January 2011 Archives

Because of the date change we wanted to give a reminder that the first event of the new bimonthly Graduate Student Workshop series is this Monday, January 31, 3:30pm in the Scott Hall Commons, room 105. Susie Hatmaker will workshop her conference paper, "Rural Difference, Modern Desire: Searching for Place Outside of Time."

CURA Dissertation Research Grant Internal Departmental Deadline: Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) has just announced the Dissertation Research Grant which provides support to doctoral students engaged in dissertation research on urban issues. The award is for a one-time unrestricted grant of $20,000. Applicants must have passed the preliminary exam stage and have approved dissertation proposals by March 1, 2011. Please note the early internal deadline: Thursday, February 3.

UCD Clinton Summer Institute 2011

The UCD Clinton Institute Summer School is now accepting applications for the 2011 programme taking place July 10-17th. The School is aimed at advanced graduate students and junior faculty in the fields of American Studies, History, Political Sciences and Literary and Cultural Studies. The School's format will include daily workshop seminars and plenary lectures. Applications are suggested to be received prior to May 9, 2011.

"Fishscapes and Power: Alaska Natives and the politics of place-making in the Pacific halibut fishery" will be presented by Laurie Richmond, University of Hawai'i, on Thursday, January 27th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson Hall.

2011 Futures of American Studies Institute

This is the 15th year of the Futures of American Studies Institute at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. The one-week long Institute will run from June 20-26th, 2011. The topic for this year, the second of a four-year focus, is "The State(s) of American Studies." The Institute welcomes participants who are involved in a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary fields and who are interested in current critical debates in American Studies. The fee for the Institute (covering registration, housing, and seminars) is $695.00. Application deadline: May 20, 2011.

The American Studies program at Oklahoma State University-Tulsa invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor. The position is a one-year appointment to begin August 2011, with possible renewal for two additional years. Ph.D. in American Studies or a related interdisciplinary field and teaching experience required. Application deadline: February 1, 2011.

darkmatter Journal Special Issue: Post-racial Imaginaries

darkmatter Journal has announced a call for papers for a special issue: Post-racial Imaginaries. This issue of darkmatter Journal is interested in delineating the contours of the 'post-racial' turn by asking questions such as: what is the post-racial? What are the conditions of its emergence? Abstract deadline: February 1, 2011.

Anthropology 2011 Assistant Professor Search Candidate Schedule

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to announce the presentation calendar for their 2011 Assistant Professor Search.

Pcard Receipt Reminder

Please submit receipts for all January PCard purchases to Laura by Tuesday, February 1st.

The Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment & the Life Sciences is accepting proposals for projects addressing the broad societal implications of problems in health, environment, or the life sciences. A stipend with a maximum of $10,000 will be awarded for research and writing and funding for research supplies or funding for a program or colloquia for the upcoming summer and/or academic year. Proposals Due: February 7, 2011 or until funds are depleted. Click link for more information: http://www.lifesci.consortium.umn.edu/rfp

The University of Louisville is now accepting proposals for its annual Graduate Conference in Humanities on March 25, 2011. The theme for this year's conference is "Fanaticism: Recollections, Representations, Reactions." The conference is interested in papers that explore the various conceptions and interpretations of fanaticism: globally, culturally, and individually. Extended proposal deadline: February 5. Click link for more information: http://ahalouisville.com/archives/80

"Queering Like a State: Naturalized Citizenship and U.S. Empire"

Siobhan Somerville, "Queering Like a State: Naturalized Citizenship and U.S. Empire," Friday, February 25, 4 p.m., 101 Walter Library. Sponsored by the Graduate Interdisciplinary Group in Sexuality Studies

March Graduate Student Workshop series: Call for participants

March Graduate Student Workshop series: Call for participants. We have time set aside for the next Grad Student Workshop on Monday, March 28. This event is still open for students interested in presenting work. Students should contact Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by Monday, March 7 and indicate, generally, the type of work you would like to present. Click here to read the original Digest announcement with information about the Workshop series: http://blog.lib.umn.edu/amstdy/main/2010/12/american-studies-is-pleased-to.html

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE: The first Graduate Student Workshop has been postponed until Monday, January 31 in order to avoid conflicting with the Queer Twin Cities book discussion on January 24. The first event of the new bimonthly Graduate Student Workshop series will take place Monday, January 31, 3:30pm in the Scott Hall Commons, room 105. Susie Hatmaker will workshop her conference paper, "Rural Difference, Modern Desire: Searching for Place Outside of Time."

