Selected External Opportunities and Announcements

National Humanities Alliance Webinar - September 12, 2019

Join the National Humanities Alliance on September 12 at 2:00 pm EDT for a Between Two Bookshelves webinar with Andrew Perrin, Ruel W. Tyson Professor of the Humanities and director of the University of North Carolina’s Institute for the Arts and Humanities. A sociologist, Dr. Perrin has a longstanding research interest in how engagement with the humanities contributes to civic engagement. His 2014 book, American Democracy: From Tocqueville to Town Halls to Twitter, argues that democracy is “first and foremost a matter of culture: the shared ideas, practices, and technologies that help individuals combine into publics and achieve representation.” The webinar will focus on Dr. Perrin’s recent work to establish empirical links between the humanities and civic engagement. The Between Two Bookshelves series is open to all NHA member organizations and their members.

Please register here. You will receive an automated email from Zoom after registering with information about how to access the webinar.

Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement

The Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement has recently confirmed funding for a series of workshops on campus and a continuation of its Fellows program through the coming year.  Each workshop is budgeted to support up to two visiting speakers (travel and lodging, plus honoraria), and Fellows are provided with an apartment and stipend for 2 – 10 weeks, depending on their project.  For more information, please contact Amy Flockton, Assistant Director, Institute for Cross-Disciplinary Engagement.