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Grambling State University Inaugural Digital Humanities Workshop
Grant details: AB-269212-20
Title: Grambling State University Inaugural Digital Humanities Workshop
Abstract: This five-day workshop, held from August 3rd-7th, 2020, will serve as an intensive introduction to Digital Humanities and an opportunity to develop learning activities for new and existing classes. Faculty from Grambling and all regional universities are encouraged to apply to participate.
Date Range: August 3rd-7th, 2020
Location: Grambling State University (Virtual)


Faculty Development, as well as Pedagogical Strategies, Workshops for the fall 2015, summer 2016, and fall 2016 cohorts
Grant details: AC-226779-15
Title: Faculty Development, as well as Pedagogical Strategies, Workshops for the fall 2015, summer 2016, and fall 2016 cohorts
Abstract: The project spearheaded faculty development spaces within which presentations from, and discussions with, NYU faculty prompted BMCC faculty to disseminate knowledge, explore ideas on best (classroom) practices, and develop their own thoughts and approaches regarding global issues, thus refining the latters' courses to create a more integrated learning experience for students. Subsequent monthly Pedagogical Strategies workshops, each focused on one competency, and to which all faculty and administrators of the BMCC academic community were invited, brought together workshop participants to provide “status reports” regarding the curricula changes they implemented concerning the particular global competencies they chose to nurture
Date Range: Fall 2015 - Spring 2017
Location: Borough of Manhattan Commuinity College, CUNY


Public Presentation
Grant details: AC-253204-17
Title: Public Presentation
Author: Dr. Maria Cotera
Abstract: Searching for Margaret: The Ambivalent Politics of Collaboration in Jovita González and Eve Raleigh’s Caballero
Date Range: February 27, 2018
Location: Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Mini-Conference, "Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists"
Grant details: AC-253204-17
Title: Mini-Conference, "Towards an Aesthetics of South Texas Women Artists"
Author: organized by Susan Roberson
Abstract: The one-day conference brought in speakers not only from the grant participants and colleagues at TAMUK, but artists and poets from San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley. There was a rich diversity of academic papers, readings, performances, and art displays conference with
Date Range: October 11, 2018
Location: Texas A&M University-Kingsville


Frantz Fanon's Contributions to Post-Colonial Theory
Grant details: AC-258966-18
Title: Frantz Fanon's Contributions to Post-Colonial Theory
Author: Belkis Gonzalez
Abstract: Dr. Gonazalez offered an overview of the theories of Frantz Fanon and their impact on the literature and political theory of the Americas as well as his influence on subsequent theories and authors such as Roberto Fernandez Retamar and Edward Said.
Date Range: 4/12/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, Conference Room C-459


The Debate at Valladolid: Bartolome de las Casas vs Juan Gines de Sepulveda
Grant details: AC-258966-18
Title: The Debate at Valladolid: Bartolome de las Casas vs Juan Gines de Sepulveda
Author: Milton Roberto Ruiz
Abstract: Prof. Ruiz offered a comprehensive presentation on the historical and philosophical issues surrounding the Valladolid debate of 1550 regarding the nature of indigenous peoples of the Americas. The presentation discussed the important influences of Aristotle and how his ideas were being challenged partly as a result of the discovery of the New World. Prof Ruiz also discussed the significant contribution this debate made to human rights theories on a global scale.
Date Range: 5/10/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, conference room C-459


Anti-Slavery Movement and Related Documents in the United States and Latin America
Grant details: AC-258966-18
Title: Anti-Slavery Movement and Related Documents in the United States and Latin America
Author: Paul Fess
Abstract: Dr. Fess offered a comprehensive presentation regarding the anti-slavery movement in the United States and subsequent developments in Cuban literature. He compared the the similarities and differences of the literature and discourse of these movements.
Date Range: 5/10/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, conference room C-459


Caliban: Culture and Nation-Building in the Caribbean
Grant details: AC-258966-18
Title: Caliban: Culture and Nation-Building in the Caribbean
Author: Maria Victoria Perez-Rios
Abstract: Professor Perez-Rios offered a compelling presentation about the re-contextualization of the character of Caliban within the framework of post-colonial theory in the second half of the twentieth century.
Date Range: 9/27/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, conference room C-459


Borges, "The South," and Sarmiento Revisited
Grant details: AC-258966-18
Title: Borges, "The South," and Sarmiento Revisited
Author: Ernesto Menendez-Conde
Abstract: Dr. Menendez-Conde discussed the story by Jorge Luis Borges within the context of the debates surrounding civilization and barbarism between Jose Marti and Domingo Sarmiento in the latter half of 19th century Latin America.
Date Range: 9/27/19


The Menchu-Stoll Controversy, An Overview
Grant details: AC-258966-18
Title: The Menchu-Stoll Controversy, An Overview
Author: Rebecca Tally
Abstract: Dr. Tally discussed the many factors and points of view of the Menchu-Stoll controversy of the 1990s, connecting it to the seminar's previous human rights discussions involving the indigenous populations of the Americas.
Date Range: 11/22/19
Location: LaGuardia Community College, conference room C-459


Latin American Studies Final Reflections and Pig Roast
Grant details: AC-258966-18
Title: Latin American Studies Final Reflections and Pig Roast
Author: William Fulton
Author: Hugo Fernandez
Author: Rebecca Tally
Author: Ana Maria Hernandez
Abstract: This Final Project Meeting gathered participants in our two project seminar to reflect on the history and accomplishments of our project, with presentations by Dr. William Fulton and guest instructors who have been teaching courses created/revise/revived under the grant.
Date Range: October 2020
Location: Zoom


Diversity In and Outside of the Classroom: A Holistic Approach to Pedagogy at an HSI and MSI
Grant details: AC-264104-19
Title: Diversity In and Outside of the Classroom: A Holistic Approach to Pedagogy at an HSI and MSI
Author: Dr. Tara Sirvent
Author: Dr. Kristen McCabe Lashua
Author: Dean Amanda Lebrecht
Abstract: This presentation will allow attendees to consider successful practices to address diverse students’ learning needs. Students, particularly if they are underrepresented minorities and/or first-generation, often need faculty and staff to work together to create a holistic approach to diversifying curriculum and pedagogy in an increasingly diverse higher education landscape. Our presentation includes a training exercise to help participants assess their own understanding of diversity as relates to successful learning outcomes. We will then discuss the creation of summer STEM and humanities bridge programs that exemplify faculty and academic support staff working together to create a comprehensive program for academic support and success.
Date Range: October 3, 2019-October 6, 2019
Location: George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon
Primary URL: https://www.cccu.org/cccu_event/2019-diversity-inclusion-conference/
Primary URL Description: Conference Program


International Kurdish Conference Booklet
Grant details: AC-264292-19
Title: International Kurdish Conference Booklet
Author: Mucahit Bilici
Abstract: Northeastern Illinois University’s Multilingual Learning Center in collaboration with Zahra Institute has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant to develop a Kurdish Language and Culture Studies Program. It is a one-year project to develop three new courses and related curricular resources in Kurdish language and culture and an International Kurdish Studies Conference. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago Zahra Institute July 24-25, 2019 New Perspectives in Kurdish Studies
Date Range: July 24-25, 2019
Location: Northeastern Illinois University
Primary URL: https://www.neiu.edu/academics/multilingual-learning-center/summer-institute-kurdish-language-and-culture/international-kurdish-studies-research-conference


Oral History Institute
Grant details: AC-264295-19
Title: Oral History Institute
Author: Kirsten Gardner
Author: Valerie Martinez
Abstract: Week-long institute to examine the best practices in Oral History with Expert Speakers and Invited guests.
Date Range: May 20-24, 2019
Location: San Antonio, TX
Primary URL: http://https://militarycityusa.wordpress.com
Primary URL Description: Oral History Institute material: Readings, Tips, Photos.


THE MIDDLE EAST ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Grant details: AC-50089-11
Title: THE MIDDLE EAST ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Author: Nayereh Tohidi
Abstract: On November 9 and 15, 2011, over 100 scholars, students, ethnic community leaders, activists, representatives of the media and interfaith groups from SoCal gathered along with CSUN faculty from the new minor initiative in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program (MEIS) at the MEIS Symposium. The symposium was to discuss with 12 distinguished experts invited to CSUN. This symposium was funded by an NEH grant and directed by Dr. Nayereh Tohidi. It aimed to help CSUN faculty with curriculum development and provided the participants with an opportunity for exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices concerning pedagogical challenges in MEIS. Selected parts of the proceedings of this symposium will be featured on this website later.
Date Range: November 9 & 15, 2011
Location: California State University in Northridge, California
Primary URL: http://www.csun.edu/meis
Primary URL Description: On November 9 and 15, 2011, over 100 scholars, students, ethnic community leaders, activists, representatives of the media and interfaith groups from SoCal gathered along with CSUN faculty from the new minor initiative in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Program (MEIS) at the MEIS Symposium. The symposium was to discuss with 12 distinguished experts invited to CSUN. This symposium was funded by an NEH grant and directed by Dr. Nayereh Tohidi. It aimed to help CSUN faculty with curriculum development and provided the participants with an opportunity for exchange of ideas, experiences, and best practices concerning pedagogical challenges in MEIS. Selected parts of the proceedings of this symposium will be featured on this website later. Speakers were:


The Creation and Development of Interdisciplinary Courses and Sequences
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: The Creation and Development of Interdisciplinary Courses and Sequences
Author: Dr. Carolyn Haynes
Abstract: A faculty development seminar focused on the development and creation of interdisciplinary courses and sequences. Dr. Carolyn Haynes presented methods and practices on the creation of interdisciplinary courses and programs, worked with the participating professors on the creation, design, and development of their interdisciplinary courses, and worked with the Convergence of Science, Technology, and the Humanities Project Steering Committee on the development and design of the Interdisciplinary Humanities Sequence.
Date Range: 22-23 Febrary 2012
Location: Universtiy of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Appropriate and Alternative Technologies in Interdisciplinary Contexts
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Appropriate and Alternative Technologies in Interdisciplinary Contexts
Author: Carl Mitcham
Author: Indira Nair
Abstract: This faculty development seminar focused on the philosophical aspects of the design, use and choice of technologies. Emphasis was given to the analysis of the idea of progress, the concept of humanitarian engineering and how different conceptions of human progress relate to differences in design and innovation in technology. The seminar ended with a round table discussion on the benefits and detractions of different types of technologies. Both Drs. Nair and Mitcham served as consultants for the course team.
Date Range: 3/16/2103
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Care, Engineering, Technology, and Global Justice
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Care, Engineering, Technology, and Global Justice
Author: Indira Nair
Abstract: This talk explored some of the awareness, thinking and competencies that the global citizen of today needs in general. It touched on the aspects that all of us need to reflect on as we design or make decisions everyday about technology- care and justice in its design and use. Starting with a definition of care, the talk articulated some properties - complexity, systems, interdependence - of the technological systems that we have come to depend upon and how we could design, use and spread these with care and justice for a sustainable world. A call for reflection on the role of technology and science in today's living, in our thinking, and how to do it with care in our individual dealings and how care at this level is a pre-requisite to global justice in the deployment of technology. The primary purpose of this reflection was to consider whether we are asking the right questions, solving the right problems, and bringing the right perspectives, starting from our various disciplinary points of view.
Date Range: 3/14/2013
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Appropriate and Alternative, Technology and Life
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Appropriate and Alternative, Technology and Life
Author: Carl Mitcham
Abstract: Dr. Mitcham discussed "What is "appropriate" about appropriate technology?" The question requires more than a technological or engineering response. The abbreviation of "appropriate technology" (AT) can also be read as "alternative technology." The second reading suggests a more radical approach to the same think about what we are doing as we replace the natural with the built environment and turn the world into an artifact. It is thus useful to consider the dialogue between these two terms - using two approaches to one particular kind of technology, energy technology. Whether and to what extent we can develop an appropriate or an alternative energy technology will be crucial to the kind of world-artifact we will construct. This contrast will further distinguish two approaches to an ethical assessment of energy: Type I energy ethics is grounded in a belief that increases in energy production and use are both humanizing and civilizing; Type II energy ethics questions this belief and argues that beyond a certain point, energy production and use become counterproductive. Our technological way of life is currently determined by Type I energy ethics, although Type II energy ethics deserves a hearing. A provocative illustration of the Type II approach to energy will reference energy ethics and policy in China. In the end, a case for the pursuit not just of an appropriate technology but an alternative technology and way of life was made.
Date Range: 3/14/2013
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Presentation of results and evaluations of the course on Mind, Consciousness, and Machines (originally-Embodied cognitive science: the impact of robotics.)
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Presentation of results and evaluations of the course on Mind, Consciousness, and Machines (originally-Embodied cognitive science: the impact of robotics.)
Author: Ana Nieves Rosa
Author: Anderson Brown
Author: J. Fernando Vega
Abstract: The results and evaluations of the first course were presented to the NEH Convergence group and any interested professors. Materials used in the first interdisciplinary course were presented and discussed so that the participants could utilize the materials in their courses, if applicable. The results indicated that the students prefer to meet with all of the professors in all of the class meetings. They found meeting with the professors separately, did not demonstrate nor support the goals of the project or course. For this reason, one-third way through the course, then professors met with all of the students for all of the class meetings. In addition to the originally planned seminar, the course team members added information on the results and evaluations of the first team-taught course offered under the NEH grant.
Date Range: 4/14/2013
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Considerations about human and artificial intelligence from Psychology
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Considerations about human and artificial intelligence from Psychology
Author: Ana Nieves Rosa
Abstract: A discussion on the psychological aspects of artificial intelligence and the most up-to-date notion of intelligence in Psychology, as well as the implications of these debates in the conceptualizations on human intelligence; the notion of human intelligence vs. the notion of artificial intelligence. Furthermore, this seminar included an examination of the implications of both at the level of operationalization of these concepts as well as a look towards the evolution and development of both in regard to the notion of what represents intelligent behavior.
Date Range: 2/2/2013
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Questioning Technology as an Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Experience. (Originally titled: Interdisciplinarity and Appropriate Technology)
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Questioning Technology as an Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning Experience. (Originally titled: Interdisciplinarity and Appropriate Technology)
Author: Christopher Papadopoplous
Author: Marcel Castro-Sirtiche
Author: Hector Huyke
Abstract: The seminar Alternative and Appropriate Technologies: Technology for Whom? Technology for What? provided an interactive discussion of the philosophical, engineering, and technological aspects of alternative and appropriate technologies, as well as the methods and assessment results from the class. In particular, the workshop explored key motivating exercises conducted in the class, What Appropriate Technology means and how to build a course around this topic; how interdisciplinary inquiry ranging from philosophy to technical literacy was incorporated to critically examine Appropriate Technology; the interdisciplinary skills developed by students, ranging from writing critiques in essay form to estimating physical quantities; and the transformational experiences expressed by both students and faculty. The workshop was particularly useful to the following audiences: Faculty interested in teaching interdisciplinary general education courses, Faculty seeking to enrich their disciplinary courses with interdisciplinary methods, Administrators supportive of interdisciplinary general education courses. All concerned with how technology impacts society, quality of life, and wellbeing.
Date Range: 3/22/2014
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Quantum Cosmology and Creation
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Quantum Cosmology and Creation
Author: Dr. George Coyne, S.J.
Abstract: Dr. George Coyne, S.J., Professor Emeritus of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY presented a seminar on cosmology and belief to the UPRM Community. This seminar focused on the philosophical and interdisciplinary aspects of cosmology. Emphasis was given to an analysis of what is the cosmos and the interdisciplinary connections between evolution, cosmology, and belief systems . Dr. Coyne is a world-wide recognized authorities on cosmology and is a former director of the Vatican Observatory and one of the leading scholars articulating a relationship between natural sciences and theology. He belongs to a group that sustains that natural sciences and religions are complementary and not in conflict. However, a possible dialogue between these two sources of knowledge raises some questions and it was these questions that were examined in the faculty and UPRM Seminars.
Date Range: 8/19/2014
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


The Implications of Scientific Evolution to the Semantics of the Christian Faith
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: The Implications of Scientific Evolution to the Semantics of the Christian Faith
Author: Dr. George Coyne, S.J.
Abstract: During this seminar Dr. George Coyne, S.J., addressed the issue of how what we know from science about the evolution of life in the universe influences our religious attitudes and to what extent can religious thought contributes to our scientific understanding of the origins and evolution of life in the universe. This twofold question poses the serious risk of transgressing upon the epistemological independence of the various disciplines: theology, philosophy, astrophysics, biology and cosmology, and creating, thereby, more confusion than understanding. Therefore, it is that possible to establish a fruitful dialogue between natural sciences, philosophy and faith? What are the conditions that render possible such interdisciplinary dialogue? From the religious side this dialogue must be limited to the rational foundations for religious belief. The seminar included the following topics: (I) the Science of the Universe, Cosmology and Life's Origins, (ii) biblical faith and Christianity, (iii) possible models of interactions between natural sciences and religious faith, (iv) the limits of our scientific and religious knowledge, (v) what would both, natural sciences and religious faith, gain from a dialogue?
Date Range: 8/22/2014
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Final Colloquium: Information, Content and results of the course: Cosmology, Evolution, and Belief.
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Final Colloquium: Information, Content and results of the course: Cosmology, Evolution, and Belief.
Author: Matthew Landers
Author: Matías Cafaro
Author: Raúl Portuondo
Abstract: The seminar provided an interactive discussion of the philosophical, evolutionary, and cosmological aspects on the origins of the universe, as well as the methods and assessment results from the class and how the team integrated those topics in this type of interdisciplinary course. They also presented the results of the course, which included the evaluations of the course by both participating students and professors. In particular, the workshop explored key motivating exercises conducted in the class, such as: What are the theories of the beginning of the Universe both from the scientific and belief points of view; How could the interdisciplinary inquiry ranging from philosophy to evolution to physics explain the origins of the universe; and what does belief affect our understandings of our beginnings.
Date Range: 1/15/2015
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Final Colloquium: Information, Content and results of the course: Cosmology, Evolution, and Belief.
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Final Colloquium: Information, Content and results of the course: Cosmology, Evolution, and Belief.
Author: Matthew Landers
Author: Matías Cafaro
Author: Raúl Portuondo
Abstract: The seminar provided an interactive discussion of the philosophical, evolutionary, and cosmological aspects on the origins of the universe, as well as the methods and assessment results from the class and how the team integrated those topics in this type of interdisciplinary course. They also presented the results of the course, which included the evaluations of the course by both participating students and professors. In particular, the workshop explored key motivating exercises conducted in the class, such as: What are the theories of the beginning of the Universe both from the scientific and belief points of view; How could the interdisciplinary inquiry ranging from philosophy to evolution to physics explain the origins of the universe; and what does belief affect our understandings of our beginnings.
Date Range: 1/15/2015
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Enseñanza Y Aprendizaje Interdisciplinario (Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning)
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Enseñanza Y Aprendizaje Interdisciplinario (Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning)
Author: Dana L. Collins
Abstract: A discussion of the format of the UPRM NEH project, the goals, objectives, and results of the project. It included a discussion of the courses created under the project, along with other types of interdisciplinary projects and products.
Date Range: 12/3/2014
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Cayey


Turing Machines: Can consciousness emerge from computers?
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Turing Machines: Can consciousness emerge from computers?
Author: J. Fernando Vega
Abstract: Dr. Vega examined the history of Turing machines and their abilities and uses from the perspective of Godel's incompleteness theorems. The enduring questions examined were: Is the brain a Turing machine? Can the paradoxes and apparent contradictions of human thought be explained in the light of Godel's theorem? When the limits of electronic computers are reached, can quantum computers offer the solution to many the current shortcomings of artificial intelligence? Will (or can) consciousness emerge from computing machines?
Date Range: 4/20/2013
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


The Problem of Consciousness. (original title: Mental representation: The Cartesian tradition and contemporary alternatives)
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: The Problem of Consciousness. (original title: Mental representation: The Cartesian tradition and contemporary alternatives)
Author: Anderson Brown
Abstract: A discussion of the the mind/body dualism as derived form Descartes and contemporary philosophers and the assigned readings. The discussion covered a brief history of mind/body dualism and its effect or influence on the development of "thinking" machines or how humans view the possibility of machines that "think". This seminar was offered on 22 March 2012 and was attended by the members of the NEH group and interested faculty members from the College of Arts and Sciences
Date Range: 3/22/2012
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


The Creation and Development of Interdisciplinary Courses
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: The Creation and Development of Interdisciplinary Courses
Author: Dr. Carolyn Haynes
Abstract: Research and discussion on the creation of interdisciplinary courses began the first cycle of seminars in order to prepare the participants for creating and offering their own interdisciplinary courses. Dr. Carolyn Haynes, consultant of the Integrative Studies Association, gave a two day seminar (The Creation and Development of Interdisciplinary Courses) on the elements of interdisciplinary studies in 25-26 February 2012. This seminar was attended by all participating faculty members, as well as interested faculty from across the disciplines. In this seminar, Dr. Haynes led the participants in an investigation of how an interdisciplinary context could be employed at UPRM. The principal topics discussed in this seminar were: • basic design of interdisciplinary courses • design of assignments or the courses • methods for evaluation of the courses • possible obstacles confronted by those interested in working in an interdisciplinary context During the course of the seminar, the participants worked in cross-disciplinary groups on various mini-projects to aid them in designing topics and materials for interdisciplinary research. These cross-disciplinary groups included faculty members from the Humanities, the Sciences, and Engineering fields.
Date Range: 2/25/2012
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


The biology of the fungal tree of life
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: The biology of the fungal tree of life
Author: Dr. Donald Pfister
Abstract: In the seminar for the UPRM community, Dr. Pfister discussed the use of evolution and ecology to provide students with important life skills in regard to being informed global citizens. In this workshop he explored how it is that historical topics around early evolution debates set the stage for present day concepts and presentations. Using a course that was developed for the General Education program at Harvard University, we examined the way in which an integrated presentation (with literature, biology, and history) can lead students to broaden their views about the world in which they live and relate to their studies outside particular fields.
Date Range: 1/16/2014
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Trees and forests: teaching evolution and biodiversity
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Trees and forests: teaching evolution and biodiversity
Author: Dr. Donald Pfister
Abstract: Dr. Donald Pfister presented faculty seminars on evolution to the UPRM community. The seminars focused on the philosophical and interdisciplinary aspects of evolution. Emphasis was given to an analysis of Darwin's Origin of the species, the concept of evolution, and and the interdisciplinary connections between evolution, cosmology, and belief.
Date Range: 1/18/2014
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


Integration Biology and Science into an interdisciplinary context
Grant details: AC-50156-12
Title: Integration Biology and Science into an interdisciplinary context
Author: Dr. Donald Pfister
Abstract: Selected group of professors discussed integration of biology and science into an interdisciplinary context with other disciplines. This was done in relation to existing formats in various universities, especially how it is implemented in Harvard University. Dr. Donald Pfister is a world-wide recognized authority on evolution and fungi and this seminar formed an integral part of the exploration of what constitutes the beginning of the universe in preparation for offering the interdisciplinary course Cosmology, Evolution, and Beliefs in August of 2014.
Date Range: 1/19/2014
Location: University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus


National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies (NAACS) 2012 Fall Regional Conference
Grant details: AC-50169-13
Title: National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies (NAACS) 2012 Fall Regional Conference
Author: Winona Wynn
Author: Jose Moreno
Abstract: Coordinated and hosted, to enhance our "Somos Indios" grant, the National Association for Chicano and Chicana Studies 2012 Fall Regional Conference. Heritage University faculty associated with our NEH grant were able to present their work related to our four NEH "Somos Indios" syllabus themes created for our Native American and Indigenous Studies Academic Program.
Date Range: 10/19/2012-10/20/2012
Location: Heritage University Smith Family Hall, Toppenish, WA
Primary URL: http://www.heritage.edu/AboutHeritage/NAACS2012Conference.aspx
Primary URL Description: Full program and conference presentations listed on this Heritage University site. Friday Program opening statements by Dr. Winona Wynn credited NEH and presented our funded grant program, 'Somos Indios" as a catalyst for hosting the NAACS Conference.


