August Digital Humanities Retreat Sponsored by NEHC

The New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC) is proud to sponsor the upcoming Digital Humanities Island Retreat to be held August 23–25 at the Shoals Marine Laboratory on Appledore Island, off the coast of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. This all-expenses-paid retreat will focus on the cutting edge research and teaching happening in the digital humanities among the 11 NEHC member institutes and workshopping on how to make these valuable digital tools and resources widely available. For more information and to register click on the image below or visit the retreat’s website. Sign up now; space is limited!

 

NEHC Retreat

 

NEH Regional Grant-Writing Workshop at Dartmouth

Humanities scholars, particularly those interested in applying for a National Endowment for the Humanities grant are welcome to sign up for a rare regional NEH grant-writing workshop that will be held on September 9, 2019 at Dartmouth. This workshop will be led by NEH Senior Program Officer, Stefanie Walker. For those unable to attend the workshop in person, remote access and consultation will be available. Fore more information and to register, visit the workshop’s webpage.

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URI Honors Colloquium: Religion in America

“In God We Trust,” “God Bless America,” and “One Nation Under God”: These ubiquitous slogans testify to the continuing impact of religion on the American public sphere. According to a 2014 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, 89% of Americans professed belief in “God or a universal spirit”- the highest percentage in the developed world. This high degree of national theological consensus goes hand in hand, however, with an astonishing degree of religious diversity- the highest in the world.

This colloquium explores both the diversity and ubiquity of faith in America, and the complex ways in which religion intersects with American culture.
 
Tuesday Evenings, 7p.m.

September 17, 2019 – December 10,2019

Edwards Auditorium, URI Kingston Campus

Free and open to the public

 

Visit the colloquium’s website more details and up-to-date information.

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Day of NEHC-DH: Digital Scholarship in New England

May 14, 2019

Humanities Institute Conference Room,

University of Connecticut

https://humanities.uconn.edu/

Storrs, CT

 

Schedule

 

9-9:30 Breakfast and Welcome by Anke Finger (DHMS-UConn)

9:30-11 Session 1: DH at NEHC Institutions (intros, structures, projects, concentrations, stakeholders)

11-12:30 Session 2: Resources (strengths at each institution, needs, networks)

 

12:30-2:00 Lunch

 

2-3pm Projects and Goals: what can NEHC-DH do for us? What can we do for NEHC-DH?

3-4pm Breakout session (groups work on defined projects or goals)

4-5pm Discussion and next-steps for NEHC-DH

 

6pm Dinner at local restaurant

 

Participants: Colby College, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University, University of New Hampshire, University of Vermont, Wheaton College

Apply Now for Faculty of Color Working Group Inaugural Symposium

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New England Humanities Consortium is thrilled to announce the Mellon-funded, Faculty of Color Working Group Symposium on May 10, 2019, at Wheaton College, in Norton, Massachusetts.

Funded by the Mellon Foundation and New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC), The recently formed Faculty of Color Working Group (FCWG) invites applications for a one-day, inaugural symposium at Wheaton College, MA, on May 10, 2019.

The climate of race, gender, sexuality, and class-based inhumanity in the United States and abroad disproportionately affects communities of color in their work lives, social relations, and health. In academe, despite the professional status achieved by people of color, these politics often play a significant role in their professional development opportunities (or lack thereof), job security, compensation, working environment, and health.

To respond to these issues and challenges, the Faculty of Color Working Group, part of the Mellon-funded New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC), currently invites applicants for the FCWG’s first symposium. We believe it will promote supportive professional networks and create cross-disciplinary mentorship opportunities.

This one-day symposium will feature multiple opportunities to participate in an array of interactive and networking sessions, including:

  1. Navigating Tenure and Promotion Processes
  2. Publishing Strategies including Public, Engaged, or Applied Scholarship
  3. Negotiating Institutional Politics
  4. Negotiating Demands Across the Academic Life Course
  5. Administrative Career Paths
  6. Networking and Mentoring Strategies
  7. Excellence in Teaching Practice

Confirmed Speakers include:

Courtney Berger Duke U Press
Crystal Williams Boston University
Pawan Dhingra Amherst College
Floyd Cheung Smith College
Renee White Wheaton College
Patricia Matthew Montclair State University

Please note that space will be limited to ensure a high level of interaction among all participants.

 

Symposium fellows will receive a $350 stipend to defray individual costs of travel. Lodging and most meals are provided. The symposium is open to faculty of all ranks.

 

Interested individuals should submit a brief letter of application outlining what the applicant hopes to gain by attending the workshop as well as a 2 to 3-page, abbreviated Curriculum Vitae.  Please submit your materials at: UCHI@uconn.edu by April 2, 2019. To ensure proper receipt of your application you must put “FCWG SYMPOSIUM” in the subject line of your email. All fellows will be asked to complete a questionnaire relevant to planning the symposium and for identifying specific FCWG priorities moving forward. Please distribute this call widely to appropriate potential applicants and feel free to direct inquiries to Cathy Schlund-Vials (cathy.schlund-vials@uconn.edu) and Melina Pappademos (melina.pappademos@uconn.edu)

Day of NEHC-DH at UConn

DHMS at the UConn Humanities Institute will be hosting the first “Day of NEHC-DH” on May 14 at UConn.

One aim of the meeting in May is to identify from each of the 11 member institutions at least one representative to serve as a core member of our initial NEHC-DH working group. Our long-term goal is to build on the NEHC’s existing strengths by developing a solid network of DH practitioners in New England and a shared digital repository featuring collaborative, interdisciplinary research and instruction

More details and a schedule are forthcoming.

Touba Ghadessi at Wheaton

Touba Ghadessi, Associate Professor of Art History and Associate Provost at Wheaton College, will talk about her recently published book, Portraits of Human Monsters in the Renaissance: Dwarves, Hirsutes, and Castrati as Idealized Anatomical Anomalies. It focuses on the ways in which human difference has been historically represented, categorized, and interpreted in various Italian and French courts of the Renaissance. 

The talk will be available for viewing via Livestream.
The event is also open to the public, in person, at in the Holman Room of Mary Lyon Hall at Wheaton College (calendar details).