Fellow friends of CCHA and supporters of the humanities,
I am writing to you to inform you about some updates in addition to offering you an opportunity that will be mutually beneficial! For starters, we now have a fully functional LinkedIn page, Facebook page, Twitter account, and a blog. Please see the links to these below and note that we would love you to “like us” and “follow us” if you are willing and able to do so.
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Today is Humanities Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill! Humanities advocates from around the country will be meeting with their Members of Congress to make the case for humanities funding.
For those of you who could not join us in Washington, there are still ways to show your support for humanities funding by email and Twitter.
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Tuesday, March 15th is not just the Ides of March, it is also Humanities Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman William “Bro” Adams will deliver the speech “Beyond the 50th: New Directions at NEH,” and according to an advanced copy of the speech, we at CCHA are elated to hear that he outlines the plan to “invest more heavily in this [Community College Humanities] sector, beginning with grants that will be announced in late March of this year.” This is just the beginning of the push for the humanities, and we want you to help us get the word out tomorrow!
Continue reading NEH Chair Plans More CC Investment, Grants
The Survey Courses Project: Workshops in American History and Culture is back by popular demand! This program is designed to help college and university professors improve their survey courses by providing them with fresh insights and rich new content information. Sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association (CCHA)in cooperation with the White House Historical Association and the United States Capitol Historical Society, this project has been created for teachers in higher education who often find it difficult to find time to do research or take additional graduate-level coursework to improve their survey classes. This workshop provides faculty members with an intensive learning experience that will enable them to infuse new perspectives in their survey courses.
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We just wanted to let everyone know about a great event happening this week in New York City. It is New York City Digital Humanities (NYCDH) Week!
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The Community College Humanities Association would like to congratulate Dr. Emily S. Tai and Dr. Scott Samuelson on being awarded the highest recognition from the Community College Humanities Association, The National Distinguished Humanities Educator Award, which they were awarded at the national conference in Phoenix, Arizona.
Continue reading National Distinguished Humanities Educator Award Recipients Announced
We live in a dynamic world, ever assaulted by our environment, with few places to turn where we can relax, unwind, be at one. While we have the added double-edged sword of the digital world to add to our list of anxieties (and the irony of this being a digital post is not lost on me), people have always looked for a way to disengage from the world while feeling a strong connection to their internal, humanistic side. The amazing thing about the humanities is that this field allows us to do this in a solitary environment, such as at home with a book, but we can also do this in a crowded library, theatre, or classroom. Why is this of interest? Simply because it means that what we crave to permit us to relax and reinvigorate ourselves is not necessarily time alone; we crave time spent with the humanities. They are a part of our everyday lives and we find them in our everyday, public spaces.
Continue reading Adams and Foner: The Humanities as the Past, Present, and Future of Public Life
There is something special about those first few days after a great conference, and it’s not the jet lag. It is time to reevaluate. If you are anything like me, you know that mix of feelings and emotions that surge through your body as you prepare to re-embark on the rest of your semester armed with new strategies to get your students interested, engaged, and involved. It can feel like the first day of term all over again, but without the nerves or the sad feeling of loss for our vacation time. If anything, the post-conference surge we feel is that we are now closer to the finish line, and we are going to make these last few weeks count; they will be even more powerful and engaging.
Continue reading Reenergized! Reevaluate? Barnette, Nafisi, and the Post-Phoenix Push
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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