Houston Eats! Texas Gulf Coast Food in the Past, Present, and Future
Grant details: AC-50194-14
Title: Houston Eats! Texas Gulf Coast Food in the Past, Present, and Future
Author: R. Todd Romero
Author: Monica Perales
Abstract: Houston is the most diverse city in the country, a diversity that is reflected in the city’s food. You can eat Pakistani goat biryani, a Colombian empanada, a Uyghur meat pie, Vietnamese bún bò hu?, Viet-Cajun crawfish, Nigerian egusi soup, a cheese enchilada, Gulf oysters and more all in a five-mile radius. Over the course of the two-day conference, historians, farmers, food writers, sociologists, activists, and artists will explore the origins of that diversity, how it impacts the way the city eats now, and what it means for the region’s future. The conference opens Friday, February 2nd with a keynote by Dr. Tyina L. Steptoe, author of Houston Bound: Culture and Color in a Jim Crow City, Texan, and associate professor of History at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The event will culminate on the evening of Saturday, February 3rd with a conversation between the Houston Chronicle’s restaurant critic Alison Cook, the winner of three James Beard awards, and two of of Houston’s premier restaurateurs, Sylvia Casares, chef and owner of Sylvia’s Enchilada Kitchen and author of The Enchilada Queen Cookbook, and Kaiser Lashkari, chef and owner of Himalaya Restaurant. Between Friday morning and Saturday evening, attendees will also hear from Houston-raised historian of the Vietnamese immigrant experience Roy Vu and Houston Chronicle barbecue columnist J.C. Reid, and Mikaela Selley, Hispanic Collections Archivist at Houston Metropolitan Research Center, will discuss the history of Mexican restaurants and tortilla factories. This is just a sampling of the many interesting topics and presenters at the conference. The event is free and open to the public. The conference is organized by the Gulf Coast Food Project and Foodways Texas and is generously supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the University of Houston Center for Public History Lecture Series, and the Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.
Date Range: 2/2-2/3/2018
Location: University of Houston


Signs and Symptoms: Medicine is Humanities
Grant details: AC-50204-14
Title: Signs and Symptoms: Medicine is Humanities
Abstract: Our two-day conference is designed to foster cross-disciplinary scholarship and student education in medicine and the humanities. Our conversations will focus on medical narratives and approaches to the pursuit of healing and the applied practice of doctoring. The conference will feature three keynote talks by external speakers, presentations from our medical students, and work from our own faculty. All sessions are open to the public as an outreach to the community.
Date Range: October 13-14, 2016
Location: Unveristy of California, Riverside
Primary URL: http://ideasandsociety.ucr.edu/conferences/signs-symptoms/


Religious Literacy in a Plural Age
Grant details: AC-50213-14
Title: Religious Literacy in a Plural Age
Author: Vincent Biondo
Abstract: Has religious literacy become a necessary component of citizenship? In England and Quebec, the state school curricula have been revised to include religious literacy. Do these programs share successful strategies that can succeed in the U.S.? Faculty experts and doctoral students from diverse disciplines and backgrounds will present on how to improve religious literacy education across ethnic, religious, and partisan lines.
Date Range: July 9, 2016
Location: Harvard University
Primary URL: https://storify.com/lkwert/neh-religious-literacy-in-a-plural-age-conference
Primary URL Description: https://storify.com/lkwert/neh-religious-literacy-in-a-plural-age-conference


conference session - Technologies for the Digital Humanities: Applications and Concerns in 3-Dimensional Scanning of Cultural Heritage
Grant details: AD-50036-12
Title: conference session - Technologies for the Digital Humanities: Applications and Concerns in 3-Dimensional Scanning of Cultural Heritage
Author: Jessie Ryker-Crawford
Author: J. Craig Thompkins
Abstract: The Institute of American Indian Arts was awarded a grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities, which culminated in two multi-disciplinary courses for both the Museum Studies and New Media Arts departments. These courses teach students how to 3-D scan cultural objects with laser scanning and photogrammetry techniques. The possibilities through the application of these two techniques for tribal institutions and communities are amazing and ground-breaking, and should be embraced with some care and diligence. For although it will allow our objects to "return" to the communities from which they emerged in order to be utilized in a variety of educational and cultural ways, the dissemination of this data must be carefully guarded as well. This panel will first present the amazing work that the IAIA students have done in scanning the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts' collection pieces, and then will move into a heart-felt discussion on the issues and concerns on how these and other technologies could have upon our cultural property rights. We look forward to fully sharing the 3D scanning techniques in a pre-conference workshop at the IAIA campus, and then we hope to dialogue together in order to be prepared to utilize technology within our own uniquely strong and knowledgeable culturally-based philosophies and ethics.
Date Range: June 10-13, 2013
Location: Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
Primary URL: https://www.dropbox.com/s/xrzdgsr89yy65uf/2013%20ATALM%20Conference%20NEH.pdf
Primary URL Description: 2013 International Conference of Indigenous Archives, Libraries, and Museums conference program


National Collegiate for Honors Council
Grant details: AE-247973-16
Title: National Collegiate for Honors Council
Abstract: Dean Terry Young and Project Director Angela Wright attended the NCHC conference in Seattle in October 2016 to learn more about setting up an Honors program at Patrick Henry Community College.
Date Range: October 2016
Location: Seattle, Washington
Primary URL: http://http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/nchc.site-ym.com/resource/collection/074ead02-e1b5-4968-8a29-542a4a54f744/Official-Program-2016a.pdf?hhSearchTerms=%222016+and+conference%22
Primary URL Description: The link is for the program for the 2016 conference in Seattle.


2020 Two--Year College Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
Grant details: AE-269208-20
Title: 2020 Two--Year College Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl
Author: Ann Thebaut
Author: Jason Frank
Author: Greg Wright
Author: John Garcia
Abstract: Santa Fe College, in collaboration with other two-year institutions across the country who participate in Ethics Bowl, developed a unique model for the 2020 Two-Year College Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl that successfully met the challenges of hosting a virtual competition. SF's model incorporated both asynchronous and synchronous competition components that were designed to put competitors at ease in the virtual world and promote those aspects of Ethics Bowl that distinguish it from the traditional Speech and Debate model, namely, collegial and civil discourse. It allowed teams to spend more time crafting their presentations through a critical, self-evaluative process that promoted deeper understanding of not only the cases, but also of team dynamics. Although it was recognized that the asynchronous aspects of the proposed model took away some of the spontaneity inherent in the traditional face-to-face Ethics Bowl competition, participants agreed that the hybrid model for a virtual Ethics Bowl had pedagogical and technical advantages. Going forward, it is a model worth considering, even in a post-Covid world, as it promotes outcomes difficult to achieve in a face-to-face environment, namely, greater participation (due to decreased cost) on the part of two-year colleges, as well as a heightened sense of community among two-year colleges across the country.
Date Range: 10/16/2020 thru 11/21/2020
Location: virtually, via Zoom/hosted by Santa Fe College
Primary URL: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iLwkN9UONUErDPLCMU4shSS1IrGesy3i/view?usp=sharing


Cornerstone: Learning for Living Faculty Institute
Grant details: AH-274009-20
Title: Cornerstone: Learning for Living Faculty Institute
Abstract: In October 2020, The Teagle Foundation hosted its inaugural Cornerstone:Learning for Living faculty institute.
Date Range: October 2020
Primary URL: http://www.teaglefoundation.org/Resources/Convenings-and-Webinars#cornerstone


Teaching with Transformative Texts (Session I)
Grant details: AH-274009-20
Title: Teaching with Transformative Texts (Session I)
Abstract: Reginald Dwayne Betts in conversation wtih Major Jackson on why reading and writing matter and the ways in which teachers can bring literature alive for students. As part of this session, Major Jackson reads his poem entitled "Let Me Begin Again" and Dwayne Betts reflects on his poem, “In Alabama.”
Date Range: 10/7/21
Primary URL: https://teaglefoundation.org/Resources/How-and-Why-I-Teach/Resources/Teaching-with-Transformative-Texts-(Session-1)


High Impact Practices for Developing Ecoliteracy and Civic Action
Grant details: AK-255344-17
Title: High Impact Practices for Developing Ecoliteracy and Civic Action
Author: Denise Mitten (Prescott College)
Author: Emily Shields (Iowa Campus Compact)
Author: Christoffer Lammer-Heindel (Loras College)
Abstract: Dr. Denise Mitten of Prescott College, and Emily Shields, Executive Director of Iowa Campus Compact, examine best practices for engaging students in high impact practices that develop civic engagement and ecoliteracy on the part of students. Introductory remarks by Dr. Christoffer Lammer-Heindel, Loras College. (Eighteen faculty from Loras College and two other area institutions, Clarke University and the University of Dubuque, participated in the workshop.)
Date Range: 09/09/2017
Location: Loras College (Academic Resource Center), 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Primary URL: https://buildingecoliteracy.wordpress.com/2017/08/31/workshop/
Primary URL Description: Project webpage announcement.
Secondary URL: https://buildingecoliteracy.files.wordpress.com/2018/05/ecoliteracy_civic-action-workshop-1.pdf
Secondary URL Description: Promotional poster, which was distributed on the Loras College campus and to other area institutions (Clarke University and the University of Dubuque).


Radical Climate Justice and the Humanities (Online Mini-Conference)
Grant details: AK-255344-17
Title: Radical Climate Justice and the Humanities (Online Mini-Conference)
Author: Benjamin Darr, Organizer (Loras College)
Author: Christoffer Lammer-Heindel, Organizer (Loras College)
Author: John Foran, Speaker (UC Santa Barbara)
Author: Ken Hiltner, Speaker (UC Santa Barbara)
Abstract: On November 29 and 30, Loras College will host an online mini-conference, "Radical Climate Justice and the Humanities," featuring John Foran, professor of sociology at UC Santa Barbara, and Ken Hiltner, professor of environmental humanities at UC Santa Barbara. The conference is made possible by a Humanities Connections grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Participation is free and open to anyone in the world with internet access.
Date Range: 11/29/2017-11/30/2017
Location: Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, IA 52001
Primary URL: https://climatejusticehumanities.org
Primary URL Description: Webpage for the mini-conference, including free registration.


Common Problem Workshop
Grant details: AKA-260418-18
Title: Common Problem Workshop
Author: Dr. James Liszka
Abstract: Last year a committee at SIUE was awarded National Endowment for the Humanities funds to plan the Digital Community Engagement Pathway, a program for students who will take a set of core courses emphasizing interdisciplinary research and problem-solving methods. The committee has brought in Professor Liszka to share his work on the similarly designed Common Problem Project. The Common Problem Project is a consortium of five State University of New York campuses, and is funded by the National Science Foundation, the State University of New York and Teagle Foundation. The purpose of the project is to promote cross-disciplinary teaching and learning, while developing problem-solving skills and civic engagement in students. Faculty from different disciplines are paired and their relevant, existing classes are coordinated to include a joint project, focused on a problem or problems of common interest. The problem can be either local, regional, or wider still. Students work in cross-disciplinary teams to devise solutions to the problem(s). Community partners and instructors serve as expert sources, but emphasis is placed on the self-direction of the learning in student teams. The talk will give an overview of the pedagogy, practice and logistics of doing common problem projects. Several examples will be used to illustrate the variety of projects and their impact on students and communities, including SUNY Oswego’s “Good Neighbor” project, promoting local business, the “Sustainability in the Schools” project at SUNY Oneonta, involving a collaboration of elementary, secondary, and college students. The “Sustainability and Film” project at SUNY Plattsburgh, and the “Stigma in the Opioid Crisis,” a collaboration among SUNY Queensbury, SUNY Plattsburgh, and Roosevelt University in Chicago. Several other classroom collaborations will be discussed.
Date Range: 03/21/2019
Location: Center for Faculty Development and Innovation at SIUE
Primary URL: http://www.siue.edu/facultycenter/events/2019/03/James_Liszkra_03_21_19.shtml
Primary URL Description: Link to information advertising the workshop.


Digital Community Engagement Pathway Training
Grant details: AKA-260418-18
Title: Digital Community Engagement Pathway Training
Author: Jessica DeSpain
Author: Connie Frey Spurlock
Author: Michael Hankins
Author: Howard Rambsy
Abstract: A three-day workshop to discuss research team methods, teaching courses with African American content, mentoring underserved students, designing service learning assignments, developing community partnerships, teaching students about digital ethics, and integrating digital pedagogies into classroom assignments.
Date Range: 07/22/2018 to 07/24/2018
Location: SIUE's Center for Faculty Development and Innovation
Primary URL: http://www.siue.edu/facultycenter/events/2019/07/dcep_workshops.shtml
Primary URL Description: Website advertising the Pathway training and allowing user registration.


WHIP Winterim Workshop
Grant details: AKA-265758-19
Title: WHIP Winterim Workshop
Author: susan Huss-Lederman
Author: Prajukti Bhattacharyya
Author: Marjorie Rhine
Author: John Frye
Author: Dale Splinter
Author: Elena Levy-Navarro
Author: Ted Witt
Abstract: Anticipated Workshop Outcomes: 1 Course development plans (proposals for new courses/modifications of existing courses (with schedule of necessary work for submitting course proposals through curriculum committees 2 Travel study proposal timeline, including approximate budget information for site visits 3 Ideas for collaboration with speakers who are coming in 4 Possibly "float" Celebration of Teaching and Learning workshop in May
Date Range: January 14-16, 2020
Location: UW Whitewater Rock County Campus


Curricular Innovations at the University of Pittsburgh
Grant details: AKB-260426-18
Title: Curricular Innovations at the University of Pittsburgh
Author: Ruth Mostern
Abstract: As part of a workshop on Curricular Innovations held at the March 2020 Meeting of the National Humanities Alliance, Dr. Mostern shared the Project Team’s experience with introducing interdisciplinary curricular innovations at Pitt, obstacles and solutions to enhancing recruitment, and challenges encountered in cultivating humanities-centered interdisciplinary skills. Grant funds were not used to support this activity.
Date Range: March 8-10, 2020
Location: Washington, D.C.
Primary URL: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/nhalliance/pages/2059/attachments/original/1583446003/HAD_Program_Final_UPDATED.pdf?1583446003
Primary URL Description: Preliminary Program of the 2020 Annual Meeting of the National Humanities Alliance


Business and Labor History in Art and Design Programs—Pedagogical Innovations. Roundtable Workshop.
Grant details: AKB-260507-18
Title: Business and Labor History in Art and Design Programs—Pedagogical Innovations. Roundtable Workshop.
Author: Kyunghee Pyun
Author: Daniel Levinson Wilk
Author: Yunah Lee
Abstract: Through their art history departments, art and design schools do a good job teaching students the history of the things they will be making. They learn less about the history of the careers they will be pursuing. At the Fashion Institute of Technology, an interdisciplinary team of faculty from the fields of fashion design, interior design, photography, fashion business management, communication design, home products development, sociology, history, and art history is creating new lesson plans and curricula. We hope to better teach students how people have shaped and reshaped the experience of a job or career in art or design, especially over the last two centuries, to show where the levers of power tend to be, and how they, too, might shape capitalism. We would like to hold a workshop panel at the EBHA to demonstrate and offer training in a couple of techniques. First Kyunghee Pyun and Daniel Levinson Wilk, who created the project and jointly administer the grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities that funds it, will briefly describe the project’s genesis and purpose. Then they, other members of the panel, and the audience will role-play two class activities from the new curriculum. Then we will discuss the activities, and help audience members brainstorm other ideas for curriculum about the labor history of artists and designers.
Date Range: 08/29/2019 to 08/31/2019
Location: Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Primary URL: https://www.eur.nl/en/eshcc/research/ebha2019
Primary URL Description: Main Page of the European Business History Association (EBHA) 23rd Annual Conference in Rotterdam (2019) Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Erasmus University Rotterdam
Secondary URL: https://www.eur.nl/en/eshcc/research/ebha2019/congress-programme
Secondary URL Description: Congress Programme Webpage


Tailoring American Business and Labor History for Art and Design Curriculum. Roundtable Session.
Grant details: AKB-260507-18
Title: Tailoring American Business and Labor History for Art and Design Curriculum. Roundtable Session.
Author: Kyunghee Pyun
Author: Daniel Levinson Wilk
Author: Carol Quirke
Author: Jonathan Square
Abstract: In this experimental session, historians and art historians present their most effective and least expected tool of addressing issues of business and labor history. This “tool” can be a technological platform or an excerpt from someone’s biography. It could be a clip from a movie or a song from the 70s. Or Andy Warhol’s works of art can be an illuminating example for queering advertising industry in the 70s. FIT faculty members were pursuing ways in which to engage fellow artists and designers as well as students aspiring to grab jobs in creative industry. In this experimental session, business and labor historians are invited to expose their toolkits, well known or secretive, to lead a discussion for pedagogical innovations. One could share frustration over inefficacy or redundancy of digital databases while some may exalt the audience with potential impact of AI-assisted visual analysis of old magazine photographs. In a loosely formatted, experimental session, presenters and audiences can dismantle the disciplinary boundaries and pose thought-provoking questions of what to use to better disseminate learnings of business and labor history.
Date Range: 01/03/2020-01/06/2020
Location: Hilton New York, New York City
Primary URL: https://www.historians.org/about-aha-and-membership/annual-meeting/program
Primary URL Description: Main webpage of The 134th Annual Meeting, American Historical Association (AHA)
Secondary URL: https://aha.confex.com/aha/2020/webprogram/Session19594.html
Secondary URL Description: Webpage of the Roundtable Session


Business of Contemporary Art in the Demise of Small or Mid-Size Galleries
Grant details: AKB-260507-18
Title: Business of Contemporary Art in the Demise of Small or Mid-Size Galleries
Author: Kyunghee Pyun
Abstract: Between 2015 and 2017, 46 small or mid-size galleries, reputable in the field, went out of business in New York while demand for contemporary work has risen five-fold since 2000. Despite growth in the total amount of sales, only 25 artists are responsible for almost half of all postwar and contemporary art auction sales. In 2017, work by this small group of elite artists sold for a combined $1.2 billion—44.6 percent of the $2.7 billion total generated by all contemporary public auction sales worldwide. People like Robert Cenedella, a professor at the Art Students League of New York, accused major museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art of conspiracy to control art markets, domestic and international, by promoting artists, very few, whose works they own in the collection. If the artists gain more recognition as pioneer who made an impact on contemporary art as is argued in scholarly essays for a special exhibition, the total value of the institutions’ holdings would be increased. Papers in this session discuss issues such as changing conditions of primary and secondary markets; demise of small or mid-size galleries; rise of public art; growing business expenses; choices made by artists as alternatives to a gallery system; amending a standard gallery contract; transformation of an artist’s careers; monopoly of few giant galleries; demographic changes of collectors; and other crucial perspectives.
Date Range: 02/13/2019-02/16/2019
Location: New York City
Primary URL: https://www.collegeart.org/programs/conference/conference2019/schedule
Primary URL Description: 2019 Annual Conference by College Art Association
Secondary URL: https://caa.confex.com/caa/2019/meetingapp.cgi/Session/2503
Secondary URL Description: Session webpage


Teaching Fashion Labor at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Grant details: AKB-260507-18
Title: Teaching Fashion Labor at the Fashion Institute of Technology
Author: Daniel Levinson Wilk
Author: Karen Trivette
Author: Eileen Karp
Abstract: Labor in the Creative Industries: The Case of Fashion is an international conference held in Oslo, Norway. The panel with three FIT faculty members focuses on pedagogical strategies of how to teach the notion of labor and workplace injustice.
Date Range: 06/11/2019-06/12/2019
Location: Oslo, Norway
Primary URL: https://www.fashionlaborconference.com/
Primary URL Description: Main website for the conference


Gangsters, Deindustrialization and Labor History for the Fashion Industry: Perspectives on New York City’s Garment District. The Labor and Working-Class History Association Annual Conference 2021, Chicago, 26–28 May, 2021
Grant details: AKB-260507-18
Title: Gangsters, Deindustrialization and Labor History for the Fashion Industry: Perspectives on New York City’s Garment District. The Labor and Working-Class History Association Annual Conference 2021, Chicago, 26–28 May, 2021
Author: Daniel Levinson Wilk
Author: Kyunghee Pyun
Author: Andy Battle
Author: Catherine Rios
Author: David Witwer
Author: Kim Phillips-Fein
Abstract: This panel features new work by historians engaging with the history of New York City’s famed Garment District from a range of different perspectives. Kyunghee Pyun and Daniel Levinson Wilk will describe the new curriculum they have developed to bring this industry’s labor and business history to students with prospective careers in New York’s fashion industry. Andy Battle describes the efforts of New York City’s International Ladies Garment Workers Union to counter the threat of deindustrialization and links the outcome of that struggle to larger social, economic and political forces at work in the post-World War II era. Catherine Rios focuses on the history of labor racketeering in New York’s Garment District and the political cost that resulted as some elements of the labor movement were forced to make accommodations with organized crime.
Date Range: May 26-28, 2021
Location: Virtual
Primary URL: https://www.lawcha.org/wp-content/uploads/LAWCHA_2021%20Conference_program.pdf


Teaching Business History to Artists and Designers: Four Case Studies. 2021 Business History Conference Annual Meeting (theme: Business History: Building for the Future), 11–13 March 2021
Grant details: AKB-260507-18
Title: Teaching Business History to Artists and Designers: Four Case Studies. 2021 Business History Conference Annual Meeting (theme: Business History: Building for the Future), 11–13 March 2021
Author: Daniel Levinson Wilk
Author: Kyunghee Pyun
Author: Karen Trivette
Author: Eric Daniels
Abstract: Four FIT professors presented how to teach business and labor history in relation to art and design disciplines. Eric Daniels Design Thinking and the Business of Disruption Daniel Levinson Wilk Performing the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Kyunghee Pyun Teaching Business History in Art Collecting: Industrialists of Fossil Fuels and Big Pharma Karen Trivette Voices of Fashion Industry Decision-makers: The Oral History Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology-State University of New York
Date Range: 11–13 March 2021
Location: Virtual
Primary URL: https://thebhc.org/
Primary URL Description: The organization's website
Secondary URL: https://thebhc.org/meeting-program/19730
Secondary URL Description: The 2021 conference program


The Future of Work in the Age of Automation
Grant details: AQ-248310-16
Title: The Future of Work in the Age of Automation
Author: Organizer: Jon K. Burmeister
Abstract: The relationship between our technologies and our work has always been an intimate one, whether the wooden plow to the ancient farmer or the MRI machine to the neurologist. Yet we now live in an age in which our technologies are advancing so rapidly that their effects on our future working lives are increasingly difficult to predict. While some thinkers argue that we are nearing a future in which automated labor will lead to wide-scale unemployment, others argue that the past trend of technology creating more jobs than it destroys will continue. Either way, in light of the advent of self-driving cars and software that can write news stories, it is prudent for us to consider what technological automation might be able to do for us, what it can never do for us, and how its future developments might impact our daily working lives. This conference will address these themes through the lenses of philosophy, economics, sociology, business, and computer science. The conference will conclude with the three speakers and an additional participant putting their respective disciplinary insights into dialogue, to collectively tackle the question of automation and the future of work. STOKES HALL, S195 (Auditorium) — Campus Map Monday, February 27th 3:15-4:00pm – Dr. Robert Margo (Economics) 4:00-4:45pm – Dr. Juliet Schor (Sociology) 15 minute Break 5:00-5:45pm – Dr. Juliet Floyd (Philosophy) 5:45pm-6:30pm – Panel Discussion: the above speakers along with Dr. William Griffith
Date Range: 2/27/17
Location: Boston College, Stokes Hall S195
Primary URL: https://workandleisure.org/
Primary URL Description: An online resource regarding the question: "Work and Leisure: What are They For?" (including information on the 2/27/17 conference.


