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Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies Workshop

THE DEPARTMENT OF GENDER, WOMEN and SEXUALITY STUDIES is hosting a workshop titled "Feminist Media Praxis Workshop" on Friday, October 10th at 4:00pm in Ford Hall 466. Click !Feminist Media Praxis Workshop.pdf for more information

Department of Sociology Talk & Workshop, Michael Burawoy

THE DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY with American Studies as a co-sponsor is hosting a workshop on ethnography and a talk on "Social Movements in the Era of Neoliberalism" by University of California- Berkeley Professor Michael Burawoy on Friday, October 10th. The workshop is at 12 pm and the talk will be at 4 p.m. in 1114 Social Sciences. ClickBurawoy Flyer-RS final.pdf for more information.

Legal History Workshop, Brooke Depenbusch

THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY is hosting the first Legal History Workshop of the semester titled "The Problem of General Relief in an Age of Welfare State Building" on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 12:15-1:15 in the Lindquist & Vennum Conference Room in Mondale Hall. Contact Susanna Blumenthal ( to request the paper and for more information.

Mellon Emerging Scholars Workshop

The Mellon Research Chairs at the Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change and the Centre for Humanities Research are pleased to announce the 2014 ICGC Mellon Emerging Scholars Workshop, "Public History from the Global South," which will take place on Monday, October 13, 9am-3pm in 1210 Heller Hall. Funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the workshop will showcase the dissertation research of five advanced PhD students involved in a scholarly exchange between the Universities of Fort Hare and the Western Cape in South Africa, and the University of Minnesota. This year's workshop engages with international scholarship on heritage and public history by introducing the intellectual and political stakes of doing this work in the Global South, and we hope that you will join us!

In preparation for the workshop, the graduate students listed will pre-circulate the following dissertation chapters to the participants a week prior to the event: Sian Butcher, "Racing Real Estate: Regulating Freehold, Finance and Freedom in Settler South Africa;" Geraldine Frieslaar, "(Re)Collections in the Archive: Making and Remaking the International Defense and Aid Fund (IDAF) Archival Collection;" Elliot James, "South Africa's Taxi Story: A Philosophy of Black Business Under Apartheid;" Sipokazi Sambumbu, "Investigating Heritage Discourse in Post Apartheid South Africa: National Museums and Sites;" Michelle Smith, "A House for the Dead: The De-Construction of the Red Location Museum." In addition to advancing wider scholarship on heritage and public history, the workshop is also intended to give these graduate student presenters feedback on their dissertations in progress. Therefore, papers will only be made available to participants from ICGC and its affiliated departments who RSVP in advance.

The format of the day-long workshop is as follows. There will be two sessions as well as a prepared lunch over the course of the day in order to facilitate five distinct conversations about students' work in relation to the workshop theme. The morning (9am-12pm) session will devote three hours to workshopping three chapters, and the afternoon (1-3pm) session will workshop two chapters over two hours. Each student will have 10-15 minutes to present their chapter. Invited faculty discussants will then spend up to 20 minutes giving detailed comments on the pre-circulated paper. And the remaining 25-30 minutes will be reserved for questions and comments from the audience. Participants are welcome to attend one or both sessions.

Again we hope that you will join us as we showcase and strengthen the exchange of emerging scholarship between our Centers. To confirm your participation in the 2014 ICGC Mellon Emerging Scholars Workshop, please RSVP to Elliot James ( no later than Friday, October 3.

UofM Funding Workshops

THE INSTITUTE for DIVERSITY, EQUITY, and ADVOCACY & OFFICE for DIVERSITY in GRADUATE EDUCATION are offering multiple workshops on funding, grants, and proposal writing. Click here for more information and to register.
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U Libraries Workshops

U LIBRARIES is offering a ton of workshops over the next few weeks for students and faculty. The courses will help you learn to manage research, utilize library resources, navigate copyright issues, and much more. Click here to learn more and register for any of the courses available.

Copyright Issues Workshops

THE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY is offering workshops on copyright issues for anyone teaching courses. The workshop is an hour long and will be held many times over the last few weeks of August. Click here to learn more and to register.


The deadline for Fulbright Core applications for Academic Year 2015-2016 is August 1st. For information about awards offered in specific disciplines or areas of the world and about the application, see our archived Webinars or register for an upcoming one.


CLA Grants will be holding a session for graduate students interesting in applying for the ACLS Dissertation Competition Fellowship on July 16th.

CLA Grants will be holding a session for graduate students interesting in applying for the ACLS Dissertation Competition Fellowship. This year's deadline is Oct. 22, but students planning to submit applications in upcoming years are likewise encouraged to attend.

For more information and to register click here.

Humphrey School Fall Courses

THE HUMPHREY SCHOOL will have three courses taught by famous politicians next fall. The first, PA 5990, The Politics of U.S. Policy, will be taught by former Congressman Vin Weber. The last two, PA 4490, Topics in Social Policy, and PA 5012, The Politics of Public Affairs, will be co-taught by former Vice President Walter Mondale.


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