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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Post-doc Fellowships in the Humanities in Germany

ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION and the VOLKWAGEN FOUNDATION are happy to announce a call for applications to their Post-doctoral Fellowships in the Humanities at Universities and Research Institutes in Germany for the 2016/17 academic year. The fellowships are granted for 9-12 months to do post-doc work in the humanities at an academic institution in Germany. Applications are due October 8th, 2015. Click here for more information and to apply.

CHIC 3900: Police Violence and Mass Incarceration

CHICANA/O STUDIES is excited to offer CHIC 3900: Topics in Chicana/o Studies: Police Violence & Mass Incarceration this Fall. The course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 – 5:15pm and will be taught by Assistant Professor Lena Carla Palacios. See below for the course description.

We engage critically with issues raised by police violence and mass incarceration of Chicanas/os-Latinas/os, asking what legal historians, critical race theorists and feminist criminologists can bring to the conversation and what we can learn from the critical analysis and collective action of scholar-activists who are at the forefront of migrant justice and anti-prison movements. Given the importance of social media for the documentation, analysis and activist organizing in response to policing, detention and deportation, the main assignments in this course are blog posts, video essays, community engagement, and youth-led participatory action research (YPAR). Although the course focuses on Chicanas/os-Latinas/os it is comparative in nature and will incorporate the voices and experiences of African American, American Indian, and Asian American communities in the Twin Cities.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail me at compalena@hotmail.com.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Course Reserves at the LIbrary

THE LIBRARY offers many resources as instructors prepare for Fall Courses. One of these is course reserve for books, films, or course packets. See below for more information.

Course reserve is available on-site or online.  Both appear in the Library Course Page and can be integrated with Moodle, making course materials easy for students to find and access.  

On-site reserve consists of books, films, or course packets shelved at any Twin Cities campus library.  To submit an on-site reserve request, email a list of items you’d like placed on reserve to the contact for the campus library you’d like as your reserve site.  Contacts for reserve sites can be found here:

Online reserve can include a variety of materials--excerpts from books, direct links to articles from e-journals, video clips, slides from class lectures, fair use materials, materials that cost a copyright fee, and more.  The reserve system is compatible with mobile devices.  

To request an online reserve page, email your reading list or syllabus to wilsrsv@umn.edu.  If your request may include items that cost a copyright fee, please be sure to submit your request at least 4 weeks before the semester begins to allow time for processing.


Are you interested in considering non-commercial course texts or readings?  If so, there are many excellent resources in many different fields/disciplines.  If you'd want to explore some of the options, just let me know!  I'd be happy to help pull together some options for you - these free materials save students significant amounts in their college costs!


Contact Nancy Herther at herther@umn.edu

African American & African Studies Course

THE DEPARTMENT of AFRICAN AMERICAN and AFRICAN STUDIES is offering a course this fall titled “The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984” and meets on Thursdays from 6:00 – 8:45pm. It will be taught by Peter Rachleff. See the poster below for more information.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

MHS Fall Internships

MINNESOTA HISTORICAL SOCIETY has a variety of internships available for this Fall. Applications are due Sunday, July 26th. Click here to see all of the positions, learn more, and apply.

Notches Grad Student Assistant Editors

NOTCHES, a peer-reviewed international blog on the history of sexuality is seeking 2-3 graduate student assistant editors. For one position they are specifically seeking someone who specializes in Medieval/Early Modern Europe and the other two positions are open to any area of specialty.See below for further details.

Notches—a peer-reviewed, international blog on the history of sexuality—is seeking 2-3 graduate student assistant editors. We especially welcome candidates with strengths in Medieval / Early Modern Europe to apply for one of these positions. The area of specialty is open for the other two positions.
Notches provides a critical space for those within and outside the academy to engage with exciting new work in the field of the history of sexuality. Notches encourages a global focus, not only in terms of the content of posts and location of contributors, but also in the conferences and special events in the history of sexuality that we cover.
Participating in Notches will provide you with an opportunity to gain experience in digital and public history, to develop your professional network, and to introduce your own research to a broader audience through a successful international blog. 
Assistant Editors will help with the following tasks:
·      Soliciting new contributions
·      Liaising with contributors
·      Researching conferences and events for our Dispatches feature
·      Researching images and acquisition
·      Managing our social media presence
·      Compiling book lists and ordering book copies for our Author Interviews feature
·      Assisting in the upkeep of the blog
·      Copyediting submissions

Applicants should be graduate students specializing in the history of sexuality. We are particularly interested in candidates with strong communication and organizational skills (Writing Center experience is a plus) and an interest in digital humanities and public history. We are looking for someone who can contribute a maximum of 5 hours of work per week. A minimum commitment of one year is required. This position, like all editorial roles at Notches, is unpaid.
To apply, please send a 1 page cover letter and CV to Dr. Gillian Frank at gfrank@princeton.edu by August 1, 2015. Inquiries are welcome.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Faculty Fulbright Awards

THE FULBRIGHT SCHOLAR PROGRAM is pleased to announce they are accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year for their faculty and professional award programs. Applications are due August 3rd, 2015. Click here for more information, eligibility, and to apply

Hyangeun Kim Lecture

THE INSTITUTE for ADVANCED STUDY is hosting a lecture by Dr. Hyangeun Kim titled “The Effects of Multicultural Education on Elementary School Children in Korea.” The lecture will be held on Wednesday, July 15th from 12-2pm in the Crosby Seminar Room (240 Northrop). Click here for more information.