Conference: Liberal Arts and the Future of Work and Leisure
Grant details: AQ-248310-16
Title: Conference: Liberal Arts and the Future of Work and Leisure
Author: Jon K. Burmeister
Abstract: *Conference Description* A liberal arts education has always had the ability to transform a student, and thus to transform how they choose to organize their time in adult life: both the time they spend at work and the time they spend at leisure. Yet the factors influencing what sorts of work and what sorts of leisure are available are in a state of increasing flux. From AI-driven automation, to globalization, to infinite entertainment delivered instantly to the palm of your hand, the general conditions of work and leisure are undergoing a radical transformation. In this shifting landscape, what role do the liberal arts have to play? In addition to a liberal education being valuable for its own sake, how can it prepare students for an economy in which whole sectors of work may rapidly shrink or disappear, e.g., through off-shoring or automation? And how can it help students develop the habit of spending their free time well, in the face of endless possibilities for distraction? This conference will seek answers to these questions.
Date Range: Thursday, April 5th, 2018
Location: Boston College, Cushing Hall 001
Primary URL: https://workandleisure.org/#2018conf


Globalizing Scientiae
Grant details: AQ-50223-10
Title: Globalizing Scientiae
Author: J.B. Shank
Author: Carla Nappi
Author: Robert Morrison
Author: Roger Hart
Abstract: Roundtable discussion on global approaches to the history of science at the Scientiae 2015 meeting in Toronto
Date Range: May 2015
Location: Scientiae 2015 meeting, Toronto, CA


Virtue, Happiness, and the Human Good
Grant details: AQ-50371-11
Title: Virtue, Happiness, and the Human Good
Author: Beau Weston and Danilo Petranovich
Abstract: Aristotle says happiness is the highest aim of human life, the only end that is not a means to some other end. Happiness, he argues, is ‘an action of the soul in accordance with virtue.’ How can we live a private life that contributes to our happiness? How can we live a public life that contributes to our happiness? This seminar takes a philosophical and sociological approach to these fundamental questions. Readings are drawn from Aristotle, Alexis de Tocqueville, Alasdair MacIntyre, and Jonathan Haidt. Student will engage in practical exercises and propose projects to enhance happiness.
Date Range: June 1-5, 2015
Location: Yale University
Primary URL: http://www.elminstitute.org/virtue-happiness-and-the-human-good/
Primary URL Description: The seminar is open to advanced undergraduates (including graduating seniors) and graduate students with interests in moral philosophy, ethics, politics, and sociology.


"The Family in Flux: Changing Conceptions of the Family in Theory and Practice"
Grant details: AQ-50833-13
Title: "The Family in Flux: Changing Conceptions of the Family in Theory and Practice"
Author: Marjorie Jolles
Abstract: The family—its purpose, conventions, and importance—is a subject of persistent inquiry in the humanities, and its definition varies notably in central texts of the Western intellectual tradition. In historical and contemporary contexts, the family is construed in remarkably differing ways: as alternately natural and artificial; necessary and unnecessary; rational and irrational; civilizing and corrupting; local and global; and primary and subordinate to the public sphere. As the family is variably defined (and enacted) in different eras of Western thought, so too are concepts of human nature, morality, and the state, for change to the former surely leads to interrogations and re-conceptualizations of the latter, and vice-versa. This seminar will offer an examination of these varying conceptions of family, introduce seminar participants to critical analyses of them, and conclude with a discussion on teaching about the family in both textual representations and personal life.
Date Range: October 3, 2013
Location: Newberry Library, Newberry Teachers' Consortium, Chicago, IL
Primary URL: https://www.newberry.org/10032013-family-flux-changing-conceptions-family-theory-and-practice


Cultural Preservation Today
Grant details: AQ-50920-13
Title: Cultural Preservation Today
Author: Gerry Canavan
Author: Julia Hell
Author: George Steinmetz
Author: John Patrick Leary
Author: Stephen Small
Abstract: “Cultural Preservation Today” will be a one-day symposium sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, held in the Raynor Beaumier Suite BC at the Raynor Library on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 10-3 PM. The program will consist of two sessions, each discussing problems and issues facing contemporary efforts to preserve culture. In session one, from 10-12 PM, Dr. John Patrick Leary (Wayne State) and Dr. George Steinmetz (Michigan) will discuss “Ruins & the City,” focusing on ruin photography in post-industrial cities like Milwaukee and Detroit, and the sorts of cultural narratives that now come out of these sites of memory. In session two, from 1-3 PM, “Remembering Things That Are Hard to Remember,” Dr. Julia Hell (Michigan) and Dr. Stephen Small (Berkeley) will discuss the memorialization of historical events, like slavery, war, and the Holocaust. Both sessions will use a “workshop” format, with each speaker speaking for approximately half an hour, followed by breakout groups and Q&A. Attendance at both sessions is not required. The event is sponsored by an “Enduring Questions” grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is the culminating event of two years of the special topics course made possible by the grant, ENGL 4931: “Cultural Preservation.” Students, faculty, and staff interested in attending the event should contact Dr. Gerry Canavan (English) at gerry.canavan@marquette.edu for registration information. Both sessions are free of charge, and a light lunch will provided for attendees in the middle.
Date Range: March 27, 2015
Location: Marquette University
Primary URL: https://mucp2015.wordpress.com/symposium/
Primary URL Description: descriptive webpage


"Fully Engaged" - An eight-session discussion series on work, leisure and integrity
Grant details: AQ-50954-13
Title: "Fully Engaged" - An eight-session discussion series on work, leisure and integrity
Author: Daniel Ritchie
Abstract: A small group discussion series, during the 2014-15 academic year, designed for business professionals looking for more holistic forms of engagement in life and work. Our readings take us deep into the social, intellectual, and personal challenges that great writers and leaders have posed. As we discuss their meaning for our families, vocations, and culture, we'll seek to lead more fully engaged lives.
Date Range: September 2014 - May 2015
Primary URL: https://www.bethel.edu/events/2015/fully-engaged
Secondary URL Description: Bethel University


“A philosophical perspective: the nature and implications of moral injury”
Grant details: AV-255496-17
Title: “A philosophical perspective: the nature and implications of moral injury”
Author: Edward Barrett
Abstract: None available.
Date Range: May 14, 2018
Location: Euro-International Society for Military Ethics


Veteran Art Summit (National Veterans Art Museum Veteran Art Summit at the Chicago Cultural Center)
Grant details: AV-260608-18
Title: Veteran Art Summit (National Veterans Art Museum Veteran Art Summit at the Chicago Cultural Center)
Author: National Veterans Art Museum
Author: University of Illinois at Chicago Museum and Exhibition Studies program
Author: DePaul Art Museum
Author: Chicago Cultural Center (City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events)
Author: Richard Harris Collection
Author: National Endowment for the Humanities
Abstract: The Veteran Art Summit, held May 3–5, 2019, brought together over fifty veteran artists from across the United States, with the intention of strengthening the veteran art movement. It offered opportunities for veteran artists to learn from their peers, collaborate, network, and explore what it means to be an artist and a veteran today.
Date Range: May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Location: Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL 60602
Primary URL: https://www.nvam.org/nvam-triennial--summit.html
Secondary URL: https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/war_survival.html


Rendezvous with Death: A Century of War Poetry by Veterans (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Literature Component)
Grant details: AV-260608-18
Title: Rendezvous with Death: A Century of War Poetry by Veterans (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Literature Component)
Author: Kevin Basl
Abstract: The Triennial Literature Component “Rendezvous with Death: A Century of War Poetry by Veterans” demonstrated how veterans have influenced American poetry over the past century. It included twelve poems, contextual essays and discussion questions for students and reading groups.
Date Range: 2019
Location: Chicago Cultural Center
Primary URL: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58e2f18320099efd033cb97b/t/5d057b77498dca0001d0e261/1560640398741/Resource-Guide-4d-Final-3-web.pdf
Primary URL Description: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit On War and Survival Resource Guide
Secondary URL: https://www.nvam.org/nvam-triennial--summit.html
Secondary URL Description: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial website


Return to the Body (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Performance Program)
Grant details: AV-260608-18
Title: Return to the Body (National Veterans Art Museum Triennial Performance Program)
Author: Carlos Sirah
Abstract: The Triennial Performance Program “Return to the Body” presented the work of eight veterans who utilize the body and performance to examine the complex and shifting narratives of identity, militarism, and personal and collective histories of resistance and survival.
Date Range: May 3, 2019 - May 5, 2019
Location: Chicago Cultural Center 78 E Washington St, Chicago, IL
Primary URL: https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58e2f18320099efd033cb97b/t/5d057b77498dca0001d0e261/1560640398741/Resource-Guide-4d-Final-3-web.pdf
Primary URL Description: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial and Veteran Art Summit On War and Survival Resource Guide
Secondary URL: https://www.nvam.org/nvam-triennial--summit.htm
Secondary URL Description: National Veterans Art Museum Triennial website


Five Tribes Story Conference
Grant details: BC-50531-10
Title: Five Tribes Story Conference
Author: Five Civilized Tribes Museum
Abstract: “One of the goals of the Five Tribes Story Conference is to establish a sense of family among participants and attendees until the rolls are blurred” stated Co-host Tim Tingle in his opening remarks. The intent of the conference was to merge practice and theory in the interpretation of folklore, oral tradition, scholarship and literature of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Muscogee (Creek) and Seminole Tribes. The goal was to provide an enriching Southeastern Tribal environment, joining academic, interpretive, literary, art and performance disciplines. Cultural presentations, literary readings and panel discussions were followed by questions from the audience. The Five Tribes Story Conference serves as an inspirational springboard for working and future writers, poets, film-makers, painters and musicians. In addition to enjoying the visual arts, attendees had the opportunity to hear “stories-behind-the-stories” told by modern heroes of the Indian world. Evening concerts were a strong reflection of the conference goals by including authors, poets, musicians, language instructors, and storytellers portraying their common pursuit of conveying the Five Tribes stories. Ideas discussed during the day were brought to life with the evening performances.
Date Range: September 16-17, 2011
Location: Bacone College, Muskogee, Oklahoma


Lecture and Master Class - New Duke
Grant details: BH-50600-13
Title: Lecture and Master Class - New Duke
Abstract: Music for Youth and Pequot Library presented Brian Torff and the New Duke Ensemble at their Young Persons’ Concert Series on Oct 24th The room was full of enthusiastic Jazz students from local Middle and High schools. Students also came from the Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestra Jazz Band. It was a wonderful afternoon of music with Brian leading us through the evolution of his original compositions and giving us a history of jazz and blues. The program continued with a master class featuring student ensembles and soloists who were able to get one on one and small group sectional support. The artists enthusiastically reached out to each student giving them guidance, technical support and professional coaching. The students were grateful for this unique opportunity. The master class program ended with all students learning and jamming the C Jam Blues with New Duke Ensemble. It was the perfect way to end the master class. We appreciated the opportunity to feature Brian Torff and the New Duke Ensemble at our Young Persons’ Concert Series and can’t thank the band enough for their wonderful work with our master class students.
Date Range: 10/24/2015
Location: Pequot Library, Southport, CT


Poetry Conference by the Sea
Grant details: BH-50600-13
Title: Poetry Conference by the Sea
Abstract: New Duke will be appearing tomorrow at Poetry by the Sea: A Global Conference, will take place from 12 p.m. Tuesday May 26 to 3 p.m. Friday May 29th at The Mercy by the Sea Center, Madison, Connecticut. The 2015 keynote speaker will be Marilyn Hacker. The farewell concert will feature contemporary jazz ensemble New Duke. Visit our faculty page to check out descriptions of workshops and seminars, and meet our world-class faculty. In addition, we have the centenary of Margaret Walker, the tenth anniversary of Mezzo Cammin, a tribute to Claudia Emerson, and panels & readings with speakers such as Robert Polito, Marilyn Nelson, Afaa Michael Weaver, Jill Bialosky, Herman Beavers, Moira Egan, Damiano Abeni, Quincy R. Lehr and many more.
Date Range: 05/26/2015
Location: Madison, CT
Primary URL: http://www.poetrybytheseaconference.com/schedule.htm


Essentially Ellington
Grant details: BH-50600-13
Title: Essentially Ellington
Author: Chris Behrens
Abstract: The Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is an annual high school jazz festival and competition that takes place every May at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) in New York City. The festival is aimed at encouraging young musicians to play music by Duke Ellington and other various jazz artists.[1] All festival events are housed at JALC's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The current festival director is Wynton Marsalis, renowned jazz trumpeter and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Date Range: May 2015
Location: Jazz at Lincoln Center
Primary URL: http://academy.jazz.org/ee/


Essentially Ellington
Grant details: BH-50600-13
Title: Essentially Ellington
Author: Chris Behrens
Abstract: The Essentially Ellington High School Jazz Band Competition & Festival is an annual high school jazz festival and competition that takes place every May at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC) in New York City. The festival is aimed at encouraging young musicians to play music by Duke Ellington and other various jazz artists.[1] All festival events are housed at JALC's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The current festival director is Wynton Marsalis, renowned jazz trumpeter and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Date Range: May 2016
Location: Jazz at Lincoln Center
Primary URL: http://academy.jazz.org/ee/


Writing Our Lives
Grant details: BH-50600-13
Title: Writing Our Lives
Author: Bryan Crandall
Abstract: At the Writing Our Lives-Digital Ubuntu conference students shared original works in formats ranging from TED Talks and web mapping to written pieces published on WordPress or BlogSpot. “The projects were outstanding,” noted Crandall. “It was a day where students shared their writing beyond traditional classroom boundaries. They wrote radio plays and political speeches. They designed talks for the stage and stories about their neighborhoods. More importantly, they interacted with young people from other zip codes and questioned the stereotypes of one another’s community. Young people have a tremendous amount of power when writing together.”
Date Range: 5/22/2015
Location: Fairfield, CT
Primary URL: http://educatorinnovator.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/5_22_15_Digital_Ubuntu_Program.pdf


Schomburg Summer Education Institute: Encouters with Race in American Art
Grant details: BH-50600-13
Title: Schomburg Summer Education Institute: Encouters with Race in American Art
Author: Yohuru WIlliams
Abstract: July 18th - 22nd, 2016 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join hundreds of K-16 educators and premier scholars from across the country for a spectacular “education vacation” at the Schomburg Center featuring lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks and community walks that explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. Educators will gain valuable content knowledge and learn inquiry-based approaches to teaching across the grades using the Schomburg’s rich primary resource collections on-site and online.
Date Range: 07/21/2016
Location: Schomburg Institute, New York City
Primary URL: https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/black-history-360


Schomburg Summer Education Institute: Hip Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap
Grant details: BH-50600-13
Title: Schomburg Summer Education Institute: Hip Hop Revolution: The Culture and Politics of Rap
Author: Yohuru WIlliams
Abstract: July 18th - 22nd, 2016 | 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join hundreds of K-16 educators and premier scholars from across the country for a spectacular “education vacation” at the Schomburg Center featuring lectures, interactive workshops, curriculum labs, curator talks and community walks that explore the history and cultures of African Americans and African peoples throughout the Diaspora. Educators will gain valuable content knowledge and learn inquiry-based approaches to teaching across the grades using the Schomburg’s rich primary resource collections on-site and online. @SchomburgEd #blackhistory360
Date Range: 07/25/2016
Primary URL: https://www.nypl.org/help/about-nypl/fellowships-institutes/black-history-360


Upcoming Institutes and Workshops
Grant details: CH-233773-16
Title: Upcoming Institutes and Workshops
Author: Various
Abstract: Due to Covid-19, Humanities Texas has been offering their institutes and workshops virtually. Upcoming programming includes a variety of options relating to Texas and United States History, Civics, Reading, and Writing.
Date Range: Ongoing
Location: Virtual
Primary URL: https://www.humanitiestexas.org/education/teacher-institutes/upcoming-institutes
Primary URL Description: This page offers descriptions of Humanities Texas's upcoming virtual institutes and seminars for teachers.


Past Institutes and Workshops
Grant details: CH-233773-16
Title: Past Institutes and Workshops
Author: Various
Abstract: Past programming included a variety of subjects including Texas and United States History, Civics, and Literature.
Date Range: 2004-2020
Location: Various
Primary URL: https://www.humanitiestexas.org/education/teacher-institutes/past-institutes
Primary URL Description: This page offers descriptions of Humanities Texas's past institutes and seminars for teachers.


Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thons
Grant details: CH-50371-07
Title: Annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thons
Author: Heather Slania
Abstract: NMWA has held annual Wikipedia Edit-a-thons for Women's History Month since 2012.
Date Range: 2012-Present
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts


The Great War and the Northern Plains, 1914-2014 (46th Annual Dakota Conference)
Grant details: CH-50657-09
Title: The Great War and the Northern Plains, 1914-2014 (46th Annual Dakota Conference)
Author: Harry F. Thompson
Abstract: The 46th Annual Dakota Conference examined the impact on the Northern Plains of World War I. More than 70 presentations were made, and 240 attended.
Date Range: 4/25-26/2014
Location: Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
Primary URL: http://www.augie.edu/cws


Where the West Begins? Geography, Identity, and Promise (47th Annual Dakota Conference)
Grant details: CH-50657-09
Title: Where the West Begins? Geography, Identity, and Promise (47th Annual Dakota Conference)
Author: Harry F. Thompson
Abstract: The 47th Dakota Conference examined such issues as geography, identity, and promise related to the Midwest, Great Plains, and West. More than 70 presentations were made, and 240 people attended.
Date Range: 4/24-25/2015
Location: Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD
Primary URL: http://www.augie.edu/cws


"Fields of Vision: The Material and Visual Culture of New England, 1600-1830"
Grant details: CH-50824-11
Title: "Fields of Vision: The Material and Visual Culture of New England, 1600-1830"
Author: Martha J. McNamara, Wellesley College
Author: Georgia B. Barnhill, AAS
Abstract: Given the explosion of scholarship in cultural history over the past twenty-five years, what now is the place of objects in the study of the past? What role do material and visual culture studies play in scholarly conversations that range over topics as diverse as race, sexuality, gender, nationalism, ethnicity, power and global interaction? In turn, in the face of increasingly trans-national scholarship in early America what can we gain from attention paid to a single region and its artifacts?
Date Range: 2007
Location: Worcester, MA
Primary URL: http://www.chavic.org/Pastconferences2007.htm
Primary URL Description: Conference schedule and participants


"Home, School, Play, Work: The Visual and Textual Worlds of Children"
Grant details: CH-50824-11
Title: "Home, School, Play, Work: The Visual and Textual Worlds of Children"
Author: Patricia Crain, New York University, Chair
Abstract: Papers addressed aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth-century textual, visual, or material culture that related to the experience or representation of childhood.
Date Range: 2008
Location: Worcester, MA
Primary URL: http://www.chavic.org/Pastconferences2008.htm
Primary URL Description: Conference brochure


"Destined for Men: Visual Materials for Male Audiences, 1750-1880"
Grant details: CH-50824-11
Title: "Destined for Men: Visual Materials for Male Audiences, 1750-1880"
Author: Joshua Brown, executive director of the American Social History Project, located in the Graduate Cen
Abstract: Through the emergence of women's studies programs in academic institutions in the past generation or two, many aspects of women’s lives have been documented through publications and academic courses. The third conference of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture focuses not on women but on men. Looking at examples of visual materials of and for men is a way to look at a different gendered audience. In the literature on American graphic materials, little has been written about the audience for historical images. The papers presented at this conference begin to address this need.
Date Range: 2009
Location: Worcester, MA
Primary URL: http://www.chavic.org/Pastconferences2009.htm
Primary URL Description: Conference brochure


"History Prints: Fact and Fiction”
Grant details: CH-50824-11
Title: "History Prints: Fact and Fiction”
Author: Mark Thistlethwaite, Professor of art history, TCU, an authority on history painting
Abstract: One question that often surfaces about historical prints is the accuracy of images. Did makers of nineteenth-century city view portray cities as they actually were? Do history prints present myths or truth? How often did print publishers gloss over reality to present heroism or an optimistic view of society? The Fourth CHAViC Conference seeks to address some of these questions among others. The presentations by scholars from a variety of disciplines addressed American identity consumption of historical prints, reform prints, artistic license, the exchange of imagery between America and Europe, the distribution of urban imagery on Staffordshire pottery, and presidential portraiture.
Date Range: 2010
Primary URL: http://www.chavic.org/Pastconferences2010.htm
Primary URL Description: Conference brochure


"Interpreting Historical Images for Teaching & Research"
Grant details: CH-50824-11
Title: "Interpreting Historical Images for Teaching & Research"
Author: David Jaffee, professor of early American history and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center f
Abstract: This seminar enabled participants to take advantage of the AAS collection of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century prints, maps, sheet music covers, and ephemera of all kinds. There were guided tutorials as well as hands-on explorations of a topic of specific interest. Topics included colonial prints, antebellum images of Native Americans, western landscape photography, chromolithography, and the etching revival. Participants were able to pursue research in the AAS collection as a part of the seminar.
Date Range: 2009
Location: Worcester, MA
Primary URL: http://www.chavic.org/Pastseminar2009.htm
Primary URL Description: Seminar description on AAS website


"Interpreting Historical Images for Teaching & Research"
Grant details: CH-50824-11
Title: "Interpreting Historical Images for Teaching & Research"
Author: David Jaffee, professor of early American history and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center f
Abstract: Sessions at this summer seminar will focus on the history of print production in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; interpreting portrait paintings, prints, and photographs; "reading" illustrations in popular journals; and related topics. Participants will also have access to the Society's varied collections of visual materials to pursue their own interests.
Date Range: June 20-25, 2010
Location: Worcester, MA
Primary URL: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/chavicsummer2010.htm
Primary URL Description: Seminar description on AAS website


"Picturing Reform: How Images Transformed America, 1830-1880"
Grant details: CH-50824-11
Title: "Picturing Reform: How Images Transformed America, 1830-1880"
Author: Louis P. Masur, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of American Institutions and Values at Trinity C
Abstract: Sessions at this summer seminar will focus on the history of print production in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; interpreting portrait paintings, prints, and photographs; "reading" illustrations in popular journals; and related topics.
Date Range: June 19-24, 2011
Location: Worcester, MA
Primary URL: http://www.americanantiquarian.org/chavicsummer2011.htm
Primary URL Description: Seminar description on AAS website


Conference: Educating Harlem: Histories of Teaching and Learning in a 20th Century Community
Grant details: CH-50926-12
Title: Conference: Educating Harlem: Histories of Teaching and Learning in a 20th Century Community
Author: Ansley Erickson, Assistant Professor, Program in History and Education, Columbia Teachers College
Author: Ernest Morrell, Professor of Education, Director IUME, Columbia Teachers College
Abstract: A public conference, presenting new research by scholars from across the country about the history of education and community in 20th century Harlem. The conference was organized by Ansley Erickson and Ernest Morrell, co-directors of Educating Harlem, in collaboration with the Institute of Minority and Urban Education, the Center on History and Education, and the Program in History and Education at Teachers College.
Date Range: 10/02/2014
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University.
Primary URL: http://https://researchblogs.cul.columbia.edu/educatingharlem/lecture-series/
Primary URL Description: Conference page of the website of Educating Harlem. The conference agenda may be viewed here.
Secondary URL: http://http://www.tc.columbia.edu/che/
Secondary URL Description: Website of the Teachers College Center on History and Education, which notes all events in collaboration with Educating Harlem.


Educating Harlem: Histories of Teaching and Learning in an American Community
Grant details: CH-50926-12
Title: Educating Harlem: Histories of Teaching and Learning in an American Community
Author: Ernest Morrell, Professor of Education, English Education, Director of IUME, Teachers College
Author: Ansley Erickson, Assistant Professor of Education, History and Education, Columbia Teachers College
Abstract: A conference for scholars from across the country engaged in works-in-progress about the history of education and community in 20th Century Harlem. Educating Harlem is a project organized in collaboration with the Institute for Urban and Minority Education, the Center on History and Education, and the Program in History and Education at Columbia Teachers College, to investigate the history of education, broadly defined, in that community.
Date Range: October 10-11, 2013
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
Primary URL: http://https://researchblogs.cul.columbia.edu/educatingharlem/conference/conference2013/
Primary URL Description: Conference page of the website of Educating Harlem: Histories of Learning and Schooling in an American Community. A description of the conference and call for papers may be viewed here.
Secondary URL: http://events in collaboration with Educating Harlem. http://www.tc.columbia.edu/che/
Secondary URL Description: Website of the Teachers College Center on History and Education, which notes all events in collaboration with Educating Harlem.


