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National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Educators at Bard Graduate Center, New York City (July 3–28, 2017)
Call for Applicants: Bard Graduate Center will host this four-week Institute on American material culture. Our case study is New York City and its immediate environs, focusing on the nineteenth century, when the city emerged as a national center for fashioning cultural commodities and promoting consumer tastes. Institute participants will study significant texts in material-culture scholarship and explore avenues for innovative pedagogy. Visits to rich collections in and around New York City will feature hands-on artifact study with experts in the field. The program also offers opportunities for participants to advance their own projects and workshop their current research with colleagues and senior scholars.
We encourage scholars from any field who are interested in material culture, regardless of disciplinary, regional, or chronological specialization, to apply. Application materials and other information about Institute content, eligibility, stipends, housing, etc. is available at: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/neh-institute.
The application deadline is March 1, 2017.
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
We would like to invite you to participate in a survey aiming to understand the impacts of caregiving on academic career trajectories. We are seeking survey responses from anthropologists in all career phases (e.g. student, post-bachelor, Masters, PhD) and domains (e.g., academic, applied, on leave, retired, working). If you previously began a survey but were unable to complete it at that time, we would especially invite you to do that now: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3038130/Academic-Care-Work.
The Carework in the Academy Initiative met at the 2015 & 2016 AAAs with concerns and questions about how career trajectories are impacted by policies and practices that affect us as caregivers of children, parents, partners, and other special people in our lives. You will have the opportunity to opt-in to share your responses on our website, where we currently share best practices and resources related to caregiving in academia across institutions as they relate to advancement barriers and strategies for negotiating with institutions.
The survey can take as little as 10-15 minutes, or longer depending on the length of descriptive responses you choose to share about your caregiving and work-life experiences. If you can’t finish the survey in one sitting, you can return to it later to complete it.
The Academic Carework & Carework in the Academy Initiative
Jill Fleuriet, Rebecca Galemba, Nikky Greer & Sallie Han
Follow this link to the survey site: http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/3038130/Academic-Care-Work
Check out our website here: https://academiccarework.wordpress.com