February 2011 Archives

Brian Tochterman Talk Cancelled

The talk by Brian Tochterman, "Fear City on Film: The Cinematic Narrative of 1970s New York City as Public History and Memory," scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, has been cancelled.

PhD Jason Ruiz Chicano Studies job talk

PhD Jason Ruiz Chicano Studies job talk, Desire Among the Ruins: Travel to Porfirian Mexico and the Aesthetics of Economic Conquest, will be given on Wednesday, March 2, at 3:30 pm in 102 Walter Library.

Ethnomusicology and Global Culture Summer Institute - Application Deadline: March 1, 2011

Ethnomusicology and Global Culture, a Summer Institute sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, will be held at WesleyanUniversity on June 20 - July 1, 2011. Stipend support is available for 22 faculty and 3 full-time graduate students. Application deadline: March 1, 2011.

Prelim Workshop "The Work of American Studies" Rescheduled for February 28th

Please note: "The Work of American Studies" series Prelim Workshop that was postponed due to the winter storm has been rescheduled for Monday, February 28th.

Classroom Assignments for Finals Week

Spring 2011 Faculty and instructors who will NOT use their classroom during finals week should notify the department by writing to amstdy@umn.edu no later than Wednesday, March 9th. If you are unsure of when your final is to be held, check the schedule at http://onestop.umn.edu/calendars/final_exams/index.html

PCard Receipt Reminder

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

Dept. of History PhD Candidate Practice Job Talk

"Fear City on Film: The Cinematic Narrative of 1970s New York City as Public History and Memory", a practice job talk, will be given by the Department of History PhD candidate Brian Tochterman on March 2nd at 10:30 a.m. in 1229 Heller Hall.

Save the Date: David Noble Lecture

Save the Date: The 17th Annual David Noble Lecture, featuring Dr. Thaddeus Russell, will be held on Tuesday, April 12th at 5 pm, in the President's Room in Coffman Union. More details will follow soon, but we wanted you to be able to mark your calendars for this important event.

The department is pleased to announce the new series for grad students, "The Work of American Studies," this spring semester. Workshops in this series, held bimonthly, will focus on your work as
graduate students, academics, and teachers, inside and outside the university. Examples of topics include milestones of graduate education, public presence, pursuing careers, and working inside and outside the academy. The first session in the series will be the Preliminary Portfolio Exam workshop on Monday, February 21, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m

Upcoming Workshops Save the Dates

Graduate students: please save the date for two spring workshops lead by Tracey Deutsch, DGS. The first workshop will be on Preliminary Exams, and will be held on Monday, February 21st at 3:30 pm in the Commons. The second workshop will be on approaches to the job market and will be held on Monday, April 18th at 3:30 pm in the Commons. Look for more information in the digest next week.

Grad students are able to request the use of Department funds for research and conference travel on an on-going basis.

The Center for Writing's Student Writing Support program is now searching for graduate writing consultants (25-50% appointment) to begin work in Fall 2011. Applications will be accepted through March 4, 2011.

Imagining America Call for Participation

Imagining America (IA) invites higher education affiliates (faculty, students, staff, and administrators) and community partners (individuals and organizations) to participate in our twelfth annual national conference, September 22-24, 2011, in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul, co-hosted by Macalester College and the University of Minnesota. Through the theme of this year's conference, "What Sustains Us?" we will convene conversations, collaborations, and actions about a central issue of our time - sustainability. Submission deadline: April 4, 2011.

Council on Library Information Resources (CLIR) Fellowship

The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) is now accepting applications for a new fellowship award, in an amount up to $25,000, to support original source dissertation research in the humanities or related social sciences in the Preservation Research and Testing Division of the
Preservation Directorate at the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. Application deadline: March 11, 2011.

Islam and the Humanities Conference at the University of Minnesota

The Religious Studies Program at the University of Minnesota and The National Endowment for the Humanities is pleased to present the conference, "Shared Cultural Spaces: Islam and the West in the Arts and Sciences", February 24-26th. This conference is free and open to the public.

Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF) Application Internal Deadline: March 2, 2011

Grad School's Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship (DDF), which includes a $22,500 stipend, is intended to give the most accomplished final-year PhD candidates, typically those entering their final year or two years of graduate study, an opportunity to complete the dissertation within the 2011-12 academic year. It is expected that Fellows will graduate by the end of spring 2012, but not later than the end of fall 2012. To be considered for nomination by the department, submit your application materials to Melanie (stein196@umn.edu) by the department's internal deadline of March 2, 2011.

Spring Deadline for Thesis Research Grants: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at noon.

The Graduate School's thesis research grant competition is open to doctoral students who have passed the oral preliminary examination by the application deadline. Grants of up to $2,500 are available to support domestic thesis research and grants of up to $5,000 are available to conduct international thesis research. Application deadline: Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at noon.

The School for Advanced Study, University of London has extended their deadline for submission to February 28, 2011 for a Visiting Fellowship in the humanities and social sciences. Applications for 2011-12 are now invited from scholars (at least ten years from their PhD) wishing to pursue research in London in any of the areas covered by the School. The Fellowship is tenable for up to six consecutive months between September 2011 and June 2012. The Fellowship offers an allowance towards travel, accommodation and research costs up to a determined maximum.

Feminist Studies Publication Seeking Poetry and Fiction Submissions

Feminist Studies is seeking poetry and fiction for a special issue on transgender and the intersections of race/ethnicity/nation. In addition to scholarly work, the issue will include an art essay about South African photographer Zanele Muholi's work representing gender variance in South Africa. Please send work for the Trans Issue by April 1, 2011.

"Pharmaceutical Alliances and the Politics of Prescription Drug Reform in Post-War America", will be presented by Dominique Tobell, PhD & Assistant Professor from the University of Minnesota, on Friday, February 4th from 12:15-1:30 p.m. in 1-450 Moos Tower. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

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