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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.
NHA Summer Virtual Workshop: Documenting the Impact of the Humanities in Higher Ed
The National Humanities Alliance is offering a summer virtual workshop opportunity with a discount available to our members. Documenting the Impact of the Public Humanities in Higher Education: A Toolkit will be offered on two dates this June, on the 22nd and 25th. This workshop will offer attendees the opportunity to consider impact research as it relates to their own work and to the humanities more broadly. While the toolkit focuses on public humanities projects (including internship programs, publicly engaged courses, reading and discussion groups, and oral history projects), they anticipate that it will also be relevant to those carrying out a wide range of humanities work.
Visit the NHA workshop page HERE for more information.
Call for Proposals: The National Council on Public History Annual Meeting 2024
Download the PDF version of this flier HERE.
CAORC Community College Faculty Development Seminars: Applications Being Accepted
The awardees will participate in a short-term academic seminar that includes round-trip travel, accommodations, meals, and site visits. The 2024 series includes seminars presented by Overseas Research Centers in Cambodia, India, Mexico, Mongolia, Palestine, and Senegal. For more details and application links, please visit the Faculty Development Seminars page on the CAORC website.
Call for Proposals Submission Deadline Extended and Acceptance on a Rolling Basis
DEADLINE EXTENDED: Proposals accepted on a rolling basis through June 15th.
Baltimore, MD. May 1, 2023 – According to conference organizers, this year’s Community College Humanities Association’s (CCHA) National Conference theme of “humanistic inquiries …[into] questions of value, power, community, identity, race, justice, healing, conflict, and transformation” is already providing a solid foundation to programming with many intriguing proposals that will surely inspire colleagues.
Now, in collaboration with organizers at the Austin Community College District which opened up more space, CCHA has a new opportunity to expand this year’s conference forum and celebrate a broad range of unique proposals that extend to every reach of the humanities in community colleges. So, please consider submitting a proposal and joining us for the conference.
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Season Two of the NHA’s Podcast “What Are You Going to Do with That?” Now Available
The NHA is excited to announce a new season of What Are You Going to Do with That?, a podcast where we explore everyday folks’ decisions to study the humanities as undergraduates and their pathways to fulfilling careers!
This podcast is designed for students, as well as those who advise them, including parents, academic advisors, career counseling staff, and high school teachers and guidance counselors. Please spread the word!
The new season features 8 stories about diverse professionals with humanities backgrounds who not only do well for themselves but do good for the world. It is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and wherever else you may get your podcasts.
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Call for Proposals: NHA National Humanities Conference in Indianapolis, IN (10/25-29)
The 2023 National Humanities Conference Call for Proposals is open until April 3rd!
Co-hosted by the National Humanities Alliance and the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the National Humanities Conference brings together representatives from colleges, universities, state humanities councils, cultural institutions, and other community-based organizations to explore approaches to deepening the public’s engagement with the humanities. The conference will be held October 25-29 in Indianapolis. With the help of our partners at Indiana Humanities, we look forward to a conference that offers ample opportunities to engage with local and regional culture and history.
In keeping with the state motto of Indiana, “The Crossroads of America,” the 2023 conference theme is “Crossroads.”
Crossroads are places of choice and possibility—creative, reflective, and forward-looking—and we invite proposals that consider how the public humanities have arrived at their current place, what that place looks like to us today, and where we wish to go from here. We especially encourage proposals that engage humanities practitioners, professionals, and scholars/academics to discuss shared or aligned destinations as well as proposals that explore and delineate how and why we diverge.
We encourage you to submit proposals and recruit others to do the same! Please contact Edward Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or for support in submitting a proposal.
Call for Applicants, NEH Summer Institute, Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath
Save the Date: CCHA National Conference in Austin, TX, October 2023
CCHA is happy to announce the dates for the CCHA National Conference to be held in Austin, Texas. This year, the Austin Community College District will host us from October 12-14. More information about the conference can be found here.
NHA Report: Approaches to Teaching in the Public Humanities
The National Humanities Alliance (NHA) has published its report “Approaches to Teaching in the Public Humanities: Replicable Models for Building Public Humanities Training Programs”.
You can read and/or download a copy of the report here.
New Teaching & Educational Resources from CAORC
The Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC) has launched an open access teaching and educational resources page! The page features teaching modules, webinars, lesson plans, and more from grantees across the different CAORC funding programs, including the Faculty Development Seminars, CAORC research fellowships, and Responsive Preservation Initiative. These resources were designed to support educators in teaching about other countries, world regions, and international social, cultural, and political issues. The page is hosted on Flip, which is an online platform for educators.