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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Congratulations, Mellon/ACLS Community College Fellows!

The following update comes from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS):

The Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships recognize humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year institutions and their vital contributions to scholarship, teaching, and their communities. The awards are tailored to the circumstances of these faculty and support their wide-ranging research ambitions. Fellows may use the awards to pursue projects with a variety of outcomes, including articles, book chapters, or books; course materials; exhibitions; community or campus events; online resources; and more. This program is made possible through the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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SDCCD “Careers in the Humanities Panel” Zoom Session

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.

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“Going Global, Growing Global: New Models for Internationalization at CCs”

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.

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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

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