Graduate Student Deadlines & Notices

The Director of Graduate Studies, Tracey Deutsch, will be holding her
spring semester office hours on Mondays, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and Wednesdays 11:00
a.m.-1:00p.m.. Please contact the department directly to schedule a DGS appointment and provide your name and a topic/description for the appointment.

ANTH 8810-1: Futures

ANTH 8810-1: Futures will be taught by David Valentine Spring 2011 on Wednesdays from 2:30-5:00 p.m. in 389 Hubert H. Humphrey Center. This class is a reading of modernity through temporality, in particular, looking at how modern (and/or postmodern) subjects conceive of, theorize about, abandon, and attempt to shape "the future."

The HistoryMakers is pleased to offer a year-long fellowship (June 6, 2011 - June 1, 2012) working in African American archives. This fellowship is made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The purpose of this fellowship program is to provide training for African American archivists and other archivists interested in working with African American archival collections. The fellow will receive a $37,000 stipend for the year. Application deadline: February 15, 2011.

Race & Sovereignty: Call for Proposals - Deadline Extended to January 28, 2011

The UCLA School of Law's Critical Race Studies Program is now accepting proposals for its 5th Annual Academic Symposium to be held at UCLA School of Law, March 31-April 2, 2011. This year's theme, "Race and Sovereignty," will convene both emerging and established scholars from various countries who seek to engage other scholars, practitioners, and advocates working on these topics. The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to January 28, 2011.

Michael David Franklin, Kevin Murphy, Jennifer L. Pierce, and Alex Urquhart will be reading from their collaborative volume, Queer Twin Cities, at 4 p.m. on January 24th at the University Bookstore. On January 27th, they will also be interviewed about their book on KFAI at 7 p.m.


Legal History Workshop, Spring Semester 2011

The Legal History Workshop will be meeting periodically over the course of the spring semester, on Fridays from 12-1:15 p.m., with presentations by University of Minnesota faculty and graduate students. Space remains available in the calendar, so please contact Susanna Blumenthal as soon as possible if you are interested in presenting a work-in-progress. A preliminary schedule will circulate in the next couple weeks.

"Environment and Tribal Governance in the Cherokee Nation: Merging Political Ecology and Indigenous Studies" a lecture given by Clint Carroll, University of CA-Berkeley, on January 20th from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in 135 Nicholson.

"Gender Responsive" Prison Expansion: The Case of California

"Gender Responsive" Prison Expansion: The Case of California will be presented by Ruth Wilson Gilmore Friday, February 11, at 4:00 p.m., in Cowles Auditorium, Humphrey Center.

"Collections and Collaborations" CFP Extended Deadline

Indiana University - Bloomington's "Collections and Collaborations", Annual International Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference 2011 call for proposals has an extended deadline. New Deadline: January 31, 2011. Click link for more info: http://www.indiana.edu/~engsac/conference/index.html

Immigration History Research Center 2011 Research Grants

The Immigration History Research Center has announced 2011 research grants, including one-semester fellowships for graduate students working in IHRC collections. If you plan to apply, please notify Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by Tuesday, January 18 with the subject of your research at the IHRC. Melanie will then be in contact with you directly regarding internal application deadlines. Click link for more info: http://www.ihrc.umn.edu/index.php?entry=261940

BTHX 8610: Medical Consumerism

BTHX 8610: Medical Consumerism will be taught spring 2011 by Carl Elliott MD Ph.D. on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the Boynton 5th floor conference room. The purpose of this seminar is to explore the roots and implications of medical consumerism.

This is the FINAL REMINDER about the submission DEADLINE of Jan 10th, 2011 for the New School Graduate Student Conference in Philosophy, "The Spirit of Capital", which will take place at the New School for Social Research in New York City on April 28th and 29th, 2011. They are looking for papers not only on Hegel and Marx, but on the critical tradition of thought which they inaugurated. From the young Hegel to the late Frankfurt School, from philosophy to politics, we invite contributions on a wide range of themes that fall within this general orbit.

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

Spring 2011 Instructors: Please submit a copy of your course syllabus electronically to Laura at domin047@umn.edu by Friday, January 14, 2011. Please also include the time(s) and day(s) you will be holding office hours for the upcoming semester.

Grad Instructors & TA Office Assignments

Spring 2011 Grad Instructors & TAs: Office assignments have stayed the same for this semester, unless you receive an e-mail from Laura. If you are TAing or teaching in Spring and did not in Fall, you can stop by 104 Scott to pick up a key to your office from Laura.

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