Think Tank on Historical Illiteracy
Grant details: CH-50926-12
Title: Think Tank on Historical Illiteracy
Author: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library
Author: Teachers College Center on History and Education
Abstract: The Teachers College Center on History and Education and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture convened a group of historians and educators to address the issue of growing historical illiteracy among K-12 learners. Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, gave opening remarks. The discussion that followed, which was video recorded, elaborated on the role historical literacy plays in challenging American social and economic inequality. Participants identified the local level as the entry point for engaging young learners in the study of history as it matters to the quality of their lives and communities.
Date Range: February 2, 2014
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
Primary URL: http://www.tc.columbia./che/
Primary URL Description: Teachers College Center on History and Education website. Video recording of the think tank is available on the site.


Historical Literacy Matters: Developing Civic Capacity in Learners
Grant details: CH-50926-12
Title: Historical Literacy Matters: Developing Civic Capacity in Learners
Author: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, The New York Public Library
Author: Teachers College Center on History and Education
Author: New York City Department of Education, Department of Social Studies
Abstract: Cosponsored professional development day for New York City public high school teachers. The daylong event explored the meaning of historical literacy and examined inquiry-based teaching models for the high school classroom. Presentations by scholars, open dialogue with event participants, and breakout sessions addressed the construction of the American historical narrative, archival research and the politics of the historical record, and how historical literacy matters as a foundation for the development of engaged civic participation in learners.
Date Range: February 1, 2016
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University.
Primary URL: http://tc.columbia/che/
Primary URL Description: Website of the Center on History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Secondary URL: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/historical-literacy-matters-developing-civic-capacity-in-learners-registration-1996704898
Secondary URL Description: Secondary URL is for Eventbrite. The announcement of and registration for the event was organized by the NYC Department of Education, Social Studies Department and posted on Eventbrite.


Reading Buildings/Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis
Grant details: CH-50926-12
Title: Reading Buildings/Reading History: Integrating Literacy Skills through Historical Building Analysis
Author: Christina Dobbs, Clinical Assistant Professor, English Education, Boston University
Author: Christine Baron, Assistant Professor,Program in Social Studies Education, Teachers College, CU
Abstract: While many social studies and language arts teachers use close reading strategies with documents to develop historical thinking, traditional texts often serve as a barrier for students who struggle with reading, particularly non-native English speakers or students with language-based learning disabilities. In this workshop, practicing classroom teachers learned how to develop historical thinking skills through the analysis of historical buildings. Drawing on literacy theory and practice, the workshop demonstrated how the process of historical building analysis supports students' development of higher order thinking skills and meets Common Core State Standards.
Date Range: October 17 and 23, 2015
Location: Teachers College, Columbia University
Primary URL: http://tc. columbia.edu/che/
Primary URL Description: Website for Center on History and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Secondary URL: http://http://www.tc.columbia.edu/continuing-professional-studies/conferences-programs-workshops/all-offerings/reading-buildings/
Secondary URL Description: Website for Office of Continuing Professional Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University. The office handled the promotion of and registration for the workshop.


Outside the Kaiserreich: The German Diaspora in the World War I Era
Grant details: CH-50975-13
Title: Outside the Kaiserreich: The German Diaspora in the World War I Era
Author: Cora Lee Kluge
Author: Mark Louden
Author: Werner Sollors
Author: Walter Kamphoefner
Author: Felecia Lucht
Author: Sarah Panter
Author: Pamela Potter
Author: Julie Allen
Author: Stefan Manz
Author: Winson Chu
Author: Weijia Li
Author: Duane Stolzfus
Abstract: In October 2015, the Max Kade Institute organized a three-day interdisciplinary symposium to look at the complex situations and dynamics of societies with German populations on the periphery or outside the borders of the German Empire at a time of global armed conflict. Presentations addressed questions of ethnic, national, and personal identity; concepts of loyalty and duty; different political reactions to ethnic minorities in different countries; interactions among different ethnic minorities; language maintenance and language shift; the effects of the war on religious and cultural traditions; rural and urban divides; and other topics. The event was free and open to the public. It was held at the Max Kade Institute/ University Club and the University Pyle Center
Date Range: October 8 -10, 2015
Location: Max Kade Institute, University Club and Pyle Center, University of Wisconsin Madison
Primary URL: http://mki.wisc.edu/content/their-own-words-german-americans-world-war-i-era
Primary URL Description: "Outside the Kaiserreich: The German Diaspora in the World War I Era" event page, including program and schedule.


People of Faith, Languages of Tradition: Germanic Heritage Languages among Christians and Jews
Grant details: CH-50975-13
Title: People of Faith, Languages of Tradition: Germanic Heritage Languages among Christians and Jews
Author: Mark L. Louden
Author: Heinrich Siemens
Author: Christopher Cox
Author: Jürg Fleischer
Author: Miriam Isaacs
Author: Joshua Brown
Author: Lynn Marcus Miller
Author: Steven Hartman Kaiser
Author: Tony Waldner
Author: Guido Seiler
Author: Henry Sapoznik
Author: Sunny Yudkoff
Abstract: Of the approximately 7,000 languages spoken around the world today, more than half are likely to no longer be spoken actively by the turn of the next century. In almost every case, these languages are spoken by groups of people, often indigenous, who are minorities in the larger societies in which they live. There are, however, a small group of minority languages that are not endangered and which in fact are enjoying robust vitality. In North America there are four such languages, which are spoken in conservative Christian and Jewish religious communities: Pennsylvania Dutch (Amish and Old Order Mennonites); Mennonite Low German (Old Colony Mennonites); Hutterite German (Hutterites); and Yiddish (Haredi Jews). The growth of these groups is exponential due to the twin factors of high birth rates and low attrition, thereby ensuring the sociolinguistic health of the languages they speak. This symposium will bring together an international group of researchers specializing in these languages with Amish, Mennonite, Hutterite, and Haredi community members to explore sociolinguistic aspects of the social-spiritual identities of these faith groups. On Thursday evening, March 30, the symposium will open with a panel discussion of community members moderated by MKI Director Mark Louden, followed by a reception. (University Club) Friday morning and afternoon and Saturday morning will feature 45-minute presentations by the invited speakers. (Pyle Center) On Friday evening, we will have a reading of literary works in the four languages that evoke the themes of the symposium. English translations will be projected onto a screen for the benefit of the attendees. (Pyle Center)
Date Range: March 30 - April 1, 2017
Location: UW-Madison Campus: Max Kade Institute, University Club, Pyle Center
Primary URL: http://https://mki.wisc.edu/events/2017/people-faith-languages-tradition-germanic-heritage-languages-among-christians-and-jews
Primary URL Description: Conference URL with links to program and abstracts


WeLead: Youth Powered Conversations
Grant details: CH-51244-15
Title: WeLead: Youth Powered Conversations
Author: Eric Gold
Abstract: Article written by Eric Gold on WeLead, a youth program by Oregon Humanities to teach facilitation of difficult dialogue surrounding community issues.
Date Range: 5/1/16-5/31/16
Location: Portland
Primary URL: https://www.oregonhumanities.org/rll/beyond-the-margins/taking-the-lead/
Primary URL Description: Link to article on the Oregon Humanities page that talks about the WeLead program


Oregon Humanities Conversation Project
Grant details: CH-51244-15
Title: Oregon Humanities Conversation Project
Author: Ben Waterhouse
Abstract: Tyler White who attended WeLead as a youth and is now a facilitator for the Conversation Project, another of Oregon Humanities programs targetted at facilitating community dialogue surrounding difficult issues.
Date Range: 8/31/08
Location: Portland
Primary URL: https://www.oregonhumanities.org/rll/magazine/turn/engaging-as-fellow-humans/
Primary URL Description: Article about a WeLead alum who became a Conversations Project facilitator. Shows that these two programs are active and working well together to create sustained humanities conversations. Ben Waterhouse is the Oregon Humanities staff member who wrote the article 8/31/21.


Bridging Oregon
Grant details: CH-51244-15
Title: Bridging Oregon
Author: Jennifer Alkezweeny
Abstract: Information on Oregon Humanities program, Bridging Oregon, which sought to bring together diverse audiences for conversation and understanding.
Date Range: 2018-2019
Location: Portland
Primary URL: http://oregonhumanities.org/programs/past/bridging-oregon-past/
Primary URL Description: Information from Oregon Humanities website on this program. It looks like it only ran for one year.


Best Practices for Digital Scholarship (Year 1: Networking and publishing)
Grant details: CHA-261908-19
Title: Best Practices for Digital Scholarship (Year 1: Networking and publishing)
Author: Sarah Whitcher Kansa
Author: Charles E. Jones
Abstract: Best Practices for Digital Scholarship is a 3-year session co-organized by Sarah Whitcher Kansa (AAI / Open Context) and Charles E. Jones (Pennsylvania State University Libraries) for the American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) annual meeting. Year 1 theme: Networking and publishing: navigating social media, conventional publishing, and digital dissemination services.
Date Range: November 2019
Location: San Diego, CA


Best Practices for Digital Scholarship (Year 2: Integrating Specialist Data with Excavation Data)
Grant details: CHA-261908-19
Title: Best Practices for Digital Scholarship (Year 2: Integrating Specialist Data with Excavation Data)
Author: Charles Jones (Penn State University) and Sarah Whitcher Kansa (AAI / Open Context), co-organizers
Abstract: The second year of this session focuses on the challenges and approaches to integrating specialist data with excavation data. As specialist analysis often takes place at a different time and location than the excavation project, the data they produce can easily become "siloed". Speakers will include both specialists (zooarchaeology, plants, ceramics) and excavation directors in order to gain perspectives from excavation and post-excavation settings on the pitfalls of data silos and ways to avoid creating them. (1) How do excavation directors incorporate specialist data into their project databases? (2) What kinds of negotiations occur between directors and specialists to ensure that data are analyzed in a timely manner? (3) What key information do specialists need from excavations in order to create meaningful data? This session is in the format of a workshop in order to promote discussion among panelists and the audience.
Date Range: November 2020
Location: American Schools of Oriental Research annual conference (online)


Local History Mini-Symposium for Women's History Month
Grant details: CZ-50049-04
Title: Local History Mini-Symposium for Women's History Month
Author: Patricia Murphy
Abstract: Oberlin Heritage Center/O.H.I.O. sponsored a mini-symposium at the local public library where two Oberlin College history students, Jillian McFarland and Katharine Healy, presented their research on women's history in Oberlin, Ohio.
Date Range: March 12, 2005
Location: Oberlin Public Library


Should America Promote Democracy Abroad?
Grant details: CZ-50173-08
Title: Should America Promote Democracy Abroad?
Author: Zalmay Khalilzad
Author: Elliott Abrams
Author: Nicholas Burns
Author: John Agresto
Author: Karan Bhatia
Author: Danya Greenfield
Author: James Zogby
Author: Al Hunt
Author: Judy Woodruff
Author: Scott Carpenter
Author: Anthony Cordesman
Author: Charles Kesler
Author: Michael O'Hanlon
Author: Tony Smith
Author: Nadia Diuk
Author: Morton Halperin
Author: Adam Przeworski
Author: John D. Sullivan
Author: Les Campbell
Author: Tom Garrett
Author: Melinda Haring
Author: David Kramer
Author: Jamila Raqib
Author: Larry Diamond
Abstract: Held over the course of three days, the conference took place on the Kenyon campus in Gambier, Ohio, and involved broad student, faculty, and campus participation. The conference included public panels and private discussions, with participants from a variety of fields: journalists, academics from a variety of disciplines, political actors, policy analysts, and representatives of non-governmental organizations involved in the work of democratization. Panels looked at the political, economic, and social aspects of democracy, as well as how or to what extent the promotion of democracy coheres with the principles and values of the United States. While recent developments in the Middle East made the conference topic timely, panelists considered a broad spectrum of regions and questions, including: What are the prospects for democracy in the Middle East, after the Arab Spring? Is it in America's national security interest to promote democracy abroad? What can we learn from experiences with democracy promotion outside the Middle East? What are the underpinnings or prerequisites of successful liberal democracies? What are the practical impediments to the further spread of democracy?
Date Range: April 12-14, 2012
Location: Kenyon College, Gambier, OH
Primary URL: http://www.kenyon.edu/x58399.xml
Primary URL Description: Conference overview with links to videos and speaker biographies, as well as schedule of events.


The Politics of Economic Inequality conference welcome
Grant details: CZ-50173-08
Title: The Politics of Economic Inequality conference welcome
Author: Senator Sherrod Brown
Abstract: Senator Sherrod Brown's video message, kicking off the Center for the Study of American Democracy's 2014 conference, "The Politics of Economic Inequality."
Date Range: 4/8/14
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiQE45gp2nU


The Politics of Economic Inequality conference welcome
Grant details: CZ-50173-08
Title: The Politics of Economic Inequality conference welcome
Author: Senator Rob Portman
Abstract: Senator Rob Portman's video message, kicking of the Center for the Study of American Democracy's 2014 conference, The Politics of Economic Inequality.
Date Range: 4/8/14
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atXxyVYZn5Q


Douglas Holtz-Eakin: Keynote Address, The Politics of Economic Inequality
Grant details: CZ-50173-08
Title: Douglas Holtz-Eakin: Keynote Address, The Politics of Economic Inequality
Author: Douglas Holtz-Eakin
Abstract: Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former Director of the Congressional Budget Office and chief economic policy adviser to McCain presidential campaign. Introduced by Sean Decatur, President of Kenyon College
Date Range: 4/9/14
Location: Kenyon College
Primary URL: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/7106882/CSADopen
Primary URL Description: Center for the Study of American Democracy Video of Holtz-Eakin keynote address


Panel: Public Policy and Inequality; The Politics of Economic In
Grant details: CZ-50173-08
Title: Panel: Public Policy and Inequality; The Politics of Economic In
Author: William Galston
Author: Suzy Khimm
Author: Ross Eisenbrey
Author: Scott Winship
Abstract: Panel: Public Policy and Inequality 9:15am, Gund Gallery Community Foundation Theater William Galston, Brookings Institution Suzy Khimm, MSNBC Ross Eisenbrey, Economic Policy Institute Scott Winship, Manhattan Institute Moderated by David Rowe, Professor of Political Science Each panelist spoke about their perspectives on inequality—is it something we should be concerned about, what is the evidence, and what is the relationship between economic growth and inequality? Public policies, such as immigration reform and the tax code, illustrated some areas where common ground might be found.
Date Range: 4/10/14
Location: Kenyon College
Primary URL: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/7106882/CSADpanel1
Primary URL Description: Video of Public Policy and Inequality panel at Center for Study of American Democracy conference.


Robert Putnam: Inequality of Opportunity; The Politics of Economic Inequality conference
Grant details: CZ-50173-08
Title: Robert Putnam: Inequality of Opportunity; The Politics of Economic Inequality conference
Author: Robert Putnam
Abstract: "Inequality of Opportunity" • Robert Putnam, Harvard University • Introduced by Max Rappoport (’14) In his Wall Street Journal (April 15, 2014) column, “A Bipartisan Consensus on Income Inequality?” William Galston thoughtfully summarized Robert Putnam’s speech. He wrote that Putnam “spoke movingly about the differences between growing up in securely middle-class families and in families living on the edge of poverty.” Galston added: “It was impossible to come away from Mr. Putnam's talk believing that America's children enjoy anything like equal opportunity to succeed. But one could have reached a similar conclusion—and many did—from Charles Murray's 2012 book Coming Apart, which chronicled the decline of the white working class. Messrs. Murray and Putnam disagree on both diagnosis and prescription: Mr. Murray emphasizes cultural change as a reason for the decline, Mr. Putnam the collapse of the industrial economy. But on the level of describing the gap between top and bottom—qualitative and quantitative—they largely agree. In a country that cares about opportunity, that agreement matters.” This talk was the most popular of all the conference sessions
Date Range: 4/10/14
Location: Kenyon College


Panel: Global Perspectives on Inequality; The Politics of Economic Inequality conference
Grant details: CZ-50173-08
Title: Panel: Global Perspectives on Inequality; The Politics of Economic Inequality conference
Author: Branko Milanovic
Author: Charles Horner
Author: Ben White
Abstract: Panel: Global Perspectives on Inequality • Branko Milanovic, City University of New York • Charles Horner, Hudson Institute • Ben White (‘94), Politico • Moderated by Jan Thomas, Associate Provost and Professor of Sociology The panel addressed a range of global economic topics, including the gap between rich and poor countries, the rise of China’s middle class, as well as how economic policies in the U.S., such as free trade agreements, affect other economies around the world. Attendance: 80.
Date Range: 4/10/14
Location: Kenyon College
Primary URL: http://http://new.livestream.com/accounts/7106882/CSADpanel2
Primary URL Description: Video of panel discussion, Center for the Study of American Democracy


Panel: Public Narratives about Inequality; The Politics of Economic Inequality
Grant details: CZ-50173-08
Title: Panel: Public Narratives about Inequality; The Politics of Economic Inequality
Author: Ross Douthat
Author: Jim Tankersley
Author: Lizzie O'Leary
Abstract: Panel: Public Narratives about Inequality • Ross Douthat, New York Times • Jim Tankersley, Washington Post • Lizzie O’Leary, Marketplace • Moderated by Jay Corrigan, Professor of Economics This standing-room-only panel event highlighted challenges of reporting on economic inequality—from the concern that politicians dictate the terms of the debate to the depth of coverage. Douthat, for example, noted that narratives told about individual experiences with poverty don’t always discuss other ways that individuals are helped, such as the lowered costs of goods. Attendance: 150.
Date Range: 4/10/14
Location: Kenyon College
Primary URL: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/7106882/CSADjournalists
Primary URL Description: Video of panel discussion, Center for the Study of American Democracy


Austan Goolsbee: Inequality and the Market; keynote address at the Politics of Economic Inequality conference
Grant details: CZ-50173-08
Title: Austan Goolsbee: Inequality and the Market; keynote address at the Politics of Economic Inequality conference
Author: Austan Goolsbee
Abstract: "Inequality and the Market" • Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to President Obama • Introduced by Eleanor Ritchie (‘14) As a counterpoint to the Holz-Eakin talk the night before, Goolsbee argued that income inequality does exist and that government should intervene through such measures as education support, infrastructure investment, and tax reforms, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit. Both Goolsbee and Holtz-Eakin served as advisors to presidential candidates during 2008 and frequently faced each other on talk shows, making for a lively contrast in both talks. Attendance: 350.
Date Range: 4/10/14
Location: Kenyon College
Primary URL: http://new.livestream.com/accounts/7106882/CSADgoolsbee
Primary URL Description: Video of Austan Goolsbee keynote address; Center for the Study of American Democracy


The Worlds of Thaddeus Stevens & James Buchanan: Race, Gender, & Politics in the Civil War Era
Grant details: CZ-50206-09
Title: The Worlds of Thaddeus Stevens & James Buchanan: Race, Gender, & Politics in the Civil War Era
Abstract: The Symposium will use both Congressman Stevens and President Buchanan as unique lenses through which to examine nineteenth-century political history with an in-depth look at party formation and re-formation; slavery, race and Civil Rights; and the shifting role of gender in nineteenth-century politics. Through the exploration and discussion of these issues, participants will gain a broader understanding of how social mores, geographic borders, and place influenced the policies and politicians of the United States in the critical years leading up to and following the Civil War.
Date Range: September 18-19, 2015
Location: Lancaster Campus of History, Lancaster PA
Primary URL: http://lancasterhistory.org/events/president-james-buchanan-national-symposium
Primary URL Description: Symposium home page, from which a brochure may be downloaded and schedule viewed.


STEAMed Rice 2015
Grant details: CZ-50300-13
Title: STEAMed Rice 2015
Author: Eliza Reilly, expert presenter
Abstract: STEaM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, arts, and Math. The STEaM Events at Montgomery College are designed to explore the intersection of STEM fields with the humanities through different topics. "Exploring the Intersection between STEM and Humanities Through Food occured Friday, March 27, 2015. Pairs of faculty (one STEM, one Humanities) served as table leaders. Each pair chose a topic related to Food, STEM and the Humanities. This pair of faculty facilitated discussion on the selected topic with the attendees at their table.
Date Range: Friday, March 27, 2015
Location: Montgomery College, MD
Primary URL: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department4.aspx?id=80074
Primary URL Description: STEAMed Rice 2015


Humanities Days 2014
Grant details: CZ-50300-13
Title: Humanities Days 2014
Abstract: Humanities Days is a collaboration with other entities and many individual faculty and staff at Montgomery College to bring to each campus a film series and a full day of presentations and workshops. Humanities Days events culminate in a capstone event featuring a distinguished speaker and a performance.
Date Range: October 20-24, 2014
Location: Montgomery College, MD
Primary URL: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/globalhumanities/humanities-day/
Primary URL Description: Humanities Days


Humanities Days 2013
Grant details: CZ-50300-13
Title: Humanities Days 2013
Abstract: Humanities Days is a collaboration with other entities and many individual faculty and staff at Montgomery College to bring to each campus a film series and a full day of presentations and workshops. Humanities Days events culminate in a capstone event featuring a distinguished speaker and a performance.
Date Range: October 16-17, 2013
Location: Montgomery College, MD
Primary URL: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/globalhumanities/humanities-day/
Primary URL Description: Humanities Days


Memorandum of Understanding with Xian University
Grant details: CZ-50300-13
Title: Memorandum of Understanding with Xian University
Author: Global Humanities Institute, Montgomery College
Author: Xian University, China
Abstract: In September 2013, Dr. DeRionne Pollard, Montgomery College president; Dr Judy Ackerman, vice president and provost at the Rockville Campus; Dr Rita Kranidis, professor of English and director of the Global Humanities Institute (GHI); and other members of the College attended a meeting that forged a relationship with Xian University in Xian, China, home of the terracotta warriors. The partnership was initiated by Dr. Kranidis in the fulfillment of the institute's grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Montgomery County, which has selected Xian for its Sister Cities program, assisted with this effort in many ways. The Memorandum of Understanding includes provisions for a series of seminars and colloquia between humanities faculty at Xian University and Montgomery College, to be carried out when the GHI will sponsor travel to China for fifteen faculty, staff, and administrators. Topics for these discussions will include the cultural value of the humanities in China and in the United States, views on need for global curricula, and public arts and humanities programs. Additionally, the MOU opens the possibility of future student and faculty exchanges. Xian University has a strong commitment to history, cultural preservation and study, and is thus the ideal partner for the work of the Global Humanities Institute.
Date Range: 2013-2017
Location: Montgomery College, MD; Xian University, China
Primary URL: http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/EDU/Department4.aspx?id=57942
Primary URL Description: Memorandum of Understanding with Xian University


Digital Resources for Historical Research
Grant details: EE-50022-04
Title: Digital Resources for Historical Research
Author: Massimo Riva
Abstract: A presentation of the VHL and the Garibaldi & the Risorgimento project as a platform for collaborative research in the history of culture.
Date Range: 3-29-2010
Location: École Normale Superieure


Univeristy of Notre Dame -- Philosophy as a Way of Life Project
Grant details: EH-256890-17
Title: Univeristy of Notre Dame -- Philosophy as a Way of Life Project
Author: Meghan Sullivan
Abstract: The Philosophy as a Way of Life Project is both a website with resources and a blog and a series of annual workshops. Funding for this project comes from the Mellon Foundation, but the impetus and ideas emerged directly from the Summer 2018 NEH Institute, Reviving Philosophy as a Way of Life.
Date Range: June 2019 - June 2021
Primary URL: https://philife.nd.edu/


The Stories of Flannery and Faulkner
Grant details: EH-50075-06
Title: The Stories of Flannery and Faulkner
Abstract: Academic conference about O'Connor that brought back to campus several of the NEH Institute participants. Approx. 350 attendees total. 11 paper presentations were by NEH Institute participants; two other participants were part of a panel of 9 NEH Institute participants who discussed their experiences teaching O'Connor.
Date Range: 2-5 April 2008
Location: GCSU, Milledgeville


Startling Figures: A Celebration of the Legacy of Flannery O'Connor
Grant details: EH-50075-06
Title: Startling Figures: A Celebration of the Legacy of Flannery O'Connor
Abstract: Academic conference on O'Connor which brought back to GCSU several of the 2007 NEH Institute participants, 11 of whom presented papers. Total conference attendance approx. 450.
Date Range: 13-16 Apr. 2011
Location: GCSU, Milledgeville, GA
Primary URL: http://www.gcsu.edu/startlingfigures
Primary URL Description: Contains conference program, registration info, speaker info, etc.


