Mar 16 | GCDI Intro to Python Workshop

Workshop: “Introduction to Python Programming”  Thursday, March 16th, 2017 – 6:30-8:30pm

Python is a programming language that can be used for a wide range of tasks, including collecting and analyzing data in a variety of formats, building web applications, and much more. It is an extremely popular programming language for academic researchers because of its flexibility and adaptability. In this workshop, we will learn the basic of working with the Python programming language. This workshop is designed for Python beginners; a prior knowledge of programming is not required.

This workshop will be hosted by GC Digital Fellow Rachel Rakov.

Register HERE

Deadline Mar 31 | AAS / CUNY Summer Digital Fellowship

Under the auspices of the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) and The Graduate Center Digital Initiatives (GCDI) program, a summer fellow is sought to transform ten early American literary text from PDF to TEI-encoded XML. These text have been published on Common-place: The Journal of Early American Life’s Just Teach One and need to be encoded according to the AAS TEI schema. Just Teach One, edited by Duncan Faherty (CUNY Graduate Center) and Ed White (Tulane University), aims to recover neglected or forgotten texts for teaching and studying early America. AAS manages the production of the site, and AAS Digital Humanities Curator Molly Hardy oversees the TEI-encoding of the texts. Continue reading Deadline Mar 31 | AAS / CUNY Summer Digital Fellowship

Extended deadline April 5 | CFP – Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture (Issue 10)

Shift, Issue 10, Call for Papers

Extended submission deadline: April 5, 2017

http://shiftjournal.org

Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture welcomes academic papers, exhibition and book reviews, translations of important texts into English, as well as other texts—of traditional or experimental format— addressing issues relevant to our visual and material world from current graduate students. Continue reading Extended deadline April 5 | CFP – Shift: Graduate Journal of Visual and Material Culture (Issue 10)

Sign Up For Open Classroom Week Class Visits

Open Classroom Week Class Visits

The Teaching and Learning Center invites participants as class visitors during Open Classroom Week. From March 20th-24th, experienced Graduate Center student instructors from a range of disciplines are opening their CUNY undergraduate classes to GC students.

Whether you’re new to teaching at CUNY or looking to see a different teaching methodology in action, Open Classroom week offers you the opportunity to sit-in on a class session and observe the host instructor’s teaching methods. After your visit, you and your host will have a conversation to discuss the class session, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about their pedagogy, methodology, and class structure and activities.  Continue reading Sign Up For Open Classroom Week Class Visits

Deadline April 10 | Applications for CUNY-New York Botanical Garden | Humanities Institute – Graduate Research Fellowship, Summer 2017

HUMANITIES
INSTITUTE
LUESTHER T. MERTZ LIBRARY

CUNYNew York Botanical Garden | Humanities Institute
Graduate Research Fellowship
Summer 2017

The Early Research Initiative invites applications for two CUNY—NYBG | Humanities Institute Graduate Research Fellowships.  These CUNY sponsored $4000 fellowships will be offered to CUNY Graduate Center Ph.D. students (Level I onward) from any program with primary research interests related to the environmental humanities that can be studied using the collections of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at NYBG.  The Humanities Institute is a division within the Mertz Library, one of the most comprehensive botanical libraries worldwide, with holdings comprising eight centuries of knowledge about the plant kingdom and related topics.  The primary responsibilities of the fellowship recipient will be to conduct their own research and collaborate with curators and archivists to expand public awareness of the important historical materials that reflect worldwide knowledge of plant science and culture, the vision of nature, landscape and garden design. Continue reading Deadline April 10 | Applications for CUNY-New York Botanical Garden | Humanities Institute – Graduate Research Fellowship, Summer 2017

Job Opportunity | Adjunct Instructor (Oral History, Visual Storytelling & Documentary Production)

OHMA is thrilled to announce that we are currently seeking two new adjunct instructors for the 2017-2018 academic year! 

FALL 2017 | ORAL HISTORY, VISUAL STORYTELLING
& DOCUMENTARY PRODUCTION

We imagine Oral History, Visual Storytelling & Documentary Production will do the following:

  • Introduce students to the creative and technical skills required to produce digital storytelling or short-form documentary work within an oral history framework.  This includes training in audio and video recording, editing and final production.
  • Engage with the ethical and creative dilemmas and opportunities of using oral histories as source material for a documentary work; lead students in developing an oral history approach to their own multimedia and documentary work.
  • Guide students through the process of conceptualizing and creating visual multimedia presentations and mini-documentaries.

Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading Oral History/Documentary to ohma@columbia.edu by April 15, 2017:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Samples of multimedia/documentary work (3 samples)
  • Sample course outline – this need not be a complete syllabus, but should give a general sense of how you would structure and approach the course.

SPRING 2018 | HUMAN RIGHTS & ORAL HISTORY:
TESTIMONY, MEMORY, AND TRAUMA

Human Rights & Oral History: Testimony, Memory, and Trauma will provide an introduction to the use of oral history methods in the context of human rights work, with a specific focus on ‘dealing with the past.’ This course will be offered jointly with the Institute for the Study of Human Rights[columbia.us5.list-manage1.com].

Oral history can be a powerful tool to document human rights abuses, just as it can contribute to conflict transformation processes and even the prevention of future violence. With its commitment to long-form, biographical interviewing and archival preservation, oral history is distinctive from, for example, the collection of testimony in a court of law or through a truth and reconciliation process.

Oral history allows scholars and advocates to make sense of the traumatic experiences of human rights violations and past violence within the broader context of a life, a historical trajectory, a cultural setting. It can also contribute to the work of historical dialogue in terms of its ability to stretch beyond official narratives, to dispel national myths, to create empathy for voices that come from opposing sides of a conflict.

However, using oral history within a human rights framework also presents real challenges: How can individual experiences be deployed as evidence? How do we take into account the complex interrelations of trauma, memory, and narrative? How are we to understand the relationship between collective and individual identity in this medium? How do we balance the needs of the narrator with the needs of society.

Understanding that the past plays a major role in the implementation of current human rights, how can we think of oral history as a mechanism of engagement with victims and perpetrators and the processes of ‘coming to terms with the past’ without suggesting a moral equivalency between these groups?

This course will consider these questions and related topics that focus on oral history methodologies and how they might be used in conflict and post-conflict societies as a tool of conflict transformation, democracy promotion or ‘dealing with the past.’

Applicants should send the following, as a single document, with the subject heading Oral History/Human Rights to ohma@columbia.edu by April 15, 2017:

  • CV
  • Letter of interest
  • Teaching statement
  • Sample course outline – this need not be a complete syllabus, but should give a general sense of how you would approach the course.

We look forward to reviewing your applications and expanding our course offerings!

Open Call for March 27 UN-BANNED all day Forum for all CUNY Students & Faculty + NY Philosophers, Artists from 7 banned countries to present

Monday, March 27
All Day Open Forum
Segal Theatre
The Graduate Center, CUNY 5th Ave at 34th St., Herald Sq

The Segal Center invites artists, philosophers, students, and faculty from the “banned seven”: Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Syria to share their thoughts and reactions to the recent changes in U.S. immigration policy. Continue reading Open Call for March 27 UN-BANNED all day Forum for all CUNY Students & Faculty + NY Philosophers, Artists from 7 banned countries to present

TLC Workshop, 3/15: Demystifying Ed Tech (First in a Series)

The TLC will be leading three upcoming workshops on educational technology.

Too often, conversations about educational technology are rife with black and white thinking. On the one hand, some assume that the introduction of technology into pedagogy will destroy the relationship between student and teacher, resulting in distracted students with no ability to focus. On the other hand, some think that with the introduction of a digital platform their teaching will be revolutionized, transformed, or create some other unseen positive result. Continue reading TLC Workshop, 3/15: Demystifying Ed Tech (First in a Series)

Due Mar 22 | ACLS Public Fellows for Humanities

Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows Competition for Recent PhDs

Fellowship Details: https://www.acls.org/programs/publicfellowscomp/

Application deadline: March 22, 2017, 8 pm EDT

Stipend: $67,500 per year, with health insurance coverage for the fellow, and up to $3,000 in professional development funds over the course of the fellowship

Tenure: Two years; start date on August 1 or September 1, 2017, depending on the fellowship position

Applications will be accepted only through the ACLS Online Fellowship Application system (ofa.acls.org). Please do not contact any of the organizations directly.

Notification of application status will occur by email starting late-May 2017. Continue reading Due Mar 22 | ACLS Public Fellows for Humanities

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