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The Center for the Humanities is currently seeking applications for their Teaching, Digital Publics & Public Humanities Fellowships 

TEACHING FELLOWS

The Center for the Humanities is currently seeking 3 Teaching Fellows (GC Doctoral students) entering their third year or higher by Fall 2020 to bring public humanities practices into their classrooms, as part of Seminar on Public Engagement. Teaching fellows will receive:

    • Tuition fellowship
    • Stipend for project development
    • Funds for student involvement in public humanities events
    • Support from Faculty Coleaders and Center for the Humanities staff

Teaching Fellows will be liaisons between community college students, seminar participants, community partners, and guest speakers. Working closely with faculty coleaders, they will develop innovative pedagogy and public humanities practices in their curriculum, thereby ensuring that the research being produced through the seminar reaches all publics housed within the CUNY system. They will be provided with space at the Center for the Humanities one day a week to develop and analyze their classroom experiences and be encouraged to collaborate with other public humanities initiatives at the GC.

DIGITAL PUBLICS FELLOWS:

The Center for the Humanities is currently seeking 3 Digital Publics Fellows (GC Doctoral students) entering their third year or higher by Fall 2020 working in digital humanities will receive:

    • Tuition fellowship
    • Stipend for digital platform development
    • Digital Humanities training, including support to attend the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, Canada

Digital Publics Fellows will float between the three research teams, connecting them through interpretative digital interfaces. They will work at the Center for the Humanities one day a week to develop technological platforms and digital media tools around the initiative and be encouraged to collaborate with other public and digital humanities initiatives at the GC.

THE PROVOST’S FELLOW IN THE PUBLIC HUMANITIES:

The Center for the Humanities is currently seeking 1 Provost’s Fellow in the Public Humanities (GC Doctoral student) who will work with the entire cohort as well as departments across the building to make connections and conduct research and analysis about ongoing public humanities practices at the GC. This fellow will receive:

  • Tuition Fellowship
  • A working space at the GC to undertake research

The Provost’s Fellow in the Public Humanities will work closely with the seminar cohort, the Public Humanities Task Force, the Center for the Humanities, and PublicsLab to conduct research and service in the public humanities. The Provost’s Fellow will conduct and analyze research on ongoing public humanities work at CUNY for two years. During the first year, the fellow will focus on creating networks for communication between centers, institutes, and departments championing public humanities work at the GC. During the second year, the fellow expands the scope of the established network to facilitate communication across all 24 CUNY campuses. By synthesizing their research, and unifying and amplifying these networks, this fellow will gain valuable insight into the ways in which public humanities efforts transform centers of higher education and the communities they serve while also ensuring greater cohesion and collaboration across the largest and most diverse public urban university in the country.

COMPENSATION/SUPPORT 

These highly competitive fellowships offer a graduate assistantship (totaling $28,000), administered by the Center per year to promote engagement in public humanities-related projects as part of the seminar. Teaching and Digital Publics Fellows will also receive a stipend of $2500 minimum to enact public humanities activities in digital and classroom spaces. More funds may be made available through a budget request during the grant cycle. The graduate assistant appointment will provide in-state tuition remission to students within their first 10 registered semesters of doctoral study at the CUNY Graduate Center. Each fellowship is for one year with an option to renew for a second; it will require a 15 hour per week commitment. The Center for the Humanities will provide logistical support for collaborative activities, projects and programming.

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Mahindra Humanities Center (Harvard) Postdoctoral Fellowships, 2020-21

The Mahindra Humanities Center invites applications for one-year postdoctoral fellowships in connection with the Center’s Andrew W. Mellon Foundation seminar on the topic of migration and the humanities.

Fellows will receive stipends of $65,000, medical insurance, additional research support of $2,500, and (for those not already in residence in Greater Boston) $1,500 in moving expenses. Fellows are expected to be in residence at Harvard for the term of the fellowship.