O'Connor sessions at American Literature Association conference
Grant details: EH-50075-06
Title: O'Connor sessions at American Literature Association conference
Author: J. Ramsey Michaels, Linda Rohrer Paige, Carolyn M. Kerr, Barbara Zimmermann Bogue, Roger Stanley
Abstract: Five participants in the NEH O'Connor Institute presented O'Connor papers at the ALA conference in Savannah, Oct. 2010. J. Ramsey Michaels presented "Parker and Sarah Ruth: The New Testament Wedded to the Old," Linda Rohrer Paige presented "Monkeying Around at the Tower: The Pitstop at Red Sammy's in the "'Race" of Man' in Flannery O'Connor's 'A Good Man Is Hard to Find,'" Carolyn M. Kerr presented "Why Do You Call Me Good?" Barbara Zimmermann Bogue presented "Red Sammy: Vital to the Grandmother's Characterization and to the Plot of 'A Good Man Is Hard to Find,'" and Roger Stanley presented "'Europe Act[ing]': Of Trans-conglomeration and Global Branding in a Post-Tower Millenium"
Date Range: 10/8-9/2010
Location: Savannah, GA


"What's a Good Catholic like Flannery O'Connor Doing with a Heretic"
Grant details: EH-50075-06
Title: "What's a Good Catholic like Flannery O'Connor Doing with a Heretic"
Author: Steve Watkins
Abstract: Conference presentation at Rome, Italy, O'Connor conference
Date Range: 2009
Location: Rome, Italy


Modern Jewish Spaces in light of the Venice Ghetto
Grant details: EH-50196
Title: Modern Jewish Spaces in light of the Venice Ghetto
Author: Murray Baumgarten
Abstract: Contemporary globalization brings to the forefront the relation between identity and spatial location; it highlights new and multiple cross-cutting transnational allegiances that bear on central aspects of Jewish identity, which some contemporary writers and researchers have begun to explore and elaborate. The Venice Ghetto raises a range of questions about Modern Jewish Spaces that have played central roles in Jewish and European culture since the Jews were sequestered in the Ghetto at its founding in 1516. The history of the Ghetto, its image and its symbolic resonances have generated different models that have become subtexts of several Modern Jewish Spaces, often implicitly reverted to in desperate Jewish historical moments.
Date Range: Summer 2013
Location: Van Leer Jerusalem Institute


"Reading Race and Political Violence; Flannery O'Connor"
Grant details: EH-50366-13
Title: "Reading Race and Political Violence; Flannery O'Connor"
Author: Alison Staudinger
Abstract: Panel organized for the American Literature Association annual conference in May of 2015.
Date Range: May 2015
Location: Boston, MA


The Objects of O’Connor: A Roundtable Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor
Grant details: EH-50366-13
Title: The Objects of O’Connor: A Roundtable Reconsidering Flannery O’Connor
Author: Gina Caison
Abstract: Roundtable organized for the Society for the Study of Southern Literature, March 2016. The organizer also presented a paper during the roundtable about "the feather" in O'Connor.
Date Range: 3/10/2016
Location: Boston University


SESSION: “So Near and yet so foreign: Negotiating Touristic Experience through Design"
Grant details: EH-50424-14
Title: SESSION: “So Near and yet so foreign: Negotiating Touristic Experience through Design"
Author: Sara Desvernine Reed
Abstract: Cuban graphic designer Conrado Massaguer’s promotional advertisement, featuring a voluptuous Cuban woman holding maracas and boasting the slogan, “So near and yet so foreign,” was utilized by the Cuban Tourist Commission in a promotion to its U.S. neighbors in the 1950s. Today, the messages in the promotion are ironically prescient. Normalizing relations between the United States and Cuba has yielded heightened interest among U.S. citizens and already throngs of American tourists have traveled to Cuba, many of whom aim to experience Cuba “before it changes.” But what will shape their experience? Contemporary theories of tourism embrace the concept of a “tourist gaze” as the performative, embodied practices of being a tourist, which are focused on the visual, as well as other sensorial experiences. This panel seeks to address the understudied, though integral, role that design plays in tourism practices. From promotional visual material, to luggage design, to “indigenous” crafts, to hotel furniture and landscaping, how does design mediate the tourist experience? How does design normalize the tourist’s life back home by creating an experience of an other? Likewise, how does design offer a space for locals to exert agency in negotiating their representation? How does design interrogate the dichotomies that are negotiated in touristic experiences--near/far, familiar/foreign, inclusive/exclusive, comfort/discomfort, authentic/inauthentic? Papers may explore the ways in which design, as experienced by any or all of the senses, has either perpetuated the stereotypes of otherness or has contradicted and counteracted these stereotypes.
Date Range: 02/03/2017
Location: New York, New York
Primary URL: http://conference.collegeart.org/schedule/
Primary URL Description: Schedule for the College Art Association Annual Conference


What we read now, What they read then
Grant details: EH-50429-14
Title: What we read now, What they read then
Author: Blurton, Heather
Author: Reynolds, Dwight
Abstract: Medieval texts that exist only in "unica" manuscripts
Date Range: 05/5-6/2017
Location: UC Santa Barbara


The Cold War through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum
Grant details: ES-267085-19
Title: The Cold War through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum
Author: Sher Levinsky-Raskin
Author: Lynda Kennedy
Author: Gerrie Hall
Abstract: The Cold War through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum immersed participating teachers in scholarly historical research as well as the history, artifacts and oral histories in the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum’s collection that embody the Cold War era. Integrating content exploring the historical context of technological innovation, the Institute served a national group of 25 teachers over two weeks in order to deepen their understanding and increase confidence in their ability to explore the subject thoroughly, critically and engagingly with their students.
Date Range: September 2019- August 2020
Location: Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Google Classroom and other digital tools
Primary URL: http://www.intrepidmuseum.org/cold-war-collections
Primary URL Description: Website created for the recruitment of participants with program description as it stood in the pre-pandemic period, scholars and information on how to apply.


Performance Exchange
Grant details: ES-50503-13
Title: Performance Exchange
Abstract: After meeting at the NEH Institute in San Jose, CA, high school teachers Faisal Mohyuddin, Aaron Becker, and John Ehresman conceived of an exchange of three subjects (English, Spanish, Social Studies), three different schools (Evanston Township H.S., North Lawndale College Prep, Highland Park H.S.), and three different demographics. The teachers selected one of their classes of students to participate in the exchange. Each class visited the other schools once, and during that visit, the visiting students were supposed to have created and directed the activities. After the hour's activities, students were assigned a shadow and they attended classes with their partner and lunch as well. After the final school visit, all three groups united at Northwestern University for a "summit," where Lakin Valdez led a performance-based workshop.
Date Range: October 2014 to May 2015
Location: Chicago, IL
Primary URL: http://www.evanstonroundtable.com/main.asp?SectionID=16&SubSectionID=27&ArticleID=9822?


Reconstruction Sesquicentennial Lectures
Grant details: ES-50571-14
Title: Reconstruction Sesquicentennial Lectures
Author: J. Brent Morris
Author: Orville Vernon Burton
Author: Stephen Wise
Abstract: Lecture series, in conjunction with the South Carolina Humanities festival, that focused on the memory and commemoration of the Civil War and Reconstruction Era in American history and culture.
Date Range: June 10-11, 2016
Location: Beaufort, SC
Primary URL: http://schumanities.org/annualevents/humanitiesfestival/
Primary URL Description: SC Humanities festival


Gamelan and Wayang as Inter- and Intra-Cultural Objects
Grant details: FA-232431-16
Title: Gamelan and Wayang as Inter- and Intra-Cultural Objects
Author: Sumarsam
Abstract: Ethnomusicology is often conceived as the study of cultural performances by living musicians and their roles in contemporary society. This implies that the field is lacking interest in historical approach to the formulation of performing arts. I argue that in order to fully understand any forms of contemporary performance genres, it is important to trace their historical formation and transformation. Formation refers to the process of formulating a certain genre in a particular period of history; transformation, the genre continues, change, modify, or disappear in accord with the changes of socio-cultural circumstances. This paper discusses contemporary gamelan and wayang from the above line of thoughts: in what ways and what is the result after the genres have to adjust themselves to certain historical and socio-cultural changes and the changing of artists’ perspectives. Two main processes define the change and continuity of these performance genres: (1) the interaction between Java and other islands in Indonesia (intra-cultural interaction), and (2) the interaction between Java and foreign culture (inter-cultural interaction). I will illustrate the former by examining the dynamic historical relationship between Java and Bali, its impact on performing arts in both regions. For the latter, the relation between the West and Indonesia in the twentieth century will be discussed, particularly its impact on the content and context of contemporary wayang and gamelan.
Date Range: August 27-29, 2017
Location: Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta


True Lies: Threat Conflation and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
Grant details: FA-251744-17
Title: True Lies: Threat Conflation and the 2003 Invasion of Iraq.
Author: Kelly M. Greenhill
Abstract: When uncertainty is high, and verifiable facts are inconvenient or few, how do individuals learn what to fear and how to respond to the threats they have identified? Coupling findings from recent breakthroughs in cognitive science and psychology with theoretical insights from political science, this paper presents a theory to explain how invented, embellished or simply unverified sources of security-related information can be strategically deployed to materially inform and influence public opinion as well as foreign and defense policy formulation and implementation. I show how, by exploiting inherent human cognitive, psychological and biological limitations and predispositions, enterprising actors both inside and outside governments—“merchants of menace,” if you will—can strategically and successfully employ EFI to transform vague, (often) inchoate, and sometimes remote, objective sources of anxiety into proximate, and even existentially menacing, albeit unverifiable, threats to domestic and/or international security. This transmutation happens through a process I call “threat conflation,” which is related to, but distinct from, its heretofore more thoroughly explored cousin “threat inflation.” The theory is then tested using the case of the decision-making process in the lead-up to the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq (and against the most plausible alternative explanations for the invasion).
Date Range: March 2017; April 2017
Location: Baltimore, MD; Clinton, NY


A Likely Story? The Effect of Information Source on the Credibility and Diffusion of Rumors in Conflict Areas
Grant details: FA-251744-17
Title: A Likely Story? The Effect of Information Source on the Credibility and Diffusion of Rumors in Conflict Areas
Author: Kelly M. Greenhill
Author: Ben Oppenheim
Abstract: Rumors are ubiquitous, and their adoption and diffusion have been linked to episodes of political instability, violence and the eruption of war. But not all rumors survive or proliferate, and only some of those that do are disseminated widely enough to influence patterns of collective violence. A critical type of filtering occurs at the individual level: individuals have to assess whether to accept or dismiss new information, and the plausibility and credibility of a rumor’s source are thought to be key factors in this decision-making process. Drawing upon original survey data from civil war affected areas in southern Thailand and the Philippines, this article examines where civilians turn to for information when verifiable facts are in short supply, and explores the impact of information source on the uptake and diffusion of rumors. Existing theories offer competing propositions about the relative importance of elites, the media and social and kinship networks in rumor uptake and diffusion. Our findings suggest that local elites can play a singular role: even though they may rarely be the primary source of unverified information, they are highly influential when they do spread a rumor, particularly one about which they might be expected to have inside knowledge.
Date Range: 2017-18


Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action
Grant details: FA-251744-17
Title: Combating Fake News: An Agenda for Research and Action
Author: See https://shorensteincenter.org/combating-fake-news-agenda-for-research/
Abstract: ecent shifts in the media ecosystem raise new concerns about the vulnerability of democratic societies to fake news and the public’s limited ability to contain it. Fake news as a form of misinformation benefits from the fast pace that information travels in today’s media ecosystem, in particular across social media platforms. An abundance of information sources online leads individuals to rely heavily on heuristics and social cues in order to determine the credibility of information and to shape their beliefs, which are in turn extremely difficult to correct or change. The relatively small, but constantly changing, number of sources that produce misinformation on social media offers both a challenge for real-time detection algorithms and a promise for more targeted socio-technical interventions.
Date Range: February-April 2017
Location: Cambridge and Boston, MA


Information and Other Influence Operations
Grant details: FA-251744-17
Title: Information and Other Influence Operations
Author: Kelly M. Greenhill
Abstract: Office of Net Assessment Meeting on Societal Warfare
Date Range: June 29, 2017
Location: Washington, DC


Combatting Fake News and Other Extra-factual Information
Grant details: FA-251744-17
Title: Combatting Fake News and Other Extra-factual Information
Author: Kelly M. Greenhill
Abstract: Part of DOD's SMA Lecture/Seminar Series
Date Range: June 19, 2017
Location: Virtual/Washington, DC


Another World Is Possible: The Black Radical Life and Legacy of Louise Little
Grant details: FA-252423-17
Title: Another World Is Possible: The Black Radical Life and Legacy of Louise Little
Author: Erik McDuffie
Abstract: This paper examined the dynamic life and grass-roots pan-African activism of Louise Little, the Grenada-born activists best known as the mother of Malcolm X
Date Range: October 18, 2018
Location: Rutgers University
Secondary URL: http://https://history.rutgers.edu/events/calendar/icalrepeat.detail/2018/10/19/885/-/histories-of-radical-black-women-s-symposium?tmpl=component


Sectarian Affiliations and Turkish Iranian Relations
Grant details: FA-252460-17
Title: Sectarian Affiliations and Turkish Iranian Relations
Author: Sabri Ates
Abstract: This paper suggests that the history of Iran–Turkey relations is one of secularisation notwithstanding the intense religious wars that consumed them in the early 16th century and their recent antagonistic projects in places like Syria. Shi'a Iran and the Sunni Ottoman Turks signed their first treaty in 1555 and recognised each other despite their sectarian differences. Subsequently, 10 years before the establishment of the Westphalian state system, the two parties signed a treaty that emphasised the principle of non-interference in each other’s affairs and respect for territorial sovereignty. Iran-Turkey relations thereafter closely mirrored the development of European ideas about territorial sovereignty and non-sectarianism in international relations. The paper concludes that, given this history of secularisation, Iran and Turkey are likely to manage their interstate contention in the long haul.
Date Range: 07/05/2018
Location: Singapore National University


The Voice of Time: Classical German Thought and the Ethics of Progress in W.E.B. Du Bois’s Souls of Black Folk
Grant details: FA-252575-17
Title: The Voice of Time: Classical German Thought and the Ethics of Progress in W.E.B. Du Bois’s Souls of Black Folk
Author: Michael Saman
Abstract: "Wednesday Wisdom" roundtable discussion of German thought in W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk.
Date Range: 02/16/2008
Location: W.E.B. Du Bois Center, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Primary URL: https://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2018/02/umass_great_barrington_celebra.html


“Techné & Histories of Rhetoric"
Grant details: FA-52353-06
Title: “Techné & Histories of Rhetoric"
Author: Janet M. Atwill
Abstract: This lecture surveyed the significance of Aristotle's designation of rhetoric as a techné.
Date Range: 10/15/2006
Location: University of Iowa


“The Soul and the State in Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and Dio Chrysostom"
Grant details: FA-52353-06
Title: “The Soul and the State in Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and Dio Chrysostom"
Author: Janet M. Atwill
Abstract: Dio Chrysostom has been known as the "Stoic Sophist," a student of Musonius Rufus. This paper returned to the stoic treatises of Musonius Rufus and compared his pragmatic interpretation of stoicism with the more ascetic version found in Epictetus.
Date Range: 07/24/2009
Location: International Society for the History of Rhetoric, Montreal


Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier
Grant details: FA-52858-07
Title: Religion, Community, and Slavery on the Colonial Southern Frontier
Author: James Van Horn Melton
Abstract: Invited lecture on my 2016 book by the same title
Date Range: 4/6/2016
Location: Department of History, University of Minnesota Twin-Cities


Schaffe, schaffe, Siedlung baue: Zur deutschsprachigen Migration nach Nordamerika im 18. Jahrhundert
Grant details: FA-52858-07
Title: Schaffe, schaffe, Siedlung baue: Zur deutschsprachigen Migration nach Nordamerika im 18. Jahrhundert
Author: James Van Horn Melton
Abstract: Examines why German-speaking emigrants to British America were economically successful in the New World.
Date Range: 9 July 2015
Location: Lehrstuehl fuer Europaeische Ethnologie und Volkskunde, Universitaet Augsburg


In a Future Tense: Immigration Law, Counterfactual Histories, and Chinese Invasion
Grant details: FA-55067-10
Title: In a Future Tense: Immigration Law, Counterfactual Histories, and Chinese Invasion
Author: Edlie Wong
Abstract: Invited to give the William Bennett Munro Memorial Seminar at the California Institute of Technology.
Date Range: May 18, 2012
Location: California Institute of Technology
Primary URL: http://www.caltech.edu/content/william-bennett-munro-memorial-seminar-4
Primary URL Description: CalTech Calendar of Events


Futures Past: Counterfactual Histories and Comparative Racialization in the Chinese Invasion Novel
Grant details: FA-55067-10
Title: Futures Past: Counterfactual Histories and Comparative Racialization in the Chinese Invasion Novel
Author: Edlie Wong
Abstract: Invited to give one day seminar and talk on current research at Pennsylvania State University as part of English Department's Imaginary Vistas Series.
Date Range: February 24, 2012
Location: Pennsylvania State University
Primary URL: http://english.la.psu.edu/events/imaginary-vistas-series-to-present-edlie-wong
Primary URL Description: Penn State University English Department Events


"Visual Rhetoric and Reform in Medieval Rome,"
Grant details: FA-55234-10
Title: "Visual Rhetoric and Reform in Medieval Rome,"
Author: Maureen C. Miller
Abstract: Chapter of "Vestire la Chiesa" discussing the relationship between changes in clerical attire in the city of Rome and the reform movements of the 11th c.
Date Range: 10/26/2013
Location: Huntington Library, Pasadena, CA


Grupo 'intertextualidade na literatura latina' / research group 'intertextuality in Latin literature'
Grant details: FA-57324-13
Title: Grupo 'intertextualidade na literatura latina' / research group 'intertextuality in Latin literature'
Author: Stephen Hinds
Author: Stephen Harrison
Abstract: In November 2014, as part of a ‘double act’ with another senior poetic Latinist, from Oxford, I made an invited research visit to the University of Campinas in São Paulo Province, Brazil, one of the major centers of a recent nationwide expansion in Brazilian Classics, for a two-day event on poetic intertextuality in which we each gave two papers and offered consultations to the department's graduate students about international contexts for their research. My hosts had just completed a research project on the early 19th century translation of Virgil’s Aeneid into Brazilian Portuguese by Odorico Mendes, a founding event for the establishment of transatlantic Portuguese as a language with an identity and prestige separable from its European counterpart. This was an apt project for the growing Campinas department, in which, even now, a characteristic MA assignment is to produce an annotated translation of an ancient work not previously translated into Brazilian Portuguese, both as a kind of advanced basic training in Classics and as a visionary attempt to restore ancient Greek and Latin texts to the mainstream of modern Brazilian learned literary culture; the PhD assignment, after the MA, adds a research monograph to complete a published ‘package’. A week spent hovering between Latin, English and (through interpreters) Portuguese was fascinating in itself and as living context for my own research project on Poetry across Languages; and, unexpectedly, the Campinas team turned out to be the ideal audience for my work in progress on Wordsworth’s Aeneid.
Date Range: 11/17/14-11/18/14
Location: University of Campinas, Brazil


Religious Affections in Colonial North America
Grant details: FA-58221-15
Title: Religious Affections in Colonial North America
Author: Abram Van Engen
Author: Caroline Wigginton
Abstract: This was a special conference, co-organized by myself and Caroline Wigginton and hosted by the Huntington Library, on the topic of religious affections in early America. (It flowed from my work on Winthrop's sermon and its language of sympathy.)
Date Range: January 27-28, 2017
Location: Huntington Library
Primary URL: http://www.huntington.org/religiousaffections/


Slavery and Freedom in Concord, MA
Grant details: FB-52999-07
Title: Slavery and Freedom in Concord, MA
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: Making Freedom: Evolution and Revolution in the Realization of an American Ideal is a three-year, $979,475 Teaching American History (TAH) grant through the United States Department of Education. This award will enable five partnering public school districts—Burlington, Bedford, Lexington, Woburn, and Somerville–to appreciably strengthen their programs to teach traditional American history as a separate academic subject in grades three to five and eight to eleven. "Doing Massachusetts History: 1620-1812" was one of the seminars offered in the summer of 2011. "Slavery and Freedom in Concord, MA" was taught as part of that seminar.
Date Range: 08/19/2011
Location: Minute Man National Historical Park, Concord, MA
Primary URL: http://info.tahmakingfreedom.org/?page_id=423
Primary URL Description: Course Descriptions for the "Making Freedom" program.


Teaching Massachusetts Slavery
Grant details: FB-52999-07
Title: Teaching Massachusetts Slavery
Author: Elise Lemire
Abstract: Part of a Teachers Summer Institute at the Museum of African American History in Boston, MA
Date Range: 06/30/2011
Location: Museum of African American History
Primary URL: http://www.maah.org/education.htm
Primary URL Description: Educational Programs page at the Museum of African American History's website


“The Countess and the Soldier’s Wife: How the Great War Transformed Women: Petrograd 1914-1917”
Grant details: FB-53760-08
Title: “The Countess and the Soldier’s Wife: How the Great War Transformed Women: Petrograd 1914-1917”
Author: Adele Lindenmeyr
Abstract: The presentation offered a new understanding of the effects of World War I on Russian women by examining relief to victims of the war on the home front, particularly the system of state allowances paid to the wives and families of soldiers. The provision of war-related relief emancipated and radicalized both the upper- and middle-class women who administered the system, and the soldiers’ wives they interacted with.
Date Range: September 28, 2015 (Penn State) - October 2, 2015 (Harvard)
Location: Pennsylvania State University History Department; Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University


"Countess Sofia Vladimirovna Panina in the History of Russian Philanthropy and Democracy"
Grant details: FB-53760-08
Title: "Countess Sofia Vladimirovna Panina in the History of Russian Philanthropy and Democracy"
Author: Adele Lindenmeyr
Abstract: Countess Sofia Vladimirovna Panina deserves attention as an individual whose significance is considerable not only for modern Russian social and political history, but also for the history of social reform, women’s rights, and humanitarian aid to refugees in the 20th century. This paper provided an overview of several of the events that had the most influence on her life, and analyzed her transformation from a wealth heiress into a liberal and a democrat.
Date Range: May 29-31, 2011
Location: Moscow, the Solzhenitsyn Institute for the Study of the Russian Emigration


Simpósio Diálogo Brasil/EUA em História Ambiental: Definindo Agendas e Estratégias de Pesquisa em Comum
Grant details: FB-55007-10
Title: Simpósio Diálogo Brasil/EUA em História Ambiental: Definindo Agendas e Estratégias de Pesquisa em Comum
Author: Lise Sedrez
Abstract: I have organized this international symposium which, indirectly, was a by-product of my grant.
Date Range: March 12-15, 2013
Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Primary URL: http://labhe.historia.ufrj.br/


Ernest Hemingway in Chicago
Grant details: FB-55474-11
Title: Ernest Hemingway in Chicago
Author: Liesl Olson
Abstract: I gave the plenary talk at International Ernest Hemingway Conference, which was held in Oak Park IL in July 2016.
Date Range: July 18, 2016
Location: Oak Park, IL--Dominican University


Modernism and the Ephemeral
Grant details: FB-55474-11
Title: Modernism and the Ephemeral
Author: Liesl Olson
Abstract: I was invited to the Wolfsonian Museum-Florida International University to discuss the significance of the Chicago designer Will Bradley. I also led a seminar that focused on the "little magazines" of modernism.
Date Range: March, 2016.
Location: Miami Beach, FLA.


