November 2012 Archives

Professor Jaime Ginzburg on Brazilian Culture in Times of Violence

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese hosts the lecture "Brazilian Culture in Times of Violence" presented by Jaime Ginzburg, Associate Professor at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. The lecture will be held on Friday, December 7th from 1:30-3:00pm in 112 Folwell Hall. Reception will follow.

Jack Kent Cooke Dissertation Fellowship Award

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is currently accepting applications for their Dissertation Fellowship Awards. They will award four, $25,000 fellowships in 2013. They look to support advanced doctoral candidates in a variety of fields, including education and the social sciences. Application deadline: February 4, 2013.

CFP: Free Minds, Free People

The Education for Liberation Network national conference entitled Free Minds, Free People is inviting proposals to present work addressing a range of education justice issues. The conference will be held in Chicago from July 11th to the 14th in Chicago. Submission deadline is January 25, 2013.

Undergraduate Course ALL 3920, "Topics in Asian Culture - Exploring India: Languages, Literatures, and Film" will be taught spring 2013 by Dr. Sungok Hong. This course will explore the languages of India from genealogical, linguistic, typological, historical and sociological perspectives.

AMST 8920- Topics: Transnationalism and U.S. - Mexico Borderlands

AMST 8920 "Transnationalism and U.S.- Mexico Borderlands" will be taught spring 2013 by Yolanda Padilla. This course will track Chicana/o border studies as it evolved in the 1980's and 90's, examine ways in which border studies influenced and shaped the transnational imperatives that are now fundamental to work in American studies, and observe two case studies that indicate the importance of the borderlands for generating transnational approaches in Chicano/a and American Studies.

Melissa Autumn White "Ambivalent Belongings"

Quadrant visiting scholar Melissa Autumn White hosts two workshop and lunches to discuss material for upcoming book "Ambivalent Belongings: Regarding Queer (Im)Mobilities in an Age of Global Apartheid." The workshops will take place on Friday November 30th from 3:30-5:00pm in 445 Blegen Hall and Monday December 3rd 12-1:30pm in 260 Social Science.

Professor Andrew Hartman "A Trojan Horse for Social Engineering"

Professor Andrew Hartman presents "A Trojan Horse for Social Engineering: The Curriculum Wars in Recent American History on December 4th from 3:30-5:00pm in Walter Library Room 101.

GWSS Colloquium Professor Jennifer Pierce

Professor Jennifer Pierce will present "Racing for Innocence: Whiteness, Gender, and the Backlash against Affirmative Action" as the final colloquium of the Gender Sexuality Power and Politics Colloquium on Friday November 30th at 12:15pm in 400 Ford Hall.

New Course Offered in the School of Music

MUS 5950 SEC 003 "Music, Disability, and Society" will be taught by Alex Lubet this spring 2013 semester on Tuesdays from 6:00 - 9:00pm in 81 Ferguson Hall.

Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium with Professor Nancy Luxon

Professor Nancy Luxon will be presenting a chapter from her new book, "Breaking the Frame, Composing the Event," as part of the Minnesota Political Theory Colloquium Series. The talk will be held on Friday November 30th from 1:30-3:30pm in the Lippincott Room (Social Sciences Tower 1314).

ICGC Brown Bag Africans and Afro-Descendants in Portugal

Fernando Arenas will present "Africans and Afro-Descendants in Portugal: Continuity and Ruptures from Late Medieval to Postcolonial Times" as part of the ICGC Brown Bag Series. It will be held Friday November 30th at noon in 1210 Heller Hall.

Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads remaining lectures

Yuichiro Onishi presents"Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th Century Black America, Japan and Okinawa." This is the third lecture in the Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads series and will be held on Monday, November 26th in room 105 Scott Hall. For an event flier for this lecture and the remaining lectures in the series, please continue reading.

Libraries have trial access to African American Periodicals and Newspapers

The Libraries now have trial access to African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 and African American Newspapers, 1827-1998 available from Readex. Our trial access is up and running through December 7. These databases (along with others we do not have trial access to) are available at:

Click these for a guide to African American Periodicals and African American Newspapers.

CFP: "Consent: Terms of Agreement"

Indiana University-Bloomington is hosting an International Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference "Consent: Terms of Agreement" from March 21st-23rd, 2013. Submissions are invited for this conference which will explore both the cultural and practiced significance of "consent". EXTENDED submission deadline is Tuesday, January, 15th, 2013.

Schocet Endowment Academic Awards for Spring 2013

The University's GLBTA Program's office is offering Steven J. Schochet Endowment Academic Awards for Excellence in GLBT Studies. These awards honor the excellence of currently enrolled U of M undergraduate or graduate GLBTA students advancing the generation and dissemination of knowledge, awareness, and research around GLBT topics and identities. Awardees will receive a minimum of $1,000 towards the Spring 2013 semester. Application deadline is Monday, December 10th by 2:00pm.

