events

The University of Rhode Island Announces Suffrage Centennial Lecture Series

In 2020 we celebrate two monumental events in American history: the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, granting American women the right to vote, and the 150th anniversary of the 15th Amendment that at least nominally enfranchised African American men. To mark the occasion, URI is planning a yearlong virtual series focused on suffrage history and modern-day voting issues.

Scheduled speakers include: Kenneth Florey, one of the United States’ foremost collectors of women’s suffrage memorabilia; scholar and award-winning author Martha Jones, professor at Johns Hopkins University; Hilary Levey Friedman, a fellow at the Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy and president of the Rhode Island chapter of the National Organization for Women; URI professor Kathleen McIntyre; and Rhode Island’s Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea. The series is sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Honors Program, Women’s Leadership Council, and the Suffrage Centennial Committee.

For a complete list of events please see the Suffrage Centennial Lecture Series’ website.

Colby College Launches Race and Identity Matters (RIM) Initiative

With generous support from the New England Humanities Consortium (NEHC), and from the Provost’s Office at Colby College, the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities is proud to launch Race and Identity Matters (RIM), which seeks to build a mutually supportive, intellectually stimulating network between scholars working on race and identity across all eleven NEHC campuses. The first step to launching this network is a:

 

One-Day Symposium
University of Connecticut
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 29th, 2020

 

At this first RIM meeting, the focus is on highlighting the range of work on race and identity at NEHC schools, and allowing individual scholars to recognize potential areas for collaboration. To that end, 10 of the accepted scholars will be invited to prepare a 5-10-minute presentation on their current or proposed research project. Each presentation will be followed by 15 minutes of discussion where the audience discusses the research idea/plan (it will not be possible for more than 10 people to make presentations, but we hope that others will be happy to join in the conversation and forge links with like-minded researchers). Click here to apply for this symposium. Application deadline is December 6, 2019. 

Subsequent steps following the symposium include the RIM Summer Institute and a RIM Scholarship in NEHC classrooms project. Click here for more detailed information about the RIM symposium, summer institute, and the scholarship.

 

 

URI Conference on “Building a Collaborative Humanities Network” in New England

Interested in the public humanities? Building a project that captures and preserves stories from across New England? Looking for ideas to develop and expand an ongoing humanities project? Join us at the University of Rhode Island on Saturday, November 16th to hear about successful public humanities projects, share your own project ideas, and establish concrete plans for regional collaboration. Faculty, students, independent scholars, and others are all welcome. Limited travel funds are available.

Click here to register for the conference. For further questions please contact Professor Robert Widell, Jr. (rwidell@uri.edu).

 

Preliminary Conf. Schedule

 

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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Laurie Essig at Northeastern University

Celebrate V-Day the feminist way! Laurie Essig, author of Love, Inc., will give a talk at Northeastern University on February 14 on her new book, which encourages readers to think about romance as ideology.

Essig is Professor and Director of Women’s, Gender, and Feminist Studies at Middlebury College. The NEHC is providing support for this event!

Time’s Up: What Now?

Time's Up: What Now?

In the coming months,  Amherst College, the University of Connecticut, and Wellesley College will be hosting speakers as part of the event series Time's Up: What Now?

The first speaker will be Kate Manne, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University and author of Down Girl: The Logic of Misogyny. Professor Manne will be visiting the three campuses for a variety of events from October 29-November 2.

More information about events and future speakers will be added at a later date.

Two upcoming events

The NEHC would like to highlight two exciting events.

Liberal Arts and the Humanities: Innovation, Engagement, and Cross-disciplinary Opportunities. Case Studies from Humanities Centers at Liberal Arts Colleges and Small Universities

September 28-30, 2018, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Registration for this event is free before September 7th. After that date, it is $75 dollars per individual. Registration is available here.

The twelfth annual Black New England Conference

October 19-20, 2018, University of New Hampshire