Symbolic Worlds and Everyday Lives: New Directions in Vijayanagara Research
Grant details: FB-55612-11
Title: Symbolic Worlds and Everyday Lives: New Directions in Vijayanagara Research
Author: Valerie Stoker
Author: Ilanit Loewy Shacham
Author: Kathleen Morrison
Abstract: This workshop brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines who work on diverse aspects of the Vijayanagara Empire. While the field of Vijayanagara studies has enjoyed a long period of productive interdisciplinary collaboration among Indian, European, and North American scholars, this collaboration has tended to focus on the Empire’s material culture. This makes sense in light of the Empire’s extensive art and architectural remains and the voluminous inscriptional records detailing their political, economic, and social significance. As this research on Vijayanagara continues to develop, additional work in Vijayanagara studies is being done in other fields such as literature and religious studies. We propose to conduct a broader interdisciplinary workshop that will expand the types of collaborations on Vijayanagara. The goals of this workshop would be to introduce new scholars and scholarship to the “Vijayanagara scholars” group, and discuss how new findings fit in with previous models. Because the Vijayanagara court’s patronage of a variety of economic, cultural, and religious institutions and networks contributed materially to the theoretical and symbolic worlds depicted in the texts, one goal of the proposed conference would be to explore those connections more deeply. Precisely by examining the specific and dynamic links between material and other forms of culture, we might also seek to question the dichotomy between “textual-based” scholarship as pertaining to a theoretical, symbolic world and “artifact-based” scholarship as pertaining to everyday life.
Date Range: 11/7/15-11/8/15
Location: University of Chicago
Primary URL: https://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/vijayanagara/


Globalization and American Suburbia Since 1970
Grant details: FB-56050-12
Title: Globalization and American Suburbia Since 1970
Author: Becky Nicolaides
Abstract: This invited lecture explored major trends in suburban diversification since 1970, using illustrative examples from Los Angeles.
Date Range: 04/22/2016
Location: Georgia Tech
Primary URL: http://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/54764


Keynote address: Stills from L.A.: Reflections on diversity and the remaking of suburban life
Grant details: FB-56050-12
Title: Keynote address: Stills from L.A.: Reflections on diversity and the remaking of suburban life
Author: Becky Nicolaides
Abstract: This keynote address of the British Association for American Studies Conference described emerging trends in suburban diversity, using Los Angeles as a rich illustrative example.
Date Range: 04/20/2013
Location: University of Exeter, UK
Primary URL: http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/research/conferences/baas2013/


Rectifying Anachronisms in the Samguk sagi’s Representation of Early Korean History
Grant details: FB-56856-13
Title: Rectifying Anachronisms in the Samguk sagi’s Representation of Early Korean History
Author: Jonathan W. Best
Abstract: The twelfth-century Samguk sagi contains annals for all three early Korean kingdoms beginning with their putative foundations in the first century BCE. Yet the evidence of both earlier Chinese histories and peninsular archaeology indicate that the two southernmost of the polities, Silla and Paekche, did not develop as royal states until the fourth century. Consequently, as complimentary as the presumed antiquity of these two kingdoms may have been, it also had the effect of creating an initial void of over three hundred and fifty years in their actual histories. The editors of the Samguk sagi evidently made use of several different strategies to fill the historiographic voids created by the impossibly early foundation dates that they credited to the two southern kingdoms in particular—for instance, the insertion of accounts of celestial phenomena extracted from China’s dynastic histories, including some that could not have been observed anywhere in Korea. Many of the Samguk sagi’s anachronistic entries possess, however, a persuasive “ring” of credibility, exhibiting compelling indicators of historicity such as the inclusion of specific personal names, ranks and places. The entries in this last group have the hallmarks of being antedated reports of bona fide events from the original accounts of the kingdoms. In my presentation, I briefly explain the basic elements of the methodology whereby I rectify the anachronistic dating of entries in the Samguk sagi and then illustrate the virtue of the methodology by applying it to several anomalous entries from the annals of that text.
Date Range: March & July 2013
Location: San Diego, CA (Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting) & Vienna, Austria (Association for Korean Studies in Europe Biennial Meeting)
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Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Grant details: FB-56901-13
Title: Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Author: Alan Kahan
Abstract: A discussion of some points from my forthcoming book
Date Range: 30 April, 2014
Location: King's College, University of London, Intellectual History seminar


Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Grant details: FB-56901-13
Title: Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Author: Alan Kahan
Abstract: Presentation of some of the main themes of my forthcoming books
Date Range: 10 June, 2014
Location: Oxford History of Political Thought Seminar, St. Anne's College, Oxford University


Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Grant details: FB-56901-13
Title: Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Author: Alan Kahan
Abstract: Presentation of some of the main themes of my book
Date Range: 2 June, 2014
Location: European History Seminar, Oriel College, Oxford university


Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Grant details: FB-56901-13
Title: Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Author: Alan Kahan
Abstract: Presentation of some themes from my book
Date Range: 5 March, 2014
Location: Politics Dept. Seminar, University of Hull, UK


Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Grant details: FB-56901-13
Title: Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Author: Alan Kahan
Abstract: Presentation of some themes from my book project
Date Range: 17 February, 2014
Location: John Tudor Memorial Lecture, University of Durham, UK


Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Grant details: FB-56901-13
Title: Tocqueville, Democracy, and Religion
Author: Alan Kahan
Abstract: Presentation of some aspects of my book
Date Range: 20 March, 2014
Location: Graduate History Seminar, Graduate Center of the City University of New York


Was there an Islamo-Mediterranean Culture & When?
Grant details: FB-57108-13
Title: Was there an Islamo-Mediterranean Culture & When?
Author: Karen Pinto
Author: Brian Catlos
Abstract: Given all the work that has been done on the subject in the last decade, that there was an Islamo-Mediterranean culture is undeniable. To mention but a few examples because there are too many to mention. See, for instance, the work of Brian Catlos, Karla Mallette, Sarah Secord-Davis, Jessica Goldberg, Olivia Remie Constable, and other participants of this workshop. What all this research has proven in agreement with Braudel, Goitein, and the other yea-saying scholars of yore is that they were right to see the Mediterranean as a region of intense cultural encounters religious, architectural, textual, mythological, navigational and otherwise. From tinkers, tailors, soldiers, sailors, traders, travelers, pilgrims, crusaders, and other folk, we hear story upon story of one Mediterranean Encounter after another.
Date Range: MEH/MED Middle East History/Mediterranean, The Mediterranean Seminar, Boulder, Colorado


Emancipations, Reconstructions, and Revolutions: African American Politics and U.S. History in the Long 19th Century
Grant details: FB-58325-15
Title: Emancipations, Reconstructions, and Revolutions: African American Politics and U.S. History in the Long 19th Century
Author: Van Gosse
Author: David Waldstreicher
Abstract: A Conference to be held at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and the McNeil Center for Early American Studies of the University of Pennsylvania [February 8-9, 2017] Emancipations, Reconstructions, and Revolutions seeks to gather historians of US politics and African-American life to consider collectively not whether African Americans participated in the politics of the early, ante- and post-bellum republic, but how, when, and with what lasting effects. It will bring together various historiographical revisions now in process, including the recognition that the Civil War and Reconstruction typify rather than divide the middle period of American history. We are on the cusp of a new understanding of our national origins, seeing the American Revolution as a violent civil war shaped in large part by slavery and black participation. The Revolutionary settlement of half-slave and half-free thus defines a first Emancipation and first Reconstruction, part of a single “long” process beginning in the North and culminating in the South. We believe that our understanding of modern African American and U.S. politics will be fruitfully renovated by rethinking prior emancipations and reconstructions, in ways that do not take for granted the nature and outcomes of revolutions that could easily be described as civil wars followed by reconstructions.
Date Range: 2016-2017
Location: Graduate Center of CUNY and McNeil Center of the University of Pennsylvania


"Connected Histories of the Renaissance"
Grant details: FEL-257846-18
Title: "Connected Histories of the Renaissance"
Author: Joel Blecher
Abstract: A preview of the forthcoming book on Islam and the Spice for "Connected Histories of the Renaissance," a summer Institute at Georgetown University for K-12 teachers.
Date Range: 08/03/2020
Location: Zoom (hosted by Georgetown)


Who Cares What "The Federalist Papers" Say?
Grant details: FEL-258145-18
Title: Who Cares What "The Federalist Papers" Say?
Author: Alison L. LaCroix
Abstract: A discussion of the Federalist essays and why they matter today, with special reference to the founding period and the early nineteenth century.
Date Range: 10/31/18
Location: Wisconsin Judicial Conference, Lake Geneva, WI


‘Instrument of Flesh’: The operatic voice in late Ming and early Qing musical culture
Grant details: FEL-262740-19
Title: ‘Instrument of Flesh’: The operatic voice in late Ming and early Qing musical culture
Author: judith Zeitlin
Abstract: In a previous article on theories of the sounding voice in China, I argued that it is only at specific historical moments, in certain kinds of discourse, and for certain kinds of purposes that the human voice is disentangled from a matrix of undifferentiated sound, often by likening the voice to other musical instruments and valorizing it above them. In this talk, I will discuss how the rise of Kun opera (kunqu) in the sixteenth century is another such moment, when the singing voice is explicitly theorized and championed as part of a new art form emphasizing vocal virtuosity and connoisseurship within the entertainment world. To analyze the aesthetic categories and performative context of this musical discourse, I will concentrate on the writings of two key figures: Precepts of the Aria (Qulü), attributed to Wei Liangfu, the shadowy “forefather” of the Kun operatic style, and the personal essays of Pan Zhiheng (1556-1622), who earned the moniker “Venerable Chronicler of Courtesans.” Pan is the most outspoken late Ming proponent for the preeminence of the human voice, for exalting an ideal of the voice (both in the most abstract and concrete ways), as something exceeding the words, something even exceeding the music, something even beyond the fusion of text and music. In the final part I will consider the larger implications of conceptualizing the voice as “flesh,” both in terms of late Ming claims for the power of qing (love, desire) and anthropologist Tim Ingold’s suggestion that we think of “the body ensounded” rather than “sound as embodied.”
Date Range: 11/30/20
Location: Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton


'Reading' Manuscripts: Approaches to Early Material Texts
Grant details: FEL-263292-19
Title: 'Reading' Manuscripts: Approaches to Early Material Texts
Author: Tyler Williams
Abstract: This half-day workshop will introduce art history and literature students to techniques and issues of paleography and codicology. Students will receive basic instruction in reading a variety of documents in the Devanagari, Kaithi, and Persian scripts and be introduced to several different formats of material texts. We will work together on deciphering and examining several examples while discussing broader issues concerning the circulation and histories of individual documents and the changing formations of archives.
Date Range: 11/02/19
Location: Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi


Female Saints, Bhakti Thought, and the Idea of India
Grant details: FEL-263292-19
Title: Female Saints, Bhakti Thought, and the Idea of India
Author: Medha Kumari
Author: Tyler Williams
Abstract: This public seminar included several talks by scholars of Indian literature and religion, the performance of a play on female Indian saints, and performances by several Indian musicians.
Date Range: 10/19/19
Location: University of Chicago Center in Delhi


Reading Early Material Texts: A South Asian Paleography and Codicology Workshop
Grant details: FEL-263292-19
Title: Reading Early Material Texts: A South Asian Paleography and Codicology Workshop
Author: Tyler Williams
Author: Thibaut d'Hubert
Author: Chander Shekhar
Abstract: This three-day workshop (part of an ongoing book history initiative between the University of Chicago and Indian universities) will provide graduate students and early career scholars an opportunity to receive basic training in the paleography and codicology of South Asian material texts, and provide more advanced scholars an opportunity to share approaches, receive feedback on current research, and reflect critically on traditions and trends of textual criticism, scholarly editing, book history, and the digital humanities. Participants will interact and learn from scholars working on different languages, regions, time periods, and traditions, making new comparative work possible and helping to establish a network of scholars working on pre-colonial material texts. At its heart, the workshop will consist of eight presentations by scholars in which they will guide participants through the process of working with manuscripts in a ‘hands on’ fashion, introducing them to techniques not only for reading textual artifacts, but also for understanding those artifacts in their historical, social, and material totality using both traditional and emerging methods (e.g. techniques from the digital humanities). This is therefore intended not as a conference for the presentation of finished research, but as a collaborative heuristic exercise in which junior scholars will learn essential research skills and advanced scholars will gain a comparative perspective, thus enabling a deeper discussion of the modes through which textual scholarship illuminates, but also produces, objects of knowledge. The workshop will feature a keynote address by a prominent textual scholar and a final discussion on future initiatives in order to situate the workshop’s content in the broader field of South Asian book history and build a community of scholars in this rapidly-expanding field.
Date Range: 05/20-22/19
Location: University of Chicago Center in Delhi


Introductory Workshop to Paleography, Epigraphy, and Codicology
Grant details: FEL-263292-19
Title: Introductory Workshop to Paleography, Epigraphy, and Codicology
Author: Tyler Williams
Abstract: This workshop will provide research students (MA and PhD students) with an introduction to techniques and approaches to reading documents and inscriptions in Sanskrit, Persian, Hindi, and Urdu from the pre-colonial period. The workshop consists of three half-day sessions, each devoted to a different aspect of examining, reading, and analyzing material texts. Additional topics will include navigating archives, catalogs, and methodological and epistemological problems presented when working with manuscripts.
Date Range: 02/16,20,27/19
Location: University of Delhi


Invited Presentation at IHEID seminar
Grant details: FEL-267222-20
Title: Invited Presentation at IHEID seminar
Author: Jacob Blanc
Abstract: I presented my work at the seminar of the Graduate Institute of Geneva (IHEID), a workshop entitled Reckonings & Revisions.
Date Range: 03/19/2020
Location: Geneva, Switzerland


Invited presentation to the Grupo de Pesquisa História dos Sertões/UFRN
Grant details: FEL-267222-20
Title: Invited presentation to the Grupo de Pesquisa História dos Sertões/UFRN
Author: Jacob Blanc
Abstract: I was invited to present my work to the Grupo de Pesquisa História dos Sertões at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil.
Date Range: 12/11/2020
Location: Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil


Digital Art History and Graduate Education Virtual Convening
Grant details: FEL-267576-20
Title: Digital Art History and Graduate Education Virtual Convening
Abstract: During the closed convening organized and hosted by colleagues at Pennsylvania State University, art historians and other digital humanists at different stages of their careers talked about graduate education in digital art history. As a participant in the colloquium, I talked about my experiences related to Mapping Senufo, an in-progress, born-digital publication project that I initiated and now co-direct.
Date Range: 06/2020
Location: Pennsylvania State University


Evocative Ethnographies of Florida’s Silver River: Biodiversity, Boundaries, Life Experiences
Grant details: FEL-268212-20
Title: Evocative Ethnographies of Florida’s Silver River: Biodiversity, Boundaries, Life Experiences
Author: Concha-Holmes, Amanda
Author: Shriver-Rice, Meryl
Abstract: Water: a reflection, a surface, a substance, and a movement. A boundary that eludes, precludes and shapes form and life itself. A vessel that shapes its surroundings and where vessels float, feed, and folly. This live panel shares multimedia poetic experiments in conducting an ethnography with a river, specifically with the Silver River in North Central Florida where Asian monkeys, mastodons, Black Seminoles, self-identified rednecks in motorboats, Northern conservationists in kayaks, tourists in glass bottom boats, Tarzan movies, fungi, Paradise Park (the Blacks only beach during segregation), manatees and alligators (from prehistoric times), migratory birds, algae, and conceptions of humaNature relationships collide as fragmented facets of the Silver River's identity. Meryl Shriver-Rice’s masters of Environment, Culture and Media program’s course called Nature, the Anthropocene and Visual Anthropology (University of Miami) is the milieu for this artistic-scholastic engagement with representations of lifeworlds, culturally specific experiences, and the policies that shape and are shaped by these meshworks. Students are guided by Amanda Concha-Holmes’ pioneering work with Evocative Ethnography to integrate videos, texts, soundscapes, images, graphics, sensorial experiences, and poetry to interpret some of the layers of cultural and ecological history through a decolonial, feminist theoretical and methodological lens that examines the Silver River’s entangled prehistorical, historical, and contemporary entanglements of environmental concepts, conservation policies, diverse peoples, animals and plants, climate changes, multispecies perspectives, and the meaning for being, belonging and becoming in Florida, and the world. This 90-minute panel will feature multimedia presentations accompanied by the artivists who made them for a discussion on decolonization, embodied transformation, healing, and learning.
Date Range: 12-14 March 2021
Location: Zoom Anthropology of Consciousness meeting


Renegade Women in Anthropology at the End of the World
Grant details: FEL-268212-20
Title: Renegade Women in Anthropology at the End of the World
Author: Concha-Holmes, Amanda
Author: Anderson, Judy
Author: Main, Meredith
Author: Lewis, Eshe
Abstract: The confluence of two racialized pandemics—COVID-19 and anti-Black police violence—has shaken the mainstream in the Americas from a post-racial slumber. This interview discussion positions a feminist ethnographic lens on the frontlines of these epidemics to explore how Black communities in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, and the U.S. South are mobilizing against historically rooted racialized and gendered injustices and receiving unprecedented public attention. The interlocutors we work with and we ourselves are renegade women in anthropology: women who conduct research on the frontlines to support Black lives, organize communities, and provide healthcare without financial and professional security. Our allyship with Black communities manifests in diverse ways. In Brazil, we fund and assemble packages with essential supplies for Black women-headed households who are battling COVID-19 while protecting their children from anti-Black police violence. In Peru, we support Black women who are faced with the choice of exposing themselves to the virus or going without food, income, or protection against violence in the home. We are deeply intertwined with Black communities in Argentina who are being denied access to the legal system. From the heart of the U.S. South, we are uncovering historical legacies of injustices and social movements while using art and technology to design a future otherwise. We are immersed in an anthropology that merges the professional with the personal; together we contribute to a conversation of what renegade women in anthropology means in times of global crisis.
Date Range: November 2020
Location: Zoom AAA (Association of American Anthropologists) conference


Endangered Languages of Idaho
Grant details: FN-260674-18
Title: Endangered Languages of Idaho
Author: Tim Thornes
Abstract: The United Nations has declared 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Languages. This timely lecture on a study of the endangered languages of Idaho tribes will use research and findings to provide a regional context to a complex global issue.
Date Range: 2019
Location: Yanke Research Center, Boise State University
Primary URL: https://www.boisestate.edu/osher/browse-curriculum/


“The Historical Boundaries of Japan’s ODA Projects: 1950s and 1960s 'Comprehensive Development Projects' and their Connection to the Pre-War Era"
Grant details: FO-252221-17
Title: “The Historical Boundaries of Japan’s ODA Projects: 1950s and 1960s 'Comprehensive Development Projects' and their Connection to the Pre-War Era"
Author: Aaron S. Moore
Abstract: This paper introduced the key ideologies and personnel networks from Japan's colonial-wartime era, and showed how they played out at several development projects in Southeast Asia in the post-war.
Date Range: July 26, 2018
Location: Tokyo, Japan


“The Colonial and the Post-Colonial: Histories of Technology in Japan’s Empire and its Aftermath,”
Grant details: FO-252221-17
Title: “The Colonial and the Post-Colonial: Histories of Technology in Japan’s Empire and its Aftermath,”
Author: Aaron S. Moore
Abstract: Talk to grant foundation on ways in which histories of the Japanese empire can better inform the work of historians working on modern Japanese history.
Date Range: January 2018
Location: Pomona, CA


“Dams as Assemblages of Power: Japanese Engineers and the Post-Colonial, Cold War System of Development in South Korea"
Grant details: FO-252221-17
Title: “Dams as Assemblages of Power: Japanese Engineers and the Post-Colonial, Cold War System of Development in South Korea"
Author: Aaron S. Moore
Abstract: This paper focuses on the Soyanggang Multi-Purpose Dam project (1967-1973), Asia’s largest rock-fill dam and a prominent symbol of President Park Chung-hee’s “miracle of the Han” development policies in South Korea. The project, paid for largely by Japanese government grants, loans, and credits from the 1965 Normalization Treaty that settled all claims from the colonial past, was supervised by Japan’s leading development consultancy, Nippon Koei, a company that was run by former colonial engineers who had built what was equivalent to Japan’s entire domestic power production capacity during the colonial/wartime era in northern Korea. I argue that analyzing the power relations at different scales within transnational flows of ideals, materials, people, and capital around large-scale technical structures such as dams, which emerged out of entangled histories of Japanese colonial rule and the rise of the US Cold War order in East Asia, constitutes a promising direction in Asian environmental humanities.
Date Range: Dec 2017
Location: Durham, NC
Secondary URL: http://https://igs.duke.edu/events/scalar-effects-management-water-power-post-war-east-asia


Trans-Pacific Left Feminism: Japanese and American Old Left Women, from World War I to the US Occupation of Japan
Grant details: FO-258281-18
Title: Trans-Pacific Left Feminism: Japanese and American Old Left Women, from World War I to the US Occupation of Japan
Author: Michiko Takeuchi
Abstract: My paper, “Trans-Pacific Left Feminism: Japanese and American Old Left women, from World War I to the US Occupation of Japan,” explores the little-known relationship between Japanese and American Old Left women in the first half of the twentieth century. My archival research of their correspondence has revealed that the so-called “liberation of Japanese women” during the US occupation of Japan (1945–52), rather than being invented on the spot, was instead the result of decades of collaborative labor activism by Japanese and American women. By examining how Japanese and American feminists worked together across national, cultural, and racial boundaries to improve the status of women in Japan, my research highlights a transnational network of feminists centered on the Young Women’s Christian Association. The “liberation of Japanese women” in US-occupied Japan was much more of a dynamic site for a trans-Pacific and transwar socialist feminist movement, however limited, than the imperial “middle-class feminist” project of Cold War era, as previous scholarship has suggested.
Date Range: August 2019
Location: Vancouver, Canada


Behind the Lace Curtains: the YWCA and Trans-Pacific Labor Activism
Grant details: FO-258281-18
Title: Behind the Lace Curtains: the YWCA and Trans-Pacific Labor Activism
Author: Michiko Takeuchi
Abstract: My paper explores the little-known role of YWCA in creating the trans-Pacific network of Japanese and American women labor activists in the first half of the twentieth century. Based on archival research in Japan, the United States and Switzerland, I will discuss how their decades of collaborative activism based on YWCA connections resulted in the postwar “liberation of Japanese women,” rather than being invented on the spot during the US occupation in Japan (1945-52).
Date Range: June 2019
Location: Los Angeles, California


US-Japan Women’s Labor Activism
Grant details: FO-258281-18
Title: US-Japan Women’s Labor Activism
Author: Michiko Takeuchi
Abstract: (Translation) Based on archival research in Japan, the United States, and Switzerland, my talk will investigate the little-known relationship between Japanese and American feminists in the first half of the twentieth century. It will show that the so-called “liberation of Japanese women” during the US occupation of Japan (1945–52), rather than being invented on the spot, was instead the result of decades of collaborative labor activism by Japanese and American women. These women include Professors Fujita Taki and Lulu Holmes, the founders of the Japanese Association of University Women in 1946.
Date Range: July 2019


Mediators at the Edges of Empire
Grant details: FO-258291-18
Title: Mediators at the Edges of Empire
Author: Sakura Christmas
Author: Naveena Naqvi
Author: Alyssa Parades
Author: Yukiko Tonoike
Abstract: This one-day workshop examined the role of mediators in the making and unmaking of power, be it political, economic, or environmental, in various borderlands across InterAsian spaces. Bringing together interdisciplinary perspectives, the conveners consider the role of intermediaries, border-crossers, go-betweens, and middlemen in the frictional zones between polities, where state authority begins to break down. We conceptualize these zones geographically between state territories, topographically between the lowlands of economic elites and the highlands of the political opposition, and epistemologically between knowledge systems. Through ethnographic and historical attention to the instruments of translation and bureaucratic mechanisms of flows, we hope to address the following questions: How do views from the edges of empire reorient our understanding of the center? How are terms between newcomers and natives, imperialists and indigenes navigated, negotiated, and ultimately compromised on the ground? What experimental configurations of power then emerge as a result? The conveners seek to build a comparative framework and common vocabulary in order to analyze how mediators facilitate, obstruct, and reinvent dynamics of connection and disconnection in these spaces. In doing so, they aim to trace some of the patterns in which empires are reconstituted and transformed at their edges.
Date Range: 05/05/2019
Location: Yale University, New Haven CT
Primary URL: https://cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/campuspress.yale.edu/dist/f/396/files/2019/05/Schedule-1.jpg
Primary URL Description: Workshop Program
Secondary URL: http://campuspress.yale.edu/interasia/events/
Secondary URL Description: Yale InterAsia Initiative Event Calendar


Book Manuscript Workshop for Nomadic Divide
Grant details: FO-258291-18
Title: Book Manuscript Workshop for Nomadic Divide
Author: Sakura Christmas
Abstract: Book Manuscript Workshop with Dani Botsman (Yale), Peter Perdue (Yale), Kalyanakrishnan (Shivi) Sivaramakrishnan (Yale), and Louise Young (Wisconsin).
Date Range: 04/26/2019
Location: Yale University, New Haven CT


“Authoritarianism and Brazilian Cinema: A Discussion.”
Grant details: FS-267176-19
Title: “Authoritarianism and Brazilian Cinema: A Discussion.”
Author: Gonzalo Aguiar Malosetti
Abstract: A roundtable discussion on Brazilian cinema during the military dictatorship in comparison to the present day.
Date Range: November 19, 2020
Location: virtually: Florida Atlantic University, November 19 5-6pm


Post-seminar online meetings with participants
Grant details: FS-272471-20
Title: Post-seminar online meetings with participants
Abstract: Seminar participants are meeting to plan conferences, symposia, conference panels, and other collaborative products.
Date Range: TBD
Location: Kean University is in the process of hosting a conference
Primary URL Description: A website is under construction.


