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Colby College Launches Race and Identity Matters (RIM) Initiative

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

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

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

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

 

URI Humanities Conference

URI Conference on Building a Collaborative Humanities Network

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

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

Preliminary Conference Schedule
New England Digital Connections

August Digital Humanities Retreat Sponsored by NEHC

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

NEH Regional Grant-Writing Workshop at Dartmouth

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

Time's Up: What Now? flyer

Time’s Up: What Now?

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

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

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

Two Upcoming Events

The NEHC would like to highlight two exciting events.

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

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

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

The twelfth annual Black New England Conference

October 19-20, 2018, University of New Hampshire

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