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2018-2019 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship

The Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY and Humanities New York announce the call for applicants for the 2018-2019 Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship.

The Graduate Student Public Humanities Fellowship was developed by Humanities New York in partnership with nine New York research universities to bring humanities scholarship into the public realm, encourage emerging humanities scholars to conceive of their work in relation to the public sphere, develop scholars’ skills for doing public work, and strengthen the public humanities community in New York State. The year-long Fellowship will involve a combination of training in the methods and approaches of the public humanities and work by the Fellow to develop a public project related to their own scholarship in partnership with a community organization.

The skills and experiences afforded by the Fellowship are intended to serve scholars who have a record of working with the public as well as those who are starting to explore the public humanities. It is equally valuable for scholars who plan to pursue careers within the academy and those who plan to pursue other career paths.  

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Bank Street Occassional Paper Series #40

Am I Patriotic? Learning and Teaching the Complexities of Patriotism Here and Now

We seek papers that explore the meanings of patriotism and teachers’ related work. We are interested in submissions that story and analyze teachers’ and students’ real experiences in classrooms and schools. We welcome papers that trouble narrow and seemingly fixed notions of patriotism and patriotic education. As part of this troubling, we invite papers from places big and small, here and there, investigating any scale of patriotism.
Timeline: February 1, 2018
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14th Annual International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry
“Qualitative  Inquiry  In Troubled Times"
May 16-19, 2018
This Congress offers scholars the opportunity  to foreground, interrogate, imagine  and engage new ways of doing  critical qualitative inquiry in these troubling time.  Sessions will take up such topics as: redefinitions of the public university, neoliberal accountability metrics, attacks on freedom of speech, threats to shared governance, the politics of advocacy, value-free inquiry, partisanship, the politics of evidence, public policy discourse, indigenous research ethics, decolonizing inquiry.
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Call for Papers: Teaching and Resistance in the Age of Trumpism

The 2016 election of Donald Trump has brought with it a wave of dangerous, reactionary developments, including an emboldened white supremacy; brazen sexism; a belligerent foreign policy posture; an ever-more punitive stance on “law and order”; racist, xenophobic immigration and border policies; denial of scientifically-proven climate change; an augmented neoliberal, “business” approach to social problems; an assault on truth in favor of “alternative facts”; the elevation of hate and bigotry in public discourse and attitude; and more. While many were shocked by the election results, the Alt-Right, authoritarian forces and sharply regressive ideas that carried Trump into office have deep historic roots and broad support.

Radical Teacher invites submissions that address how progressive educators are teaching about, working within, and resisting Trumpism.

Address inquiries to Sarah Chinn ( and Joseph Entin ( Complete manuscripts due January 31st, 2018.

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From ‘Hood’ To ‘High Line’: Of Poetry, Protest, and the People in Curriculum Studies
Wednesday, April 11-Friday, April 13
St. John’s University, New York
Call for Proposals Priority Deadline: November 1, 2017
Cut-Off for Submissions: December 1, 2017
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The Dreams, Possibilities, and Necessity of Public Education
New York, New York • Friday, April 13–Tuesday, April 17

President: Deborah Loewenberg Ball
Program Co-Chairs: Carla O’Connor and Suzanne Wilson
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