"Reformation of the Book"
Grant details: FS-50092-06
Title: "Reformation of the Book"
Author: Graham, Michael, and 4 other seminar members
Abstract: two panel sessions at the 2008 Sixteenth Century Studies Conference
Date Range: 10/15-16/2008
Location: St. Louis


Enlightenment Aesthetics and Beyond
Grant details: FS-50103-07
Title: Enlightenment Aesthetics and Beyond
Author: Emily Brady
Abstract: A conference organized on Scottish and German aesthetics as a follow-up conference to the NEH seminar.
Date Range: 12/15/11-12/16/11
Location: School of Geography, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Primary URL: http://www.ppls.ed.ac.uk/philosophy/events/view/enlightenment-aesthetics-and-beyond
Primary URL Description: Event description and program.


"Health and Disease in the Middle Ages" [show prizes]
Grant details: FS-50283-11
Title: "Health and Disease in the Middle Ages"
Author: Monica H. Green
Abstract: “Health and Disease in the Middle Ages” was a five-week Seminar for College and University Teachers held June 24-July 28, 2012, in London, England. Based at the Wellcome Library—the world's premier research center for medical history—this Seminar gathered scholars from across the disciplines interested in questions of health, disease, and disability in medieval Europe. Support for this Seminar came from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS). We explored how the new scientific technologies of identifying pathogens (particularly leprosy and plague) could inform traditional, humanistic methods (historical, literary, art historical, and linguistic) of understanding cultural responses to disease and disability. Reciprocally, we also explored how traditional, humanistic studies of medieval medicine could inform modern scientific studies of disease, which were developing at a rapid pace thanks to new methods of DNA retrieval and analysis.
Date Range: 06/2012-07/2012
Location: London, UK
Primary URL: http://healthanddisease2012.acmrs.org/index.html
Primary URL Description: "Health and Disease in the MIddle Ages" website


Gregorian Reform/Ecclesiastical Reform. Italian Perspectives on Historiographical Traditions in Dialogue [conference panel]
Grant details: FS-50342-13
Title: Gregorian Reform/Ecclesiastical Reform. Italian Perspectives on Historiographical Traditions in Dialogue [conference panel]
Author: Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri
Author: William L. North
Author: Umberto Longo
Abstract: The concept of ‘the Gregorian Reform’, as conceived about a century ago and still in use, interprets the various currents of ecclesiastical reform emerging between the 1040s and 1120s as a unitary project which, after a period of preparation, found its execution and full realization under Gregory VII (1073-1085). These presentations place this reading in dialogue with an alternative interpretation—advanced chiefly by Italian, German, and American historians—that understands reform as a complex, polyvalent phenomenon. Multi-directional and influenced by many individuals -- distinct in their interests, experiences and ideals -- only with time and struggle did the reform reach any eventual synthesis.
Date Range: 6-9 July 2015
Location: Leeds, UK
Primary URL: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2015_call.html
Primary URL Description: 2015 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK


Artistic Languages of Reform in Italy [conference panel]
Grant details: FS-50342-13
Title: Artistic Languages of Reform in Italy [conference panel]
Author: Kim Butler Wingfield
Author: Maureen C. Miller
Author: Lila Yawn
Author: Cristiana Filippini
Author: Gillian B. Elliott
Abstract: Just as medieval reformers sought to critique, inspire, and transform through the written and spoken word, so they mobilized artistic media as well as iconography to express their message. Yet, the relationship between art and intellectual and institutional developments is rarely simple and programmatic. After an initial contribution that evaluates methodologically scholarship linking artistic production and reform during the late eleventh and twelfth centuries, the remaining papers explore in depth two examples of the complex nexus of artistic expression, reform, and power as it manifested itself in the ecclesiastical sculpture of northern Italian churches and in the fresco programs of the Vatican
Date Range: 6-9 July 2015
Location: Leeds, UK
Primary URL: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2015_call.html
Primary URL Description: 2015 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK


Reform between Text and Experience [conference panel]
Grant details: FS-50342-13
Title: Reform between Text and Experience [conference panel]
Author: William L. North
Author: Fiona Somerset
Author: Cheryl Kaufman
Author: John Eldevik
Author: Lezlie Knox
Abstract: How is the reformer’s imagination nourished and their energies mobilized? This panel explores the diverse ways in which lived (or imagined) experience combined with texts to challenge, transform, and re-stabilize religious life and structures. Through examinations of how Lateran canons asserted their vital role in the liturgical life of the Eternal City, the impetus to reform provided by an account of a journey to the East, and the systematic recording of the lives and legends of Francscan ‘local heroes’, panelists explore the essential role of “textualized experience” in both articulating and institutionally anchoring visions of a better Christianity.
Date Range: 6-9 July 2015
Location: Leeds, UK
Primary URL: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2015_call.html
Primary URL Description: 2015 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK


Reform of Space and Place in Medieval Italy {conference panel]
Grant details: FS-50342-13
Title: Reform of Space and Place in Medieval Italy {conference panel]
Author: William L. North
Author: Maureen C. Miller
Author: Gregor Kalas
Author: Edward M. Schoolman
Author: Emily E. Graham
Abstract: Reform often involves changes in beliefs and practices but a critical component to promote and establish such changes is the physical environment in which such changes occur and which can support (or undermine) reform initiatives. This panel explores the role of the physical, and particularly the built, environment in the expression and establishment of reform in medieval Italy between the seventh and 14th centuries. Furthermore, it does so at three scales: the individual church (Santa Maria Antiqua in Rome); the urban ecclesiastical fabric (Ravenna); and Franciscan female houses of San Silvestro in Capite and San Lorenzo in Panisperna in Rome.
Date Range: 6-9 July 2015
Location: Leeds, UK
Primary URL: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2015_call.html
Primary URL Description: 2015 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK


The Reformer's Evolution: Change in the Focus, Venue, and Media of Reform Initiatives in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Grant details: FS-50342-13
Title: The Reformer's Evolution: Change in the Focus, Venue, and Media of Reform Initiatives in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries
Author: Maureen C. Miller
Author: William L. North
Author: Kathryn L. Jasper
Author: Marie-Thérèse Champagne
Author: Janet Youngdahl
Abstract: Although the language of reform can often lead to a perception of homogeneity and stability, closer examination of instances of reform reveals not only difference and dynamism within movements, but also significant change within the agents of reform themselves. The papers in this panel explore three distinct modes of personal “evolution” in the eleventh and twelfth centuries: in the case of Peter Damian, physical relocation and the redirection of reforming energy; in the works of Hildegard of Bingen, changing approaches to combining text, sound, and image; and with Nicholas Maniacutia, the reorientation of text-critical sensibilities towards a new object, namely the Vulgate.
Date Range: 6-9 July 2015
Location: Leeds, UK
Primary URL: https://www.leeds.ac.uk/ims/imc/imc2015_call.html
Primary URL Description: 2015 International Medieval Congress, University of Leeds, UK


“Agent Orange, as Remembered in Vietnam’s Museums and International Film”
Grant details: FT-230079-15
Title: “Agent Orange, as Remembered in Vietnam’s Museums and International Film”
Author: Leslie J. Reagan
Abstract: This paper focuses on the presence of Agent Orange in Vietnamese culture and memory. Not only is dioxin, the toxic byproduct of Agent Orange, found in Vietnamese soil, fish, plants, and human breast milk, but Vietnamese culture is steeped in Agent Orange. Just about every school child and every tourist in Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) will visit the War Remnants Museum—a peace museum, a historical museum, and a museum that interprets, teaches, and constructs the history of the American War and, especially, the history of Agent Orange as a chemical weapon that harmed and continues to harm the Vietnamese people and Vietnamese children. This paper walks through the museum, stops at certain points in the Agent Orange exhibits, and then focuses on a surgical scene in the Agent Orange exhibit. The photographs and objects that make up this particular section are an example of the warring themes in the museum’s exhibit of Agent Orange. The photographs and the exhibits overall drive home the message that the nation of Vietnam and the Vietnamese are victims of Agent Orange. At the same time, the museum subtly insists that the people disabled as a result of Agent Orange are not victims; they are active people, who have made lives for themselves. Yet, so many of the photographs—most taken by Western photographers—participate in what disabilities activists and scholars have named “the medical model” for they suggest that Western medicine and heroic surgery are the solution for disabled bodies. These large and prominently displayed images rely upon and project older Western narratives of disability that put people with unusual bodies on display as freaks in side shows or regarded them as pitiful beings in need of help. The presence and power of these images also suggest the difficulty of undermining those traditional views of people with disabilities, regardless of the intentions of museum curators.
Date Range: 6th International Conference on the History of Medicine in Southeast Asia, Jan. 13-15, 2016.
Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia


A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia
Grant details: FT-260249-18
Title: A Spiritual Revolution: The Impact of Reformation and Enlightenment in Orthodox Russia
Author: Andrey Ivanov
Abstract: His current book project analyzes the influence of Reformation and Enlightenment ideas on the Russian Orthodox Church during the era of great reforms of the long eighteenth century (1700-1825). Drawing on previously overlooked sources in Halle, Wolfenbüttel, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Rome, and elsewhere, his study will place Russia, its empire, and the Orthodox Church into the wider intellectual continuum of the European Reformations, early modern confessionalization, and the early religious and secular Enlightenments that were so fundamental to the rise of modernity on the European continent and beyond. Dr. Ivanov has published his research in the Sixteenth Century Journal, Journal of Early Modern History, and Vivliofika, as well as in other publications. He is a recipient of several doctoral and postdoctoral awards, including grants and fellowships from the Institute for Research in the Humanities at UW-Madison, the Herzog August Bibliothek Wolfenbüttel, the Edward J. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, the Josephine de Karman Foundation and the Smith Richardson Foundation at Yale, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He is currently the Vice-President of the Eighteenth-Century Russian Studies Association.
Date Range: 2018
Primary URL: https://ndias.nd.edu/events/2018/09/11/106289-andrey-ivanov-a-spiritual-revolution-the-impact-of-reformation-and-enlightenment-in-orthodox-russia/


Legalizing the Impossible Subject: The White Russian Refugees and the Development of American Immigration and Refugee Law during the Great Depression
Grant details: FT-265205-19
Title: Legalizing the Impossible Subject: The White Russian Refugees and the Development of American Immigration and Refugee Law during the Great Depression
Author: S. Deborah Kang
Abstract: This conference paper provides a history of the White Russian refugees in the United States and discusses the implications of that history for the development of American immigration and refugee law.
Date Range: November 8, 2019
Location: Center for the Study of International Migration, UCLA
Primary URL: https://www.international.ucla.edu/migration/event/14013


Access Restrictions and Secret Libraries: Virginia Lee and the Policing of Black Books
Grant details: FT-265433-19
Title: Access Restrictions and Secret Libraries: Virginia Lee and the Policing of Black Books
Author: Laura E. Helton
Abstract: In the early twentieth century, African American women librarians in Raleigh, Atlanta, Greensboro, and other southern cities created a remarkable set of small archives that documented Black life. In Roanoke, Virginia, for example, Virginia Lee was a dedicated collector of books, ephemera, and clippings, building a “Negro Collection” inside the segregated Gainsboro Branch Library that today remains the largest accumulation of Africana in southwest Virginia. But like her counterparts elsewhere in the Jim Crow South, Lee operated against forbidding material and political conditions. At times she had to operate secretly, at one point even protecting the collection from a threat of destruction by white city leaders. This talk uncovers the clandestine collecting practices of Virginia Lee to show how branch libraries put record-keeping at the center of Black public life, often under threat of erasure. It argues that any theory of the Black archive must encompass not only the iconic collections in New York, Washington, or New Haven, but also the small collections, like Lee’s, that prioritized local access to Black texts. The “lady librarians” at the center of this project were good at keeping secrets, underscoring the risks—and the radicality—of Black archive-building during and after the nadir.
Date Range: 09/28/2020
Location: Workshop in the History of Material Texts, University of Pennsylvania
Primary URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i0ppuTTlIzI
Primary URL Description: Recording of Fall 2020 Workshop in the History of Material Texts, Laura E. Helton, "Access Restrictions and Secret Libraries: Virginia Lee and the Policing of Black Books"


Organizing a Pandemic: Focal Points for Understanding European Interpretations of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Grant details: FT-269893-20
Title: Organizing a Pandemic: Focal Points for Understanding European Interpretations of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic
Author: John Eicher
Abstract: This research presentation highlights five specific areas of inquiry that I am using to organize my current book project, “The Sword Outside, The Plague Within,” which concerns the “Spanish” flu in the European context: (1) The Cultural Geography of Europe During the Pandemic (2) War, Revolution, and the Pandemic (3) Authority and Blame During the Pandemic (4) The Physical and Emotional Toll of the Pandemic (5) The Pandemic on the Eve of Medical Science’s “Golden Age.” These chapter ideas are guided by a few overarching themes that will show up throughout the entire manuscript. They include: (1) metaphors and narratives that gave the pandemic meaning (2) faith, skepticism, and disenchantment in medical science (3) urbanism and provincialism (4) the 1918 flu as a “forgotten” pandemic. My aim is to get feedback on my project’s organizational and thematic ideas at a critical juncture between research and writing.
Date Range: 1/18/2021
Location: Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Freiburg, Germany (remote)
Primary URL: https://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/en/events/humanities-and-social-sciences-colloquium/humms-john-eicher
Primary URL Description: The webpage with the title and abstract of my presentation.
Secondary URL: https://www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/en/events/humanities-and-social-sciences-colloquium/kolloquium-gw-sw-archiv
Secondary URL Description: Archive of past lectures within the framework of the Humanities and social sciences colloquium.


Wallace Johnson First Book Author Program
Grant details: FT-269949-20
Title: Wallace Johnson First Book Author Program
Author: Amanda Laury Kleintop
Abstract: The Wallace Johnson Program for First Book Authors provides advice and support to scholars working toward the publication of first books in legal history, broadly defined. In conversation with peers and with the advice of senior scholars, participants develop and revise book proposals and sample chapters, as well as meeting with guest editors to learn about approaching and working with publishers.
Date Range: July 16-17, 2020
Location: Virtual


Massachusetts Historical Society’s Dina G. Malgeri Modern American Society & Culture Seminar
Grant details: FT-269949-20
Title: Massachusetts Historical Society’s Dina G. Malgeri Modern American Society & Culture Seminar
Author: Amanda Laury Kleintop
Abstract: After the US Civil War, white southerners claimed federal reimbursements for the value of freed slaves Federal lawmakers rejected these claims in the Fourteenth Amendment. Yet, historians have long concluded that white southerners accepted uncompensated emancipation. Why did Americans forget these claims? This paper argues that white southerners abandoned them in the 1880s-1890s and rewrote history. They insisted that property in humans was “unprofitable,” and they did not need compensation after Confederate defeat. This narrative helped them reestablish political power and absolve themselves of four years of bloodshed and generations of enslavement. The Dina G. Malgeri Modern American Society & Culture Seminar invites you to come join the conversation. Seminars bring together a diverse group of scholars and interested members of the public to workshop a pre-circulated paper.
Date Range: October 27, 2020


To Protect the Innocent: Abolishing Property Rights in Slaves after the Civil War
Grant details: FT-269949-20
Title: To Protect the Innocent: Abolishing Property Rights in Slaves after the Civil War
Author: Amanda Laury Kleintop
Abstract: This paper reveals that debates over whether the U.S. government secured slaveowners’ property rights in slaves continued after the Civil War. White southerners seceded from the U.S. in 1860-1861 to create a national government that protected their rights to own humans. Politicians and lawmakers of the time, as well as today’s historians, could not agree whether the U.S. government or slave states’ laws secured investments in slaves. As early as 1864, border state politicians who remained in the U.S. and southern politicians who sought re-entry into the Union challenged wartime emancipation and debated: who should pay the price of abolition? These debates granted a new meaning to emancipation, enabling the federal government to claim control over slavery’s legal and economic afterlife. Seeking federal compensation for the value of freed slaves and relief for outstanding debts for the value of slaves, these politicians argued that the U.S. Constitution protected their investments in human property and positioned widows and children as "innocents" who neither participated in the war nor the slave economy. Their strategy failed when the federal government nullified all claims for compensation in the Fourteenth Amendment and the U.S. Supreme Court recognized all outstanding contracts for human property in 1871.
Date Range: March 31-April 3, 2021
Location: Virtual


Theoretical Continuity and Approximate Truth
Grant details: FT-270269-20
Title: Theoretical Continuity and Approximate Truth
Author: Dana Tulodziecki
Abstract: I presented a paper to the Philosophy Department at the University of Cincinnati that drew on material produced during the grant period. Here is the abstract of the paper I presented: The pessimistic meta-induction (PMI) seeks to undercut the realist’s alleged connection between success and (approximate) truth by arguing that highly successful, yet wildly false theories are typical of the history of science. Realist responses to the PMI try to rehabilitate this connection by stressing various kinds of continuity between earlier and later theories. I argue that the extant realist responses are inadequate, by showing – through the example of the 19th century miasma theory of disease – that there are cases of genuinely successful, yet false theories that do not exhibit any of the required realist continuities. Moreover, I argue that this case is problematic for realists regardless of whether the miasma theory is approximately true or not.
Date Range: 06 November 2020
Location: Colloquium Talk, Philosophy Department, University of Cincinnati, via Zoom (due to pandemic)


“Música(s) y Sociedad(es) en la Nueva España en los siglos XVI y XVII.”
Grant details: FT-278865-21
Title: “Música(s) y Sociedad(es) en la Nueva España en los siglos XVI y XVII.”
Author: Ireri Chávez Bárcenas
Abstract: Seminar: Música(s) y Sociedad(es) en los siglos XVI y XVII • Limpieza de sangre como noción de diferenciación étnica y religiosa • Las dos repúblicas (indios y españoles) • La presencia africana • Prácticas y registros musicales en el ámbito rural y urbano o Etnografía musical o Archivo parroquial (a menos de que de ésto hable alguien más, aunque creo que solo profundizaría en el primer punto) o Archivo catedralicio (sólo lo mencionaré, pero no profundizaré hacienda referencia a la plática dedicada al mismo) o Archivo inquisitorial Profundizaré más sobre los siguientes tres puntos: o La cristianización del canto y baile nahua y los cancioneros en náhuatl o Convención literaria y musical en la representación de distintos grupos sociales en los villancicos y noción de limpieza de sangre. o Rastros de practices musicales de las sociedades africanas y la adaptación de danzas en manuales para guitarra.
Date Range: 08/13/2021
Location: Seminario 500 años de música en México, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Seminar over Zoom)


Literature and Commodity Culture
Grant details: FT-53201-05
Title: Literature and Commodity Culture
Author: Sean C. Grass
Abstract: This seminar explores literature's complex interactions and exchanges with commodity culture, both before and after Marx. Offered as a session of the Kansas State University Regional Conference on Literature Studies.
Date Range: 04/14/2012
Location: Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS


Yugoslav Eulogies: The Footprints of Gavrilo Princip
Grant details: FT-53978-06
Title: Yugoslav Eulogies: The Footprints of Gavrilo Princip
Author: Paul Miller
Abstract: While scholars have intensively studied Yugoslavia’s weaknesses and dissolution (both in the interwar and post-World War II eras) from political and economic perspectives, there has been less work on the issue of cultural cohesion so crucial to Yugoslavism (the Yugoslav idea) as it was conceived and developed in the nineteenth century and elaborated upon during World War I. In particular, there has been little attempt to interrogate the long-term (1918–today) discursive construction of Yugoslav identity by means of collective memory—that is, the selectively shared stories people tell about themselves in order to give meaning to the ‘nation,’ a sense of belonging to the ‘national culture.’ And yet from the moment Yugoslavia was created, ordinary Yugoslavists began constructing the Sarajevo assassination as a heroic narrative of opposition and liberation that transcended the particularist identities of ethnicity, nation, religion, and history. How did the different Yugoslav regimes and post-Yugoslav political elites respond to these efforts to shape a collective cultural memory around Gavrilo Princip’s political murder of the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the throne of the Austro-Hungarian Empire? What can the various manifestations of this memory and official attitudes towards it tell us about the Yugoslav national project writ large? These are the main themes addressed in my paper.
Date Range: May 15, 2014
Location: Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
Primary URL: http://www.iwm.at/events/event/yugoslav-eulogies
Primary URL Description: Institute calendar


“‘Up against a Stone Wall’: Gender, Power and the National Catholic Community Houses”
Grant details: FT-56922-09
Title: “‘Up against a Stone Wall’: Gender, Power and the National Catholic Community Houses”
Author: Jeanne Petit
Abstract: This paper explores the struggles American Catholic women faced when they tried to create national organizations for Catholic women. During the suffrage era, a time when women’s organizations were gaining unprecedented political and social influence, American Catholic laywomen wanted their voices recognized in the national debates of the day. They faced, however, both structural and cultural barriers in their attempts to do this. I will focus on three interconnected problems the women who worked on the Community House project had to confront. First, and most significantly, these laywomen had to battle both passive and active resistance of the patriarchal hierarchy who undermined the women’s control over Community Houses. Second, they had to negotiate complex parish and diocesan politics as well as deal with priests and bishops who resisted any attempts of outsiders to have influence over the Catholics in their jurisdictions. Finally, they had to fight for respect from other women activists who viewed Catholics as backward, anti-feminist and possibly un-American. Ultimately, these problems stymied the ability of Catholic laywomen to achieve their potential on the national stage.
Date Range: 2011
Location: American Historical Association Meeting, Boston, MA