University of Wisconsin's Law and Society Post-doctoral Fellowship

The Institute for Legal Studies of the University of Wisconsin Law School will appoint a law and society post-doctoral fellow for the 2013-14 academic year. We invite applications from humanities and social sciences scholars who are in the early (pre-tenure) stage of their career. Advanced ABD graduate students may apply, but the PhD must be completed before beginning the fellowship. The stipend will be $25,000, plus a research allowance of $5,000 and benefits that include health insurance. Application deadline is January 10th, 2013.

Click here for a link to their website.

Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History

The American Society for Legal History and the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School are pleased to invite applications for the seventh biennial Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History. The two-week program is structured but informal, and features presentations by guest scholars, discussions of core readings in legal history, and analysis of the work of the participants in the Institute. Preference will be given to applications from scholars in the early stage of their career (beginning faculty members, doctoral students who have completed or almost completed their dissertations, and J.D. graduates with appropriate backgrounds). Application period is from December 1st-January 15th.

Click here for a link to their website.

CFP: Humanity and Society media reviews

The official journal of the Association for Humanist Sociology Humanity and Society invites media reviews on a wide variety of topics but is particularly interested in media presentations that are relevant to humanist sociology. The journal welcomes reviewers from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives, including activists, graduate students, and practitioners in fields other than sociology. For more information, please continue reading.

University of Michigan- Ann Arbor graduate student conference "Animal Representation"

The University of Michigan Rackham Animal Studies Workshop is holding a graduate student conference with the theme of "Animal Representation" with keynote speaker Nigel Rothfels on February 8th-9th, 2013. They are looking for panel and individual paper proposals from a wide range of disciplines surrounding their theme. Submission deadline is Saturday, December 1st, 2012.

Guantánamo Public Memory Project open house

The Guantánamo Public Memory Project open house will be held on Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 from 7-8:30pm at 1210 Heller Hall. Join the students involved in the project and hear about the innovative work that they have done in the public history Guantánamo Project course, taught by Jean O'Brien and Kevin Murphy.

PCard Receipts Due

Please submit receipts for all November PCard purchases to Laura by Friday, November 30th.

For a generic coversheet, please click here.

CFP: EXTENDED DEADLINE for 14th Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History

The Executive Committee of the Fourteenth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is pleased to announce a call for papers. The Symposium is scheduled for February 28th-March 1st, 2013. Submissions from graduate students from any institution and discipline on any topic in the field of women's and gender history are invited. Submission Deadline: EXTENDED TO November 29, 2012.

New courses in the department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch studies

If you plan to apply for the Dolores Zohrab Liebmann Fund Fellowship, please notify Melanie ( of your intent to apply by Monday, November 19 at 12:00pm Noon. Melanie will then be in contact with you directly regarding the internal application deadline. Please note that because the Department received late notice of this award, a short turn-around time for application materials will be necessary. Click here for information about the Fellowship.

June Msechu will present "Little and Little Fills a Measure: Family Adaptive Strategies in Rural Tanzania" as part of the ICGC Brown Bag Series this Friday, November 16th at 12pm in 537 Heller Hall.

Grad students are able to request the use of Department funds for research and conference travel on an on-going basis. Continue reading for more information and the procedure for requesting the use of funds.

CFP: "Virtual Identities and Self Promotion"

Submissions are invited for the 2013 PCA/ACA National Conference "Virtual Identities and Self Promotion". The conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with the issues surrounding creating a sense of self in online environments and will be held in Washington, DC March 27th-30th, 2013. Submission deadline: November 30th, 2012.

The James Smithson Fellowship Program for Post-Doctoral Students

The Smithsonian Institution invites applications for the 2013 James Smithson Fellowship Program for post-doctoral students in the fields of science, the humanities and the arts. The fellowships will offer an early career opportunity for scholars interested in gaining experience in both scholarship and policy through a Smithsonian lens. Candidates must be not more than five years beyond receipt of their PhD by December 31st, 2012. Application deadline: January 15th, 2013. Click here for complete requirements and application information.

Yuichiro Onishi Talk on Nov. 26th at 3:30pm

Yuichiro Onishi presents "Transpacific Antiracism: Afro-Asian Solidarity in 20th Century Black America, Japan and Okinawa." This is the third lecture in the Black Studies and American Studies at the Crossroads series and will be held on Monday, November 26th at 3:30pm in room 105 Scott Hall.

CFP: Two Praeger Publishers Volume Series

Praeger Publishers seeks proposals for two of their series: "Racism in American Institutions" and "Intersections of Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in America." Both are open-ended series of one-volume works. Continue reading for both series descriptions and more info.

MNHS Spring 2013 Internship Opportunities

The Minnesota Historical Society is seeking graduate and undergraduate interns for spring semester of 2013. Deadline for applying is November 18, 2012. Continue reading for more information.

