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.
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is introducing a new fellowship program this year—the Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships—to support the research ambitions of community college faculty in the humanities and related social sciences. The program, which has its first application deadline on September 26, 2018, will offer up to 26 fellowships of $40,000 to community college faculty working on a diverse range of research projects. You can find out more about the program here: http://www.acls.org/programs/community-college-faculty/.
Like all ACLS fellowship programs, this program will use a peer review process to evaluate applications and select fellows. ACLS is currently looking for community college faculty in all fields of the humanities and related social sciences to serve as reviewers for the program’s inaugural competition or in a future year. Serving as a reviewer would involve evaluating 25-30 applications in the reviewer’s discipline using an online portal. Reviewers will have approximately six weeks this fall to score the applications and enter very brief comments. The honorarium for service is $200.
If you or any of your colleagues might be interested in serving as a reviewer next fall or in a future year, please email ACLS program officer Rachel Bernard (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than July 18 with the following information: name(s), email address, institution, faculty rank/title, department, and discipline. You may also enter multiple names on this spreadsheet, and email the spreadsheet to email@example.com.
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NCPH invites proposals for its 2019 conference in Hartford, Connecticut, that explore how public history intersects—sometimes purposefully, sometimes with unintended consequences—with the ongoing task of making and remaking places, communities, and polities. To learn more about the conference theme, “Repair Work,” and to fill out the proposal form, visit us athttp://bit.ly/ncph2019CFP. Final submissions are due Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 11:59 pm. Please email NCPH Program Manager Meghan Hillman at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
You can access a paper copy of the NCPH 2019 Call for Proposals HERE.
Please note the following announcement from the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS):
The Community College Humanities Association will have a panel presentation at the Conference of the Biographers International Organization (BIO), an affiliate of CCHA. The panel session will be held on Saturday, May 19, at the Levy Center, at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. More work can be found on the Bio website, here.
We would like to thank everyone who joined us and the National Humanities Alliance to advocate for full funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) with the hope of adding an additional $5 million dollars to the 2018 fiscal year budget. We can never doubt the power of phone calls, emails, and boots on the ground as the NEH’s budget has been approved with a $2 million increase for FY 18. See below for the announcement from NEH:
From the Executive Director:
ACLS Announces New Fellowships for Community College Faculty
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to announce a new fellowship program for community college faculty. The Mellon/ACLS Community College Faculty Fellowships, made possible by a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, will support the research ambitions of humanities and social science faculty who teach at two-year colleges.
Mellon Initiative Update: Community Colleges and the Humanities in the 21st Century
We wanted to update our members on a current initiative from the Mellon Foundation focusing on Community Colleges and the Humanities in the 21st Century. Several CCHA member institutions are involved in these programs, including CCHA’s home institution, the Community College of Baltimore County; and also the home institution of long-time board member Chancellor Constance Carroll, The San Diego Community College District.
Whether you are involved with one of these institutions or not, this is still a great initiative for the humanities in the nation’s community colleges. More information about this initiative can be found here.
Announcing a new NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers
An NEH summer seminar titled “The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers” will be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT, from July 9-27, 2018. The deadline for applications is set for March 1, 2018. Interested parties with questions should contact Richard Davis, the program director, at email@example.com. Additionally, further information can be found on the program website, HERE.
CFP for the 4th Annual Culturally Responsive Teaching Conference: The Intersection of Inclusion and Equity
(Registration is Now Open!)
For more information on this opportunity, click HERE.