Eligibility and Deadline Information

Applicants for 2020-21 fellowships must have received a doctorate or terminal degree in or after May 2017. Applicants without a doctorate or terminal degree must demonstrate that they have completed all requirements for a terminal degree (i.e. dissertation defense) by August 1, 2020. International scholars outside the United States are appointed under either the J-1 visa (Research Scholar status) or F-1 OPT (Optional Practical Training), depending on their circumstances. If awarded a fellowship, the term of appointment for international scholars is September 1, 2020-August 31, 2021. The Mahindra Center reserves the right to cancel awards if the recipient is unable to meet these conditions of completion and visa status.

The application deadline for applicants to submit their materials is November 15, 2019. The deadline for receipt of letters of recommendation is December 6, 2019.

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GC MA in Liberal Studies (MALS) Program seeks Advising Fellow

The Advising Fellow Program aims to provide vital academic support to students in the MA in Liberal Studies (MALS) program while they study at the Graduate Center. MALS is looking to appoint one additional advising fellow for the academic year 2019-2020; the provisional start date is October 1, 2019. The Advising Fellows will provide individualized academic support to the master’s students, guiding them in choosing courses, managing their work loads and meeting academic challenges, and enlisting faculty mentors to supervise their theses. The Fellows will be advanced doctoral students who have already successfully navigated their own Graduate Center course requirements and who will be able to share their wisdom and experience with the master’s students. Carefully chosen for their interpersonal skills and judgment, the Fellows will be accessible and open to students while also providing academic guidance.

 

Each advising fellow will be responsible for advising a specific group of students (whose area of study and research will be related to that of the advising fellow if possible) on their program of study, course selection, thesis/capstone planning, and other academic affairs. Advising fellows will host late afternoon and evening office hours to meet with their MA advisees and will also meet with students by appointment. In addition, Advising Fellows will be take on responsibilities to support the development of the master’s student community by developing programing for master’s students about academics, careers, networking, and writing as requested on a semester by semester basis.

 

Appointments for Fall 2019 semester positions will start on October 1, 2019, and will end at the close of the semester; work for the spring 2020 semester starts three days before the semester. Annual salaries for will start at $28,128 for 450 hours of non-teaching work over the academic year or $14,206 per semester for 225 hours work; this salary will be pro-rated in light of the October 1st start date. Students in their first ten semesters of doctoral study will be eligible for in-state tuition remission. Positions can provide eligibility for NYSHIP health insurance.

 

Application Specifics and Requirements

 

To be eligible, applicants must be Level III by the start date of the appointment. Each advising fellow is expected to have deep institutional knowledge of the Graduate Center, its administrative structures that relate to students, and its academic programs and faculty. Students with interdisciplinary research interests, interdisciplinary coursework (especially those who have completed one of the interdisciplinary PhD certificates), and advising experience are encouraged to apply. Students who have completed master’s degrees before starting their PhD work are also encouraged to apply. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential.

 

Application Instructions: To apply, please send a statement of interest (no more than 1–2 pages), noting any interdisciplinary courses or work completed and advising experience, a CV, and a letter of reference from a faculty advisor (which can be sent separately) to the Liberal Studies Program Office (liberalstudies@gc.cuny.edu) with “Advising Fellows Application” in the subject line. Inquiries about the program can be sent to Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis (emacaulay_lewis@gc.cuny.edu), the EO of the M.A. Program in Liberal Studies. Applications must be received by 5 pm on August 12, 2019 to be considered.

 

Interviews for the position will be held on August Wednesday 21, 2019.

 

 

 

 

Fall 2019 – Multicultural Students Support Group

Multicultural Students Support Group

Starts Fall 2019

 

Fridays: 1:00-2:30pm

Location: Room 6422

Facilitated by Dr. Inez Strama & Serena Tchania

 

This group offers support to international students and students from various multicultural backgrounds (i.e., racial, ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, etc.).

Are you experiencing loneliness? Or feeling like you don’t fit into the culture of graduate school? Perhaps your family of origins’ expectations conflict with your life choices? Are you grappling with your multicultural identity? Do you worry about navigating logistical and legal matters in the U.S.? Or concerned about your ability to communicate because English is not your first language? Are you having difficulties adjusting to life in a different country?