Curriculum & Instruction Diversity Dialogue Friday 11/16

The Curriculum and Instruction Diversity Dialogue presents "Constructing the Innocent Classroom: Rethinking Teacher-Student Relationships" with Alexs Pate on Friday, November 16th, 2012 from 12:00pm-1:30pm in 355 Peik.

ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture featuring P.Sainath

The ICGC Distinguished Public Lecture will feature P.Sainath's presentation "India in the Age of Inequality: Farm Crisis, Food Crisis, and the Media". The event will take place on November 15th from 3:30-5:30pm in 1210 Heller Hall.

CFP: "Beyond Production and Consumption: Refining American Material Culture Studies"

The American and New England Studies Program at Boston University seeks submissions for the conference: "Beyond Production and Consumption: Refining American Material Culture Studies" to be held on March 23rd, 2013. They invite submissions that engage material culture from a broad range of disciplinary perspectives and examine processes of appropriation, transformation, reclamation, or reinvention related to American material culture. Submission deadline: November 20th, 2012.

CFP: "Academics IRL: Taking Scholarship out of the Ivory Tower"

The American Studies Department at Purdue University invites submissions for the 38th Annual Graduate Symposium to be held April 17th-19th, 2013. They invite papers from students of all disciplines to engage the theme "Academics IRL: Taking Scholarship Out of the Ivory Tower." Submission deadline: January 12th, 2013. Click here for the complete call for papers.

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in IAS at Univ. of Washington -Tacoma

The University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) to begin fall 2013. An ideal candidate will be specialized in Gender/Intersectionality (race, class, and gender broadly defined) with preference for a scholar trained in Latino/a Studies. Application deadline: November 27th, 2012.

ICGC Brown Bag presents Professor Elliot James

Professor Elliot James will be lecturing on "Crime and Governance in Cape Town's Early Taxi Industry, 1908-1916" as part of the ICGC Brown Bag series. It will be held in 537 Heller Hall at 12pm on Friday Nov. 9th.

Spectral Illusions, Spiritualism, and the Limits of Vision: Francis Edmonds' The Speculator

Associate curator Peter John Brownlee from the Terra Foundation of Art will be lecturing on "Spectral Illusions, Spiritualism, and the Limits of Vision: Francis Edmonds' The Speculator" on Thursday, Nov. 8th at 4pm in Room 1210 Heller Hall.

Charles Dickens Bicentennial Celebration

A Charles Dickens Bicentennial Celebration will be held on Thursday, Nov. 8th from 3-4:30pm and Friday Nov. 9th from 1-3pm in Lind Hall 207A. These events are presented by the Nineteenth Century Subfield and will feature Prof. James Eli Adams as the keynote speaker.

Assistant Professor job opportunity at UNC-Chapel Hill

The department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill invites applications for a tenure-track job at the Assistant Professor level. Candidates should have demonstrable engagement with the application of digital technologies in research and teaching related to the study of the American experience. A PhD in American Studies is required by August 15th, 2013.

Trans-Scripts 2013 Call for Papers: "Thinking Activism"

The interdisciplinary online journal Trans-Scripts invites graduate students to submit work for the publication's third volume "Thinking Activism." They seek submissions in the humanities and social sciences that focus on the productive intersections of scholarship and activism, as well as submissions that address the differences between these two modes of thinking and doing. Submission deadline is Tuesday, January 1st, 2013.

Catherine Guisan at Political Theory Colloquium Friday Nov. 9th

This Friday, November 9th, the Political Theory Colloquium is proud to present Professor Catherine Guisan of the Department of Political Science at the University of Minnesota. Professor Guisan will present her paper, "The Transatlantic Relationship: Of Natality, Gender and Midwifery," as part of our ongoing series on Empire and Other Global Designs. The abstract is below and the paper will be distributed later this week. Please note that this week the colloquium will be meeting in Social Sciences Building 614 at 1:30. Coffee will be served. All are welcome.

For those applying to graduate programs

The Institute of Humane Studies at George Mason University is introducing the Hayek Fund for Future Scholars. The Fund will reimburse up to $300 in application fees for undergraduates and recent graduates applying for full-time doctorate or master's degree programs at any school in the United States starting in the 2013-14 academic year. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and decisions will be made within 3 weeks of applying.

New DVDs at University Libraries

Nancy Herther has a list of new DVDs that is great for personal research, classwork or general enlightenment. For a complete list of DVDs, click here.

Spanish Lecture on Experimental Approaches to the Prosody-Pragmatics Interface

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese presents "Experimental Approaches to the Prosody-Pragmatics Interface in Spanish" with University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor Rajiv Rao. The lecture will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 13th from 3-4pm in 121 Folwell Hall.

UNC-Chapel Hill's new doctoral program in American Studies

The Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill proudly announces a new graduate program. They now offer a doctoral program in American Studies, which joins the long-standing M.A. program in Folklore.

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