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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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CCHA Panel to Present at Biographers International Organization Conference

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.

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Good News for the Humanities: NEH Statement on FY 2018 Budget

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:

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Please, Join us Once Again as We Can Work to #SavetheNEH Together

From the Executive Director:

As I am sure most of you are already aware, the 2019 Federal Budget Request has been released by the Executive Branch of the government, and it, once again, calls for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Humanities, among other major cuts to public programs.
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It also calls for the elimination of the National Endowments for the Arts, the Department of Education’s International Education Programs, the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, and the Institute for Museums and Library Services.
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This is a time when we ask our members to join us in any level of involvement they can. At most, I would encourage any of you who can to please participate in the National Humanities Alliance’s (NHA) 2-day meeting, March 11th and 12th in Washington, DC. The 12th will be dedicated to advocacy on the Hill for humanities education and opportunities. At the very least, I would ask you to go to the following link provided by NHA to let your elected members of Congress know that you value programs like the NEH and that you want them to be preserved. You can also have your voice be heard to save other humanities programs at this link.
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Please let Congress hear the strength of our combined voices. After all, the Executive Branch can only make a budget request; it is these very elected officials who will make the actual budget. Please join us and #SavetheNEH once again.
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Sincerely,
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Andrew Rusnak
CCHA Executive Director
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ACLS Announces New Fellowships for Community College Faculty

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.

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Mellon Initiative Update: CCs and the Humanities in the 21st Century

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.

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NEH Summer Institute: The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers

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 nehgitaseminar@bard.edu. Additionally, further information can be found on the program website, HERE.

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2018 National Humanities Conference CFP Now Available

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2018 National Humanities Conference Call for Proposals is Now Available

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for the 2018 National Humanities Conference is now available! The conference, to be held November 8-11, 2018 in New Orleans, in conjunction with the city’s tricentennial celebration.

Click here for the Call for Proposals. We welcome proposals for sessions, individual lightning talks, and working groups.

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NEH Summer Institute: The Book: Material Histories & Digital Futures

NEH Summer Institute: The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures

Download a copy of this announcement as a PDF HERE.

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Announcing an NEH Summer Institute in 2018 for College and University Faculty, The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures. The four-week Institute will take place June 18 to July 13, 2018 at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). Applications for the Institute are accepted from now until March 1. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $3300, which are intended to defray travel and living costs. For more information about the Institute, housing, logistics, and instructions for application, see our website: slcc.edu/neh. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on March 28.

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