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CCHA Awarded Two NEH Grants: NEH Press Release and Info

Great News!

CCHA was just awarded two NEH grants according to the following press release, linked HERE. The awards were for the following two projects:


Community College Humanities Association
[Institutes for College and University Teachers]

Project Director: Laraine Fletcher

Outright: $156,054

Project Title: On Native Grounds: Studies of Native-American Histories and the Land

Project Description: A three-week institute for college and university teachers on Native- American history, to be held at the Library of Congress.


Community College Humanities Association
[Institutes for College and University Teachers]

Project Director: Sandra Petrulionis

Outright: $129,838

Project Title: Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller

Project Description: A two-week summer institute for 25 college and university faculty to study the major figures of Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller.


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Opportunity: National Humanities Center Fellowships

The National Humanities Center will offer up to 40 residential fellowships for advanced study in the humanities for the period September 2017 through May 2018. Applicants must have a doctorate or equivalent scholarly credentials. Mid-career scholars as well as senior scholars are encouraged to apply. Emerging scholars with a strong record of peer-reviewed work are also invited to apply. The Center does not normally support the revision of a doctoral dissertation. In addition to scholars from all fields of the humanities, the Center accepts individuals from the natural and social sciences, the arts, the professions, and public life who are engaged in humanistic projects. The Center is international in scope and welcomes applications from scholars outside the United States.

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Opportunity: Fulbright Scholarship Awards in American Studies

Announcing Fulbright awards for teaching and research within the areas of American Studies and American History. The Council for International Exchange of Scholars, administers the Fulbright Scholar Program on behalf of the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Fulbright Scholar competition for academic year 2017-18 launched on February 1, and opportunities are available in a number of countries, including, but not limited to, the awards described below.

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Opportunity: 2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

Call for Applications!

2016 Global and Area Studies Summer Research Lab at Illinois

The Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, is pleased to announce fellowships and development grants to support the internationalization of community colleges nationwide. We invite applications from faculty, librarians, and administrators interested in expanding global studies curricula, instruction in less commonly taught languages, library collections or international education programs at their home institutions. Fellows will have the opportunity to work one-on-one with international and area studies reference librarians and explore the unlimited print and online resources of the University of Illinois Library.

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Update & Opportunity to Blog with CCHA!

Fellow friends of CCHA and supporters of the humanities,

I am writing to you to inform you about some updates in addition to offering you an opportunity that will be mutually beneficial!  For starters, we now have a fully functional LinkedIn page, Facebook page, Twitter account, and a blog.  Please see the links to these below and note that we would love you to “like us” and “follow us” if you are willing and able to do so.

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Opportunity: Survey Courses Project

Dear Colleague,

The Survey Courses Project: Workshops in American History and Culture is back by popular demand! This program is designed to help college and university professors improve their survey courses by providing them with fresh insights and rich new content information. Sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA)in cooperation with the White House Historical Association and the United States Capitol Historical Society, this project has been created for teachers in higher education who often find it difficult to find time to do research or take additional graduate-level coursework to improve their survey classes. This workshop provides faculty members with an intensive learning experience that will enable them to infuse new perspectives in their survey courses.

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