As was previously announced, this past summer, Executive Director Rusnak and Deputy Executive Director Campbell were invited to join a group faculty members from four-year institutions and “access-oriented institutions” (identified by the Modern Language Association as “community colleges and other colleges that prioritize access over selectivity in admissions”) to design a grant-funded program that will offer instructors who teach at access-oriented institutions and doctoral students who are interested in teaching at these institutions the opportunity to participate in regional week-long seminars focused on Reading-Writing Pedagogy. As we received plenty of questions about this opportunity, we are happy to announce that the Modern Language Association (MLA) is now accepting applications for this amazing opportunity. Please take note of the approaching Deadline: March 11th. Interested individuals can access the application HERE. Good luck to you all!
The Call for Proposals is now out for the Southwestern Division! Please go to the main conference page, here, for more information!
Please note the following announcement from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS):
CCHA’s Own Suzanne McCormack, Vice-President of the Eastern Division, wrote a piece about the 2017 CCHA National Conference for the MacMillan Blog. Go ahead and check it out here on the MacMillan website.
Have your own news to share? Please send it our way! Contact Greg Campbell at GCampbel2@ccbcmd.edu.
Be sure to check out the latest issue of the Humanities E-Book from our friends at the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS).
The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) has announced the launch of a new “NEH For All” website that can be found at https://nehforall.org. More info from NHA below!
According to a new article from Inside Higher Ed, diversity is on the increase at the nation’s two-year colleges. The article is based on information from publicly available degree completions data.
More information from American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAA&S) survey that CCHA assisted in will be available in the future.
According to the results of the survey, “in 2015, 32.1 percent of the associate degrees in the humanities were awarded to black, Hispanic or Native American students — a 149 percent increase from 1989, when the data were first collected.” This is just some of the great news according to the data collected by AAA&S, and the rest can be found in the article at the link below.
Humanities for All:
A National Survey of Public Engagement in the Humanities in Higher Education
CALL FOR ASSISTANCE
The National Humanities Alliance Foundation is currently conducting a national study of public engagement in the humanities at institutions of higher education.
This national study surveys the range of ways that higher ed faculty, students, and administrators have connected with diverse communities through the humanities over the past decade (short abstract available here). We are especially interested in initiatives that have involved collaboration with the wide range of organizations that are also committed to the public humanities.
We are reaching out to ask for examples of projects that connect the humanities with the broader community.
If you have been involved with or know of any projects that fit this description, we would be grateful if you could please contact Daniel Fisher, Project Director (email@example.com).
This project has received generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The National Humanities Alliance Foundation advances the humanities by conducting and supporting research on the humanities and communicating the value of the humanities to a range of audiences including elected officials and the general public.
Join the Maryland Humanities to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the Great War.
Voices from the Great War
W.E.B. Du Bois, General John Pershing, Woodrow Wilson
GARRETT COLLEGE, 687 Mosser Road, McHenry
7:00 PM, in Garrett College Auditorium
Wednesday, July 5 General John Pershing
Thursday, July 6 W.E.B. Du Bois
Friday, July 7 Woodrow Wilson
THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF BALTIMORE COUNTY, 800 South Rolling Road, Catonsville
7:00 PM, Center for the Arts Theatre at CCBC Catonsville
Friday, July 7 General John Pershing
Saturday, July 8 W.E.B. Du Bois
Sunday, July 9 Woodrow Wilson
CECIL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY, 301 Newark Avenue, Elkton
6:00 PM, Elkton Central Library
Saturday, July 8 General John Pershing
HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 401 Thomas Run Road, Bel Air
Sponsored by HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
7 PM, Chesapeake Theater, Harford Community College
Monday, July 10 W.E.B. Du Bois
CHESAPEAKE BAY MARITIME MUSEUM, 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels
7:00 PM, outside by the Steamboat Building – in case of severe weather, program will be held in the Steamboat building auditorium. Bring folding chair.
Monday, July 10 General John Pershing
Tuesday, July 11 W.E.B. Du Bois
Wednesday, July 12 Woodrow Wilson
CECIL COLLEGE ELKTON STATION, 107 Railroad Avenue, Elkton
7:00 PM, Elkton Station Performing Arts Hall
Tuesday, July 11 Woodrow Wilson
THE COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata
6:45 PM, outdoors– in case of severe weather, program will be held indoors in FA Building Theatre. Bring folding chair.
Tuesday, July 11 General John Pershing
Wednesday, July 12 W.E.B. Du Bois
Thursday, July 13 Woodrow Wilson
MONTGOMERY COLLEGE-GERMANTOWN, 20200 Observation Drive, Germantown
7:00 PM, Globe Hall, High Technology Building
Wednesday, July 12 General John Pershing
Thursday, July 13 W.E.B. Du Bois
Friday, July 14 Woodrow Wilson
The following opportunities are provided by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona:
As always, brief descriptors are immediately below (organized by category). Scroll down further for extended descriptions of anything that interests you. An asterisk (*) designates a University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies activity; a plus (+) is an item new to the listserv.