmatize the idea that you can’t do anything with a humanities degree. Since the session will be held via Zoom this year, our colleagues in San Diego have graciously shared the link to the session. More info in the fliers below.
We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for the 2021 National Humanities Conference is now available! The conference will be held November 11-14 in Detroit, Michigan.*
The following comes from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) invite you and interested colleagues to attend the upcoming online symposium: “Going Global, Growing Global: New Models for Internationalization at Community Colleges,” on Thursday, April 8 and Friday, April 9, 2021, from 1:00-3:00 pm Eastern Time. The promotional flyer for the two-day event is below.
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
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.
The following comes from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC):
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.
National Humanities Alliance
NHA Lauds Latest Round of NEH Grants
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Humanities Alliance released the following statement today from its Executive Director Stephen Kidd on the December announcement of $33 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support 213 humanities projects nationwide:
“With this announcement, the National Endowment for the Humanities is funding the first round of grants made with the U.K. Arts and Humanities Research Council, aimed at encouraging digital humanities collaboration between our two countries. Humanities Initiatives grants will support humanities work in higher education institutions throughout the U.S., including at HBCUs, TCUs, HSIs, and community colleges. And Infrastructure and Capacity Building Challenge grants will support large projects at institutions from Alaska to Maine.
“We are immensely proud of the NEH’s impact across the U.S. and will continue advocating for increased federal support for future grants in 2021 and beyond.”
Please see below for a list of the Community College Awardees.
|Capital Community College||Jeffrey Partridge||Black Heritage Project: Empowering Students Through Black Community History||$149,426|
|Howard Community College||MatthewVan Hoose||Depeniong Global Humanities||$75,291|
|Helena College University of Montana||Ari Laskin||A Bridge to College Humanities: Local Culture and History through Film||$144,719|
|Nebraska Indian Community College||Maunka Morgan||Francis La Flesche Digital Resources Development Initiative||$99,388|
|Trocaire College||Dawn Bost||Community and Mission: Building a New Applied Ethics Minor||$132,291|
|Fashion Institute of Technology||Kyunghee Pyun||Shop Girls to Show Girls: Teaching Resources on New York’s Working Class for Community College Students||$150,000|
|CUNY Research Foundation, Manhattan Community College||Cara O’Connor||Voices and Experiences of Poverty: A New Interdisciplinary Humanities Curriculum||$150,000|
|Lorain County Community College||Jewon Woo||Rhizomatic Democracy in the 19th-Century Black Press of Ohio||$40,000|
|Chemeketa Community College District||Keith Russell||Lifting Voices: Public Speaking as a Bridge to the Humanities||$149,973|
CCBC and JHU awarded $3.88 million from Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
to support the schools’ Humanities for All 2.0 initiative
Collaborative efforts between the two schools help enrich students’ experience
Baltimore County, Md. – (Jan. 7, 2020), The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a combined $3.88 million to the Community College of Baltimore County and Johns Hopkins University to support collaborations between the two institutions on Humanities curriculum and pedagogy.
The following is posted on behalf of NEH and CUNY:
The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty in July 2020 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath. Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2020.
The Institute will focus on the era’s array of visual media–including the fine arts, ephemera, and photography–to examine how information and opinion about the war were recorded and disseminated, and the ways visual media expressed and shaped Americans’ understanding on both sides of the conflict. Guided by a team of three faculty that represents the range of work in the field, Institute participants will hear daily lectures and presentations by noted historians, art historians, and archivists; and take part in hands-on sessions in significant museums and archival collections. These Institute activities will introduce participants to the rich body of scholarship that addresses or incorporates Civil War era visual culture, encourage them to explore avenues for further research in the field, and assist them in developing their own research and/or teaching projects. Reading assignments preceding and during the Institute will prepare participants for full engagement in the Institute¹s discussions and activities. And time will be provided to prepare individual projects, undertake research at local archives, and meet with the three principal institute faculty members as well as guest speakers.
The institute will meet from July 6 to July 17, 2020 at the CUNY Graduate Center (34th Street and Fifth Avenue) and other archival and museum sites around the city, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York Historical Society, and New York Public Library. Faculty and visiting speakers include: Jermaine Archer, Amanda Bellows, Louise Bernard, Michele Bogart, Joshua Brown, Sarah Burns, Gregory Downs, Matthew Fox-Amato, Amanda Frisken, Lauren Hewes, Dominique Jean-Louis, Barbara Krauthamer, Turkiya Lowe, Maurie McInnis, Megan Kate Nelson, Susan Schulten, Scott Manning Stevens, and Dell Upton.
While scholars and teachers specializing in U.S. history, American Studies, and art history will find the Institute especially attractive, we encourage applicants from any field who are interested in the Civil War era and its visual culture, regardless of your disciplinary interests. Independent scholars, scholars engaged in museum work or full-time graduate studies are also urged to apply. You need not have extensive prior knowledge of the Civil War or visual culture or have previously incorporated their study in any of your courses or research. However, your application essay should identify concrete ways in which two weeks of concentration on the topics will enhance your teaching and/or research. In addition, please describe a research or teaching project you will develop during the institute. The ideal institute participant will bring to the group a fresh understanding of the relevance of the topic to their teaching and research.
Full details and application information are available on the ASHP/CML Institute website at http://ashp.cuny.edu/nehinstitute/. For further information, please contact Institute Director Donna Thompson Ray at email@example.com or 212-817-1963.
Completed applications must be submitted via our online application system or e-mail or postal mail no later than March 1, 2020 (postal mail must be postmarked by March 1).