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A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute
In residence at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C
June 12-June 30, 2017
“On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories and the Land” is a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association. It is an opportunity for twenty-two select faculty participants from two-year community and four-year colleges, tribal colleges, and universities, in a humanities discipline, to enhance their teaching and research through a three-week residency at the Library of Congress, and by engaging with prominent scholars in the field of Native American Ethnohistory through a rich schedule of interdisciplinary seminars led by the following ten distinguished Visiting Faculty Scholars:
Matthew Babcock, History, University of North Texas at Dallas
Tracy L. Brown, Anthropology, Central Michigan University
Colin Gordon Calloway, Native American Studies, Dartmouth University
Pekka Hämäläinen, Oxford Centre for Research in US History
Michael E. Harkin, Anthropology, University of Wyoming
Sergie Kan, Anthropology and Native American Studies, Dartmouth University
Amy Lonetree, Humanities/ History, University of California Santa Cruz
Michael McDonnell, History, University of Sydney
Gregory Smithers, History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Michael Witgen (Red Cliff Ojibwe), American Culture & History, University of Michigan
The stipend for a three-week NEH Institute is $2,700. In the case of the “Native Grounds” Institute we have prearranged lodging for 20 nights at the Capitol Hill Hotel (CHH), adjacent to the Library of Congress; for those opting to accept our collegial arrangements at CHH, participants will receive lodging in very spacious double suites, with full kitchen facilities, daily breakfast, and complimentary wine-hour on weekdays, plus a remaining cash stipend of $650 to help defray costs of travel and meals. For additional information visit our website at NativeGrounds2017.com or you may also contact Project Co-Directors Dr. Laraine Fletcher, [email protected], or Dr. George Scheper, [email protected]; or Project Manager Andrew Rusnak, [email protected] .
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017
For the first time, the International Metropolis Conference in collaboration with the City of The Hague and the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies (IMES) at the University of Amsterdam will offer a special program for PhD students. The program will start on Sunday evening, September 17, 2017 and will adjourn just before the opening of the Conference on Monday afternoon, September 18. The aim is to bring PhD students together to support the development of their international networks and to offer them a platform to discuss, directly with policy officials and civil society organizations, the value of their research for policy. There will be space for 25 students who will be selected on a first come, first served basis, subject to them meeting criteria detailed on the website (see link below).
Those who are accepted will be offered dinner on Sunday evening, lunch on Monday, a waiver for the registration fee for the International Metropolis Conference (September 18-22, 2017), and accommodation free of charge from Sunday September 17 until Friday September 22.
Students who wish to sign up should send an email with information about i) their affiliation, ii) the title and topic of their PhD project, iii) details about their policy related activities, iv) a CV, and v) two letters of recommendation from their supervisors to [email protected].
Please follow the link below to apply for this exciting opportunity: https://metropolisthehague.org/programme/phd.php
CLIR Invites Applications for 2018
Digitizing Hidden Special Collections Awards
Washington, DC, January 17, 2018 – The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for 2018 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives awards. The national competition, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, supports digitizing collections of rare and unique content in collecting institutions.
Grants of between $50,000 and $250,000 for a single-institution project, or between $50,000 and $500,000 for a collaborative project, may be sought for projects beginning between January 1 and June 1, 2019.
The Digitizing Hidden Collections program coheres around six core values:
Scholarship: The program is designed to maximize its impact on the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.
Comprehensiveness: The program supports digitization projects that will provide thorough coverage of an important topic or topics of high interest to scholars, in ways that help those scholars understand digitized sources’ provenance and context.
Connectedness: The program supports projects that make digitized sources easily discoverable and accessible alongside related materials, including materials held by other collecting institutions as well as those held within the home institution.
Collaboration: The program promotes strategic partnerships rather than duplication of capacity and effort.
Sustainability: The program promotes best practices for ensuring the long-term availability and discoverability of digital files created through digitization.
Openness: The program ensures that digitized content will be made available to the public as easily and completely as possible, given ethical and legal constraints.
The application process has two phases. The initial proposal round is open, and proposals are due by 11:59 pm Eastern time on April 3, 2018. The final proposal round is by invitation. Only those applicants whose initial proposals have been approved by the program’s review panel will be able to submit a final proposal. Information for applicants, including a link to the online application form, is available at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.
CLIR will hold a webinar for prospective applicants on Tuesday, January 30, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. Two Q&A webinars will be held on Thursday, February 15, and Wednesday, February 28, from 2:00-3:00 pm Eastern time. More information is available at https://www.clir.org/hiddencollections/applicant-resources/.
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