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Welcome to the Blog!

Whether you are a casual fan of the humanities or teach in the humanities in one of the nation’s community colleges, we would like to welcome you to the blog for the Community College Humanities Association.  Feel free to poke around, read, and even submit content for future publication, which can be facilitated on this blog or in our Community College Humanities Review journal.

Please also note that the page you are currently viewing is a combination of both the Discourse Blog and the Member Discussions, either of which can be viewed separately.

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Announcing The 2019 Literary Magazine Competition Winners

We at CCHA are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Literary Magazine Competition! We would also like to once again thank Jenny Williams and her team of judges for their hard work on what is the flagship competition here at CCHA.

2019 Winners of National Magazine, Overall (Tie)

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Pima Community College,
Tucson, AZ

Faculty Advisor: Maggie Goldston

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Community College of Denver,
Denver, CO

Faculty Advisor: Jeff Becker

We also want to be sure to congratulate the winners at all levels and in categories, so please be sure to see the full lists of winners at the links below. Lastly, for those of you who didn’t win this year, note that nest year’s competition opens in a few short months!

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Central-Southern Conference CFP (Due: 9/27)

We would like to announce the Call for Proposals for the just-announced Combined Central-Southern Divisional Conference to be held in Louisville, KY, from October 31-November 2. More information will be forthcoming, but please note the tight deadline of September 27th for the call for proposals!

CFP DEADLINE: 27 September

Click HERE to download and fill out the 2019 Proposal Form

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New Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) Data Project

The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) is undergoing a new data project to gather “quantitative and qualitative information about the status of architectural history as a field in higher education”. You are invited to take part in their upcoming survey, which will be available on the main SAH Data Project Page, HERE.  In addition, be sure to check out the blog post “Four Questions for a Community College Architectural History Instructor” while you’re there. This Mellon-supported project is scheduled to be completed in December of 2020. More information will be forthcoming as the project progresses.

Should you have any questions or be interested in further information, you can feel free to contact the project’s researcher, Sarah M. Dreller, at sdreller@sah.org.

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National Council on Public History’s 2020 Call for Posters (Deadline: 10/7)

Please see below for the Call for Posters from the National Council on Public History:

 

NATIONAL COUNCIL ON PUBLIC HISTORY
2020 ANNUAL MEETING | ATLANTA, GEORGIA | MARCH 18-21, 2020 CALL FOR POSTERS

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“THREADS OF CHANGE”

The National Council on Public History invites poster submissions for the poster session at our 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.

Deadline: Monday, October 7, 2019
Submit a proposal at http://bit.ly/NCPH2020posters
Questions? Email Program Manager Meghan Hillman (meghillm@iupui.edu)

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2019-2020 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce that the 2019-20 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowship competition is now open. ACLS invites applications from community college faculty who are working on research projects in the humanities and social sciences.

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Innovative Practices in the Humanities

In the first of an ongoing series highlighting innovative practices in the humanities, the CCHA Deans’ Committee would like to highlight the work of Monroe Community College (MCC) in Rochester, NY.
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CAORC Opportunities in India, Senegal, and Jordan! (FULLY FUNDED!)

We are happy to announce that the Council of America Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has three excellent seminars coming up, each one is a FULLY-FUNDED opportunity for community-college faculty. These are great opportunities, and we hope some of our members will take advantage of them. Fliers for each of these seminars are listed at the bottom of the post.

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CCHA Awarded Teagle Planning Grant for High School Outreach

We are pleased to announce that CCHA has been awarded funding to begin planning a project aimed at outreach to high school students. The project, “What Does It Mean to be Human Today?”, will see a series of two-week seminars held at five colleges across the country. The five colleges are the Community College of Baltimore County in Baltimore, Maryland; Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York; Collin Community College in McKinney, Texas; San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, California; and Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan.

The Teagle grant funds the planning of the seminars, which will take place in October of 2019. More information on the seminars will be posted as we have it. For now, we would like to congratulate those involved in the planning process and the five schools that will be participating in the project.

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CFP: National Council on Public History 40th Anniversary Meeting

The following message comes from the National Council on Public History:

The National Council on Public History is in the midst of celebrating its 40th anniversary, and we are planning on capping the party off with our 2020 Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia! Interested in joining in on the fun? Consider submitting a proposal for the conference which will run from March 18-21, 2020. Our theme for the conference will be “Threads of Change”, and all proposals will be due July 15, 2019. We look forward to hearing from you!

You can Download the NCPH 2020 CFP HERE

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ACLS Names Inaugural Community College Faculty Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce the 2019 Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellows. This is the first year of this program, which supports research projects from humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year colleges. The program is made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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