“From Students to Scholars” Graduate Center Peer Mentoring Podcast

By Danica Savonick|September 30, 2015|Events of Interest, Of interest, Peer mentoring|0 comments

CUNY Graduate Center students are launching, “From Students to Scholars,” a peer mentoring podcast for graduate students. According to their website, “The podcast invites Level 3 students and alums to talk about their graduate experiences and provides GC students with tips and tricks that can help them succeed in their programs. Anyone interested in the podcast – as a listener or potential guest – is invited to attend our launch

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Open Library of Humanities (OLH) Launches

By Allison|September 30, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

Congratulations to the Open Library of Humanities on their launch! From their website: The Open Library of Humanities (OLH) is a charitable organisation dedicated to publishing open access scholarship with no author-facing article processing charges (APCs). We are funded by an international consortium of libraries who have joined us in our mission to make scholarly publishing fairer, more accessible, and rigorously preserved for the digital future. Our mission is to

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National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Turns 50

By Danica Savonick|September 29, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), a federal agency dedicated to preserving America’s history and cultural heritage, and encouraging innovation in history, archaeology, philosophy, literature, and other humanities disciplines. Join the celebration using the hashtag #NEHturns50. Learn more here.

October 20, Dean’s Seminar on Immigration at CCNY

By Allison|September 28, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

On Tuesdays from 6:30pm – 9pm, the Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership will host a Dean’s Seminar on Immigration in American Life at City College of New York. Several great conversations in this seminar are planned including Dr. Stanley Thangaraj’s “Sporting Cultures between Model Minority and Terrorist” on Tuesday October 20, 2015 at 7:45pm. Dr. Thangaraj is the author of the newly published book titled, Desi Hoop Dreams:

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Mapping Our Network: DH2015 Poster Presentation

By Lisa|September 18, 2015|Mapping, Reflection|0 comments

[embedit snippet=”fibasicnetwork”] A small interactive visualization of our site network as of Spring 2015   One of the major research and pedagogy focuses of the inaugural 2014-2015 year of the Futures Initiative was mapping and geographic information systems (GIS). For a deeper look at some of this work, you can see the collaborative project of our Mapping the Futures cohort here, and Futures Initiative Fellow Michael Dorsch‘s Sociodemographic Maps of

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Call for Papers! 2016 Crossroads Conference

By Allison|September 16, 2015|Events of Interest|0 comments

Call for Papers! The Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and History & Culture program at Drew University will be hosting a conference entitled Crossroads: The Future of Graduate History Education conference on March 11-12, 2016. Keynote speakers will include Leonard Cassuto and Robert Townsend. Proposals will be accepted until November 15th, 2015. For more information, please visit their website. Conference Registration will open December 15, 2015. Details to follow. The conference program

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Graduate Center Early Research and Scholarship Conference

By Danica Savonick|September 15, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

The Graduate Center’s Second Annual Early Research and Scholarship Conference (formerly the Archival Research Conference) features student recipients of one of several different fellowships funded by the Provost’s office: the Knickerbocker Award for Archival Research in American Studies, the Award for Archival Research in African American and African Diaspora Studies, and the Pre-Dissertation Summer Research Awards. Panels moderated by Graduate Center faculty are followed by an afternoon roundtable featuring archivists

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October 2: Queering the Map: Theoretical Reflections on Spatial Methods for Action Research

By Mike Rifino|September 15, 2015|FI Events|1 comments

WHERE: The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue ROOM:   9204-9205 WHEN:   October 2, 2015, 2:00 PM-4:00 PM CONTACT INFO: futuresinitiative [at] gc.cuny.edu; (212) 817-7201 WATCH ONLINE: http://bit.ly/futuresed-live RSVP NOW HASHTAG: #futuresED In The Practice of Everyday Life, de Certeau writes that “What the map cuts up, the story cuts across.” But what if the everyday stories you seek are already cut up by centuries of structural inequality and oppression, such as those of lesbians

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Thoughtful, practical career advice from Sharon Marcus, Columbia

By Katina|September 15, 2015|Of interest|0 comments

“Scenes From the Life of a Graduate Adviser”: This recent Chronicle Vitae piece by Sharon Marcus, Professor of English and Dean of Humanities at Columbia University, should be required reading for graduate students—and for their professors and advisers. I especially like her first three takeaways: Lesson No. 1: Encourage all of your doctoral students to think about careers outside the professoriate. Lesson No. 2: Encourage them to aim as high in

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Interdisciplinarity and Access, or Inviting Everyone to the Party

By Lisa|September 12, 2015|Reflection|0 comments

The author with Futures Initiative Teaching Fellows and administration at the Year-End Celebration photo booth   As a Fellow for the Futures Initiative, it’s hard not to be forward-looking — the prospective horizons of higher education are not only suggested but contained in the name. And there is a lot to look forward to. Despite sometimes staggering inequities for students and prospective faculty alike, I can’t help but sense that we are on

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