You must be a currently registered GC student to join this group.  Registration is required, stop by the Wellness Center in room 6422 to sign up or visit our website: http://cuny.is/wellnesscenter to download a Request for Services Form (also attached for your convenience).  Email and fax is acceptable to submit the form as well.

GC IT Aide job available ​

GC IT Aide job available

Student Employment Program (SEP)

IT Aide Job Description

General Characteristics

Information Technology (IT) is the division of the Graduate Center that provides and maintains a wide variety of voice, video and data systems to serve the Graduate Center community of students, faculty, staff and members of the public.  Reporting directly to the IT Services Operations Manager, the IT Aide assists with a wide variety of IT and Audiovisual maintenance and operational matters, end-user support services and special projects and initiatives. The IT Aide must possess technical proficiency, a commitment to working as a member of a support team and dedication to customer service.

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September 5 – IIE Fulbright Grants for Graduate Research Abroad

The 2020-21 Institute for International Education (IIE) Fulbright Grant competition is now open.  Application materials and guidelines are available on-line at http://www.us.fulbrightonline.org.

The application must be completed online and the website provides full guidelines, instructions, and country-specific information.  Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship and proficiency in the host country language.

The Graduate Center deadline for students to submit IIE Fulbright applications (including transcripts and reference letters) is Thursday, September 5, 2019, 5:00pm.  This date enables the Graduate Center to transmit evaluated applications to IIE by the early October deadline.  No applications will be accepted after September 5th.  Students who have submitted a complete application by September 5th will be asked to attend an interview with a GC Campus Evaluation Committee in late September.

In preparing your application you are encouraged to work with your faculty adviser.  The Graduate Center’s Fulbright Program Adviser, Rachel Sponzo, can be reached by email, rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu, or by phone, 212-817-7282.  Please note that all references and language evaluations must be submitted electronically, and transcripts and letters of affiliation must be scanned and uploaded.

Guidance and information webinars are organized by IIE throughout the spring and summer.  The schedule and additional information can be found on the IIE website under Fulbright Events.

If you are thinking of applying, please contact Rachel Sponzo at rsponzo@gc.cuny.edu or 212-817-7282 for additional information.

September 15 deadline – CFP: CUNY IT Conference

September 15 deadline – CFP: CUNY IT Conference

CALL FOR PROPOSALS
CUNY’s 18th Annual IT Conference
Thursday and Friday, December 5 and 6, 2019

The City University of New York covers a broad array of campuses, programs, and student needs. Recent studies have highlighted the significant role that CUNY plays in providing access to education and opportunities for its students. Digital technologies and online programs can help us bridge gaps to access, reduce commuting stress, provide critical services, and reach new student audiences. But, to work successfully, digital technologies also require development, labor, training, maintenance, and reliable access to devices, data, and time.

The 18th annual CUNY IT Conference on “Bridging Gaps” will explore the disparities that technologies mitigate and how technology can help us overcome barriers to connection and learning. It will also examine the creative and novel approaches in using technology across the University.

The CUNY IT Conference will be held on December 5-6, 2019 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. It will offer overviews of the University’s key IT initiatives; discussions of how technology can support and advance teaching, scholarship, and administration; and a chance to meet with vendors.

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Companionable Writing (Summer 2019)

From the Office of Career Planning & Professional Development

Companionable Writing (Summer 2019)

Monday, June 3, 2019 – Thursday, July 27, 2019

Graduate Center, room 3312

 

Weekly Schedule

In June and July, Writing Services will be hosting regular Companionable Writing sessions on the following days and times:

  • Mondays, 2 4pm through July 29
  • Tuesdays, 10am-12noon through July 30
  • Wednesdays, 2-4pm through July 31
  • Wednesday, 5-7pm on June 12, 19, and 26
  • Thursdays, 10am-12noon through July 25

Feel free to join us for a single day, once a week, or whenever your schedule allows.