“Religion, Race, and Catholic Women’s Community Work in San Antonio, Texas, 1918-1924”
Grant details: FT-56922-09
Title: “Religion, Race, and Catholic Women’s Community Work in San Antonio, Texas, 1918-1924”
Author: Jeanne Petit
Abstract: This paper will examine the racial dynamics in the religious work of the Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) and the women of the National Catholic War Council (NCWC). During World War I, the YWCA established an immigrant aid station to do outreach work among Mexican Americans in San Antonio, Texas. Fearing that the evangelical Protestant group would try to proselytize Hispanic Catholics, the Women’s Committee of the NCWC established a National Catholic Community House in San Antonio soon after. Both organizations sent native-born, Euro-American women to run their programs, but these workers expressed strikingly different attitudes towards the Mexican Americans among whom they were working. The YWCA women framed their work as one of breaking down racial barriers. As one YWCA field worker said, “there is no more important work that can be done in the South and Southwest than the obliteration of racial prejudice which now exists between American and the Mexican immigrant.” The women who ran the National Catholic Community House, on the other hand, established policies that maintained racial hierarchies. When one NCWC worker was seen in public with a young Mexican-American man, her superior said, “This is a great mistake in this community as the Mexicans are not accepted as equals, and anyone seen in public with them handicaps herself and brings criticism on the work.”
Date Range: June, 2011
Location: Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Amherst, MA


“Competing for the Souls of Catholic Immigrants: The Immigration Work of the National Council of Catholic Women, 1918-1929”
Grant details: FT-56922-09
Title: “Competing for the Souls of Catholic Immigrants: The Immigration Work of the National Council of Catholic Women, 1918-1929”
Author: Jeanne Petit
Abstract: This paper examines how laywomen of the NCCW engaged in immigration work. I begin with an analysis of the local work NCCW women did with Italian and Polish immigrants in the post World War I period and then turn to the ways NCCW women participated in national immigration debates in the 1920s. As Weadick’s quote reveals, the women of the NCCW were motivated by desire to protect immigrants from non-Catholic influences. But the speeches, reports, and private correspondence of the NCCW members reveal other motives as well. They sought to be as respected as other native-born American reformers when it came to debates about Americanization, restriction and quotas while proving to the all-male hierarchy that Catholic women needed a national presence in order to defend Church interests. Overall, by competing for the souls of Catholic immigrants, the women of the NCCW were also making a case for their right to speak as both American citizens and as essential members of the American Catholic Church.
Date Range: June, 2014
Location: Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, Toronto, ON


“Protestants, Catholics, and Jews in World War I America: The 1918 United War Work Campaign”
Grant details: FT-56922-09
Title: “Protestants, Catholics, and Jews in World War I America: The 1918 United War Work Campaign”
Author: Jeanne Petit
Abstract: This paper examined the ways the YMCA, the Knights of Columbus, and the Jewish Welfare Board became involved in war work during World War I and ultimately participated in an interfaith fundraising campaign, called The United War Work Campaign.
Date Range: 2015
Location: Organization of American Historians, St. Louis, MO


Conference Co-chair, Human Trafficking in Early America
Grant details: FT-61131-13
Title: Conference Co-chair, Human Trafficking in Early America
Author: Richard Bell
Abstract: None available
Date Range: Apr. 23-25, 2015
Location: McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania


African Slavery in the Portuguese World
Grant details: FT-61468-14
Title: African Slavery in the Portuguese World
Author: Daniel B. Domingues da Silva
Abstract: Graduate lecture part of the seminar "From Demographic to Social HIstory: Social Groups and the Circulation of People in the Portuguese Empire," held at the New University of Lisbon, Portugal, on May 20, 2014.
Date Range: 05/20/2014
Location: New University of Lisbon, Portugal


“‘Gloomy Finland’ and the Russian Imperial Gothic”
Grant details: FT-61594-14
Title: “‘Gloomy Finland’ and the Russian Imperial Gothic”
Author: Valeria Sobol
Abstract: This talk is based on one of the chapters from Professor Valeria Sobol’s book in progress, Haunted Empire: The Gothic and the Russian Imperial Uncanny, 1790-1850. The book explores the connection between the Gothic and empire in Russian literature, focusing on the portrayal of Northern and Southern imperial borderlands as uncanny spaces. In this lecture, Professor Sobol will discuss the image of “gloomy” and Gothic Finland constructed in Russian literary and ethnographic publications of the 1840s. While being intimately linked to Russian foundational narratives, such the “invitation of the Varangians” and the construction of St. Petersburg, Finland emerged as an exotic and mysterious land after its incorporation into the Russian empire in the early nineteenth century. Finland’s ambivalent status in the Russian cultural imagination, along with the Gothic connotations of its majestic sublime landscape and its reputation as a “land of wizards,” made it a particularly apt setting for the Russian imperial uncanny. The lecture will offer a brief analysis of Vladimir Odoevsky’s novella “The Salamander” (1844) meant to demonstrate this function of Finland in Russian Gothic literature. While most ethnographic and literary texts depict the Finns as a magic-prone, semi-mythological people destined by both history and geography to be ruled by others and enthusiastically embracing the Russian civilizational mission, Odoevsky offers a far more complex and darker picture, using the narrative of the conquest of Finland to critique both Russia’s historical path and Western modernity more generally.
Date Range: 09/26/2017
Location: Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, University of Illinois
Primary URL: https://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/7?eventId=33283765


“Haunted Empire: The Russian Literary Gothic and the Imperial Uncanny, 1790-1850.”
Grant details: FT-61594-14
Title: “Haunted Empire: The Russian Literary Gothic and the Imperial Uncanny, 1790-1850.”
Author: Valeria Sobol
Abstract: This talk will introduce my new book project, Haunted Empire: The Russian Literary Gothic and the Imperial Uncanny, 1790-1850, in which I investigate the connection between the Gothic elements found in numerous Russian literary works of the period and their imperial context. I argue that the persistent presence of Gothic tropes in Russian literature is not a just a tribute to a fashionable Western literary trend, as it is often interpreted; rather, I read it as a key literary form that dramatizes deep historical and cultural tensions, unique to the Russian imperial situation. Focusing on two spaces of internal otherness that figure prominently in the Russian Gothic—the Baltic/Scandinavian “North” and the Ukrainian “South,”—I attempt to reconstruct the specifically Russian tradition of the “imperial uncanny,” a fictional space into which the Russian empire projected its colonial fantasies and anxieties and where it produced the doubles and monsters that continue to haunt Russia’s historical imagination.
Date Range: April 2016
Location: Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University


“Haunted Empire: The Russian Literary Gothic and the Imperial Uncanny, 1790-1850.”
Grant details: FT-61594-14
Title: “Haunted Empire: The Russian Literary Gothic and the Imperial Uncanny, 1790-1850.”
Author: Valeria Sobol
Abstract: In this talk I introduced my new book project, Haunted Empire: The Russian Literary Gothic and the Imperial Uncanny, 1790-1850, in which I investigate the connection between the Gothic elements found in numerous Russian literary works of the period and their imperial context. I argue that the persistent presence of Gothic tropes in Russian literature is not a just a tribute to a fashionable Western literary trend, as it is often interpreted; rather, I read it as a key literary form that dramatizes deep historical and cultural tensions, unique to the Russian imperial situation. Focusing on two spaces of internal otherness that figure prominently in the Russian Gothic—the Baltic/Scandinavian “North” and the Ukrainian “South,”—I attempt to reconstruct the specifically Russian tradition of the “imperial uncanny,” a fictional space into which the Russian empire projected its colonial fantasies and anxieties and where it produced the doubles and monsters that continue to haunt Russia’s historical imagination. In this talk, I focused on the "Ukrainian" part of my book and especially the last chapter that examines Panteleimon Kulish's first historical novel _Mikhailo Charnyshenko, or Little Russia Eighty Years Ago._
Date Range: May 2015
Location: Chair of Slavic Literatures and Cultures, University of Passau, Germany
Primary URL: https://www.phil.uni-passau.de/aktuelles/meldung/detail/haunted-empire-the-russian-literary-gothic-and-the-imperial-ucanny-1750-1850/


“Gothic Ruins: The Ghost of the Ukrainian Past in Panteleimon Kulish’s Mykhailo Charnyshenko, or Little Russia Eighty Years Ago.”
Grant details: FT-61594-14
Title: “Gothic Ruins: The Ghost of the Ukrainian Past in Panteleimon Kulish’s Mykhailo Charnyshenko, or Little Russia Eighty Years Ago.”
Author: Valeria Sobol
Abstract: This presentation is part of my book project, Haunted Empire: The Russian Literary Gothic and the Imperial Uncanny, 1790-1850. The book argues that in Russian literature the empire’s peripheries are consistently depicted as dangerous, ambiguous places that destabilize the characters’ imperial identities. They become sites of the imperial uncanny, a fictional space into which the empire projected its colonial fantasies and anxieties and where, through Gothic tropes, it produced the doubles and monsters that continue to haunt Russia’s historical imagination. Haunted Empire focuses on two spaces of internal otherness that figure prominently in the Russian Gothic: the Baltic/Scandinavian “North” and the Ukrainian “South.” In this presentation I will discuss the historical novel Mykhailo Charnyshenko, or Little Russia Eighty Years Ago written by prominent Ukrainian writer Panteleimon Kulish in 1843. The novel attempts to conjure the ghost of the Ukrainian “authentic” and heroic past, before the Russian empire fully incorporated this region in the late eighteenth century, and produces a vision of its relative cultural independence and chivalric tradition in Gothic-fantastic imagery. The mixed reception of the novel in the Russian press, ranging from admiration for its heroic and folkloric motifs to denying Ukraine any historical past whatsoever, encapsulates the imperial fantasies and fears provoked by the literature of the imperial uncanny.
Date Range: 09/30/2014
Primary URL: http://calendars.illinois.edu/detail/2750/32002891


The New Security State: Surveillance, Counter-Surveillance, and Strategies of Resistance
Grant details: FT-61611-14
Title: The New Security State: Surveillance, Counter-Surveillance, and Strategies of Resistance
Author: Belinda Kong and Carlos Rojas (seminar co-chairs)
Abstract: Literature has long been closely imbricated with practices of surveillance. Not only does literary production necessarily rely on practices of observation (either at the level of the individual or a broader collectives, as with the close synergy between the rise of the modern novel and Western imperial projects), literature itself has often been the object of close scrutiny by the state and other corporate entities. In this respect, literary representation anticipates—and is symptomatic of—a broader array of technologically-based surveillance practices that have emerged in the modern period. As technological advances continue to enhance the ability of states and corporations to surveil the public, even as the public is also increasingly able to deploy similar technologies to its own ends—including efforts to surveil the operation of the surveillance apparatus itself. This latter practice of counter-surveillance is particularly evident in the ways that citizen videos (and the public circulation of videos originally produced by the state) have helped precipitate a national debate in the US over police brutality, but it also has much broader ramifications. Our panel will examine some of the implications of these developments as they pertain to the new security state. We are interested not only in how issues of surveillance and counter-surveillance are addressed in literary works, but also how some of the discourses and visual archives generated by these surveillance practices may be approached as virtual literary works in their own right. Potential topics include examinations of state censorship regimes, social media and practices of collective authorship, surveillance video and found footage as a form of textual production, digital archives and shifting loci of identity, practices of exhibitionism and impersonation, selfies and confessional discourses, as well as advances in wearable technologies and cybernetic states.
Date Range: March 18-20, 2016
Location: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Primary URL: https://www.acla.org/sites/default/files/files/Full_Program_Guide_2016.pdf
Primary URL Description: ACLA 2016 conference program


Asian Biocapitals
Grant details: FT-61611-14
Title: Asian Biocapitals
Author: Belinda Kong (seminar chair)
Abstract: The image of rising Asia as a new economic power has by now become a global commonplace, and Asian as well as Asian diasporic writers—from Mohsin Hamid to Tash Aw, Kyung-Sook Shin to Yu Hua—have variously depicted Asian modes of capitalism. Of particular prominence in recent literature is a spotlight on the body in this era of Asian capital. Narratives of cannibalism, organ harvesting, agribusiness, and epidemics abound. Indeed, social scientists have for over a decade called attention to the distinctive ways capitalism intersects with biopolitics in Asia, in such areas as biotechnology and genomics, the organ trade and human trafficking, population control and family planning policies, as well as transformations of bodily life more generally in capitalizing countries. This panel invites papers that explore the theme of “biocapitalism” in contemporary Asian fiction broadly defined, Anglophone or otherwise.
Date Range: March 21-22, 2014
Location: New York University, New York, NY
Primary URL: https://www.acla.org/sites/default/files/files/Full_Program_Guide_2014.pdf
Primary URL Description: ACLA 2014 Conference program


‘Firearms and the Common Law: History and Memory’
Grant details: FZ-231520-15
Title: ‘Firearms and the Common Law: History and Memory’
Author: Jennifer Tucker
Abstract: “Firearms and the Common Law Tradition” was a by-invitation symposium hosted by The Aspen Institute in Washington, DC on Thursday, September 15, 2016, on the history of firearms in society, law and culture. The event was hosted by the Institute’s Health, Medicine and Society Program and supported by funds from Stanford University and Wesleyan University. It was convened by Jennifer Tucker (Associate Professor of History and Science in Society at Wesleyan University) and Barton C. Hacker and Margaret Vining (Curators of Armed Forces History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History), and brought together not only a select and bipartisan group of historians, but also museum curators, legal scholars, and other experts in the field to explore this important and timely topic. In this symposium, papers explored the history of guns and gun regulation in the common law tradition, with a focus on U.S. history but also with an interdisciplinary and comparative lens. The symposium also addressed topics such as the current state of historical scholarship on firearms history, resources and collaborative research opportunities, and promising areas for future research. The event also included a conversation moderated by Nina Totenberg (NPR) with two eminent legal scholars, Darrell Miller (Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law) and Eugene Volokh (Gary T. Schwartz, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles School of Law), who addressed how and why historical arguments have become important for the judicial debate about guns in America. On the afternoon before the symposium, September 14th, there was a guided tour of the National Firearms Collection at the Smithsonian Museum of American History. The conference resulted in a manuscript proposal and a round-table discussion with museum curators from six firearms collections that will be published in Technology and Culture journal (2017).
Date Range: Sept. 14-15, 2016
Location: The Aspen Institute, Washington DC.
Primary URL: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/guns-supreme-court-influence-history/
Secondary URL: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/10/13/tuckerfirearmsandcommonlawtradition/


“Rendering Health: An Environmental History of Industrial Meat and Insulin"
Grant details: FZ-250429-16
Title: “Rendering Health: An Environmental History of Industrial Meat and Insulin"
Author: Matthew Klingle
Abstract: While the discovery of insulin at the University of Toronto in 1922 is a well-documented story, the conversion of that discovery into a widely used and life-saving pharmaceutical therapy is less well known. This seminar paper, based on a chapter of my book in progress, "Sweet Blood: Diabetes and the Changing Nature of Modern Health," explores how the rise of industrial meat production in North America coincided with the rise of the modern pharmaceutical industry. Using Eli Lilly and Company, the first firm to mass produce insulin, as a case study, this seminar paper explores the environmental history of insulin as a product derived from slaughtered animals to regulate human metabolism in an age of chronic disease.
Date Range: March 13, 2018
Location: Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, Vanderbilt University
Primary URL: https://my.vanderbilt.edu/sciencestudies/
Primary URL Description: Science and Technology Studies Seminar at Vanderbilt University-Home Page
Secondary URL: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/rpw_center/seminars.php
Secondary URL Description: Warren Center Seminars at Vanderbilt University


“Burdened Bodies: Chemical Exposures, Environmental Inequality, and Alternative Etiologies of Diabetes"
Grant details: FZ-250429-16
Title: “Burdened Bodies: Chemical Exposures, Environmental Inequality, and Alternative Etiologies of Diabetes"
Author: Matthew Klingle
Abstract: After the Second World War, diabetes incidence and prevalence, especially its type 2 variant, increased dramatically in North America and across the globe. By the mid-1950s, biomedical and life scientists along with clinicians began advancing alternative etiologies (causes) to explain the rise. One such etiology centered on the modern industrial chemicals in the environment and their effects on animal and human health: endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) that mimicked or blocked normal hormone functioning, including hormones associated with metabolism such as insulin. This discovery prompted debates over the reliability of longstanding toxicological models to explain exposure and health consequences. Scientific uncertainty also yielded further political challenges to identify, classify, and regulate EDCs. Despite controversies over EDCs and their effects, by the 1980s, environmental justice advocates embraced the “environmental endocrine hypothesis” to clarify health disparities among marginalized communities. This tactic produced new political opportunities to address environmental health injustices but has also generated important questions about using contested scientific information to drive public health inequities. This paper is based on a chapter-in-progress from my book manuscript, "Sweet Blood: Diabetes and the Changing Nature of Modern Health."
Date Range: November 9, 2018
Location: Fishbein Workshop in the History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science, University of Chicago
Primary URL: https://fishbein.uchicago.edu/page/program-information
Primary URL Description: Morris Fishbein Center for the History of Science and Medicine, University of Chicago


“Government Song Women": Margaret Valiant, Sidney Robertson, and New Deal Collecting
Grant details: FZ-256604-17
Title: “Government Song Women": Margaret Valiant, Sidney Robertson, and New Deal Collecting
Author: Sheryl Kaskowitz
Abstract: Appearing on the "Documentation and Archival Collections" panel, this paper gave an overview of these two women's collecting activities as part of the Resettlement Administration's music unit, and discussed the unacknowledged contributions that they made to collecting methodologies and to the recording collections at the American Folklife Center.
Date Range: September 26, 2019
Location: Women Documenting the World Symposium, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Primary URL: http://www.loc.gov/folklife/Symposia/womenethnographers/index.html


Twelve Years a Slave Book Club-AMoA
Grant details: GI-234952-16
Title: Twelve Years a Slave Book Club-AMoA
Author: Ginger Jones
Author: Jerry Sanson
Abstract: LSU-A professors lead a book club discussion of one of the most important slave narratives of all time.
Date Range: 7/2/2016
Location: Epps House, Louisiana State University at Alexandria campus


Help Me to Find My People Book Club-AMoA
Grant details: GI-234952-16
Title: Help Me to Find My People Book Club-AMoA
Author: Erin Greenwald
Abstract: Purchased Lives curator leads book club discussion of Heather Andrea Williams's Help Me to Find My People: The African American Search for Family Lost in Slavery.
Date Range: 7/16/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art


Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-AMoA
Grant details: GI-234952-16
Title: Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-AMoA
Author: Daphne Derven
Author: Erin Greenwald
Author: Lori Boyer
Author: Adam Rothman
Abstract: This one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7–12 will begin with an in-depth discussion of the scholarship and findings on America and the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, to enhance and expand content knowledge. Curator and project director Erin Greenwald will present the lecture “Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade,” followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The lesson plans and ancillary materials will be the basis for a detailed discussion and exercises designed to build pedagogical strategies and techniques for classroom use. The workshop will wrap up with a lecture by humanities scholar, Adam Rothman (Georgetown), and an open forum discussion on effective teaching about human rights, enslavement, resistance, and controversy.
Date Range: 7/14/2016
Location: Alexandria Museum of Art, 933 Second Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71301


Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-NCRM
Grant details: GI-234952-16
Title: Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-NCRM
Author: Erin Greenwald
Author: Daphne Derven
Author: Lori Boyer
Author: Ernestine Jenkins
Author: Edward Ball
Abstract: This one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7–12 will begin with an in-depth discussion of the scholarship and findings on America and the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, to enhance and expand content knowledge. Curator and project director Erin Greenwald will present the lecture “Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade,” followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The lesson plans and ancillary materials will be the basis for a detailed discussion and exercises designed to build pedagogical strategies and techniques for classroom use. Ernestine Jenkins (University of Memphis) will provide an overview of the slave trade in Memphis. The workshop will wrap up with a lecture by humanities scholar, Edward Ball, and an open forum discussion on effective teaching about human rights, enslavement, resistance, and controversy.
Date Range: 9/30/2016
Location: National Civil Rights Museum, 450 Mulberry Street, Memphis, Tennessee, 38103


Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-Bullock
Grant details: GI-234952-16
Title: Purchased Lives Teachers' Workshop-Bullock
Author: Daphne Derven
Author: Erin Greenwald
Author: Jennifer Schwartzberg
Author: Daina Ramey Berry
Abstract: This one-day professional development workshop for educators of grades 7–12 will begin with an in-depth discussion of the scholarship and findings on America and the domestic slave trade from 1808 to 1865, to enhance and expand content knowledge. Curator and project director Erin Greenwald will present the lecture “Taking on the Tough Stuff of History: New Orleans and the Domestic Slave Trade,” followed by a guided tour of the exhibition. The lesson plans and ancillary materials will be the basis for a detailed discussion and exercises designed to build pedagogical strategies and techniques for classroom use. The workshop will wrap up with a lecture by humanities scholar, Daina Berry (University of Texas-Austin), and an open forum discussion on effective teaching about human rights, enslavement, resistance, and controversy.
Date Range: 2/11/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum. 1800 N. Congress, Austin, Texas 78701


Finding Your Roots-Workshop-Bullock
Grant details: GI-234952-16
Title: Finding Your Roots-Workshop-Bullock
Author: Ashley Stevens
Author: Maria Hammack
Abstract: Join historians and archivists for a conversation on using documents and other materials to discover personal histories, especially for those families fragmented by slavery. Maria Hammack will explore some of the historical resources available at the University of Texas. Her research shines light on Texas as a market for slavery and as a gateway for enslaved men and women who escaped to freedom in Mexico. Ashley Stevens will share resources from the Texas Library and Archives Commission, strategies for individuals attempting to trace their family histories today, and the complications involved in tracking down African-American relatives in the historic record.This program will be held in conjunction with the exhibition, Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865 which examines the domestic slave trade – a racialized system of bondage under which millions of men, women, and children lived and labored.
Date Range: 5/13/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas 78701
Primary URL: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/workshop-finding-your-roots-20170513


Traces of Texas Slavery-Bullock
Grant details: GI-234952-16
Title: Traces of Texas Slavery-Bullock
Author: Andrew Torget
Author: Nancy Bercaw
Author: Mary Elliott
Author: Maria Franklin
Abstract: Interpreting American slavery and its consequences from a variety of academic perspectives. Join scholars for an exploration of slavery and its role in our shared history. What does the historical record tell us about slavery and what were its repercussions? Discover for yourself with guidance through the layers of complexity and nuance in Texas and the nation. Speakers at the event will highlight the deep and lasting impacts of slavery on Texas through analysis of historic sources as diverse as artifacts, architecture, documents and descendant interviews.
Date Range: 1/27-1/28/2017
Location: Bullock Texas State History Museum, Austin, Texas
Primary URL: https://www.thestoryoftexas.com/visit/calendar/symposium-traces-of-texas-slavery-20170128


Roberto Burle Marx Guided Tour [K-8 Tour]
Grant details: GI-261125-18
Title: Roberto Burle Marx Guided Tour [K-8 Tour]
Author: Educator: Tai Montanarella, Associate Director of School and Out-of-School Programs
Abstract: Explore ways artist Burle Marx fused modern Brazilian culture, and native plant diversity to create distinct landscape designs. Create nature-inspired art
Date Range: June 11-14, 2019
Location: The New York Botanical Garden
Primary URL: http://www.nybg.org
Primary URL Description: Main NYBG website
Secondary URL: https://www.nybg.org/learn/schools-teachers/class-trips
Secondary URL Description: Webpage with specific information about the education program.


Observe & Create [K-8 Workshop]
Grant details: GI-261125-18
Title: Observe & Create [K-8 Workshop]
Author: Educator: Tai Montanarella, Associate Director of School and Out-of-School Programs
Abstract: Explore ways artist Burle Marx fused modern Brazilian culture, an