 

About Companionable Writing

What is Companionable Writing? Companionable Writing is an opportunity to spend two solid hours of work either in person or digitally with other people doing the same thing. A writing consultant will host each session.

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The Society of Colonial Wars seeks a paid intern

The Society of Colonial Wars seeks a paid intern

The Society of Colonial Wars is a small not-for-profit organization whose mission is educational and historical. We are looking for an intern who would be able to work a few hours a week. The project is to review and catalogue our small library (around 1,000 books)  and produce a searchable list, such as an Excel sheet, of our books. The second project would be to create an inventory of our historical documents and sort them.

 

A graduate student in library sciences would be ideal, with an interest in history, particularly of the colonial era (pre-revolutionary). The position would start in September, the hours would be on Tuesday and/or Wednesday and/or Thursday. Salary commensurate with experience.

 

Please send a resume and a cover letter to:

Diane E. Montgomery
Executive Director
The Society of Colonial Wars
in the State of New York
20 West 44th Street, #502
New York, NY 10036
+1 212 755 7082
office@colonialwarsny.org

College of Staten Island is seeking qualified adjuncts

The Department of History at the College of Staten Island is seeking to hire qualified adjuncts for the following three fall semester courses:

  • HST 100: Past and Present (Monday, 4:40 p.m.-6:20 p.m., and Wednesday, 4:40 p.m.-5:30 p.m.), at the Willowbrook campus
  • HST 260: U.S. History, First Encounters to the Present (Monday and Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.-4:25 p.m.), at the Willowbrook campus
  • HST 260: U.S. History, First Encounters to the Present (Tuesday and Thursday, 10:10 a.m.-12:05 p.m.), at the St. George campus

Classes for the fall 2019 semester begin on Aug. 27 and continue until Dec. 20.

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Call for Papers: Massachusetts Historical Review

The Massachusetts Historical Review is currently accepting proposals for essays exploring radicalism in American history.


Since its first volume in 1999, the Massachusetts Historical Review (MHR) has published original analytical essays, photo-essays, historical documents, and reviews for a general audience. Beginning in 2021, each issue of the MHR will focus on a specific theme connected with Massachusetts history, although the essays need not be limited to Massachusetts or New England topics.

The publication of this first volume of the new series will coincide with the centennial of the Sacco-Vanzetti murder trial. Starting from charges of robbery and homicide in Massachusetts, the case became an international cause célèbre. The accused—Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, both Italian immigrants and anarchists—faced a hostile trial judge and enormous local animosity. Their supporters criticized the blatant anti-immigrant sentiment surrounding the trial and decried it as a gross injustice. Yet the fact that both Sacco and Vanzetti had been anarchists did much to hurt their cause. Tried in the years just after the Red Scare, their case proceeded amid widespread fear that immigrants who espoused radical political change would spark widespread upheaval, fear running so deep that it prompted Congress to enact harsh laws drastically curtailing immigration to the United States. Despite global outcry and pleas for mercy, Sacco and Vanzetti were found guilty and sent to the electric chair in 1927.

Using the Sacco-Vanzetti case as a starting point, Volume 1 of the MHR’s new series will focus on the theme of radicalism in American history. The MHR invites interested authors to submit proposals for original essays concerning radicalism, broadly conceived, in any era of American history and speaking to a general audience. Preference will be given to essays that connect in some manner to Massachusetts and New England. The journal welcomes submissions from authors pursuing research in history or related fields (such as American studies or American literature) at all career stages, including graduate students, tenured faculty members, and independent scholars.


Interested parties should submit a current curriculum vitae along with a one-page (double-spaced) proposal that outlines the subject the author seeks to pursue, the sources employed, and the intervention in relevant historical scholarship to mhr@masshist.org by August 2, 2019. By September 3, authors with successful proposals will receive an invitation to submit a completed draft of their essay for consideration.

First drafts of essays selected will be due by January 3, 2020 and must be between 7,500–10,000 words. All drafts will undergo a rigorous peer-review process by both MHS staff and outside readers prior to publication. Questions? Please write to mhr@masshist.org.