Indepent Lens Presents: Black Memorabilia as reported by kYmizsoftly, Art Library Deco

View: Black Memorabilia Documentary

by kYmizsofly

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Credit: PBS’ Black Memorabilia

Independent Lens Presents: Black Memorabilia

Season 20 Episode 10 | 55m 40s

The odd and unexpected places where collectibles from America’s troubled racial history are made, bought, sold, and reclaimed.

Aired: 02/04/19 | Expires: 03/07/19 | Rating: NR | Video has closed captioning.

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Recruitment for the Black Book Interactive: Extending the Reach, Scholars program

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that the BBIP-ER (Black Book Interactive Project: Extending the Reach) Scholars Program applications are finally up on our website. Thanks to the ACLS Grant we received in 2018, we are trying to recruit scholars, teachers, library/museum professionals, and independent scholars to contribute to our project of building a workable archive of African American Novels using their own ideas and personalized projects as stepping stones. These projects will be an investigation into some aspect of African American literature utilizing the BBIP-ER database and interface.  Successful applicants will be paid a stipend of $2,275 and will have access to an in-house DH consultant (including some of you) to guide them.  

It would be immensely helpful if you could spread the word, and forward the link and the flier that we are attaching with this mail to your various networks. The deadline for application submissions is January 22, 2019.  Further information is available once you click on the provided links.

Here is the link to our page: http://bbip.ku.edu/

Here is the link to the application: http://bbip.ku.edu/sites/bbip.ku.edu/files/files/BBIP-ER-ScholarProgramApplication.pdf

Sincerely,
Arnab Chakraborty

PhD Student, Department of English

Project Manager, The Black Book Interactive Project

University of Kansas

Greetings!

The HistoryMakers – the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive – invites applications for one of three sets of fellowships – Academic ResearchDigital Humanities, and Creative Study – created from funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, for the period of Summer 2019 (April–September 2019)Applicant’s work must come out of their use of, and/or be inspired by, content from The HistoryMakers Digital Archive. Submission is open to both faculty and students, please see the attached descriptions for further details.

Winning applicants will work on projects over the summer of 2019, and finished products will be featured on The HistoryMakers website. They will also compete for inclusion in The HistoryMakers 20th Anniversary Celebration at the Library of Congress (November 6-7, 2020).

Academic Research – (4) $7,500 Awards

The HistoryMakers Academic Research Fellowship awards will be awarded to faculty or graduate students pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients will produce articles, websites, blogs, digital materials, lesson plans and syllabi, conference presentations/papers, and/or other scholarly resources in the humanities. Award funds are meant to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; and provide funding for research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

 Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/kyr5CNcZ76OOTfa62

Digital Humanities – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Digital Humanities Fellowship awards will be awarded to digital humanities scholars pursuing interpretive research projects that require digital expression, analysis, and/or digital publication. Projects must advance a scholarly argument through digital means and tools, and should incorporate visual, audio, and/or other multimedia materials or flexible reading pathways to address issues in African American history, the digital humanities, or general humanities, as well as an active distribution plan. Stand-alone databases and other projects that lack an interpretive argument are not eligible. Award funds are meant to provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/QwF4euuab6G0oMH72

 

Creative Study – (2) $5,000 Awards

The HistoryMakers Creative Study Fellowship awards will be awarded to composers, choreographers, performance artists, visual artists, writers or other kinds of artists or humanists working in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction), performance (theatrical productions, documentaries, monologues) and poetry, to enable recipients to set aside time for writing; provide research, travel, and project support; as well as general career advancement. The fellowship awards are expected to culminate in the realization of the proposed work, as well as its presentation.

 

Submit applications online at: https://goo.gl/forms/X79X5NWiGe1oZFrO2

 

See the attached for full eligibility requirements and application procedures.

 

For any inquiries, please contact thmfellows@gmail.com.

 

Sincerely,

 

Dionti Davis

Special Assistant to the President

The HistoryMakers

1900 S. Michigan Ave. | Chicago, IL 60616

(312) 674-1900 | (312) 674-1915 (fax)

dd@thehistorymakers.org

www.thehistorymakers.org

 

 

Dear Faculty & Students at the University of Notre Dame:
We are reaching again out to invite you in hopes of creating a collective celebration of radical Black Love!  The main event will be a Frederick Douglass Day Read-A-Thon to take place on his birthday, February 14, 2019. Our event will also be part of the year-long commemorations marking 400 years since the first documented arrival of Africans who came to English America (https://bit.ly/2PVt6j3).
Unlike more traditional read-a-thons that serve as contests, this one will involve people reading among themselves (like a book club or a class) AS WELL AS joining our “main event” happening in Philadelphia, via Live Stream.
We hope that Faculty & Students in partnership with your Africana Studies Librarian will have the opportunity to join the live-stream of the program, which will include a live performance of Douglass’ speech. It does not matter where your group is located. You can join us from anywhere! And if you’re up for it, your reading group can also call in to be on the live stream. This will be both a learning event and a party!
 
READINGS
The two required readings for our Read-A-Thon will be:
 
Title: Address to the National Convention of Colored Men, Louisville Kentucky
Author:  Frederick Douglass
Published: September 24, 1883
 
Title: Anna Murray Douglass, My Mother As I Recall Her 
Author:  Rosetta Douglass Sprague (daughter of Anna and Frederick)
Published: May 10, 1900
 
Groups can join us online first and then leave the virtual space for their own reading/discussion activity.  For this part of the event, a short excerpt from Douglass’ Address, or the essay by Sprague, could be read by the group and discussed. We will provide prompts to get the discussion going. The online portion that will happen earlier will provide the historical background needed for the discussions that will be done  by the various groups.  
If your networks include groups you think would be interested in participating, please share this information and tell them to  to contact me.
Best, Curtis Small
On behalf of the Colored Conventions Project team
Curtis Small, Jr. (he/him/his)

Senior Assistant Librarian Coordinator, Public Services

Special Collections Department
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, Delaware 19717

Phone: 302-831-6518
Fax: 302-831-1046
e-mail: csmalljr@udel.edu

News from Art Library Deco: The “Our Story” Digitization Project at the Atlanta University Center – Webinar~Register Today

ART Library Deco

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Date: Thursday, November 15, 2:00-3:00 pm EST
 
Cost:  FREE to all

Speakers:

Aletha Moore, Digitization Project Manager, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
Holly Smith, Archivist, Spelman College
Christine Wiseman, Head Digital Services, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library
 
Register Here:

https://us.bbcollab.com/guest/c4f3867aaa884454809073a282ce7dc0

Baylor University: Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching – Call For Nominations

Robert Foster Cherry Award

For more information on the nomination process, please visit baylor.edu/cherry_awards.

The Baylor University Cherry Award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers. The award recipient will receive $250,000 and will teach in residence at Baylor University during the 2020 fall or 2021 spring semester. The award recipient’s home department will receive $25,000.

THE AWARD PROCESS

Three finalists will be chosen from the field of nominees. Each finalist will receive $15,000 and will be invited to present a series of lectures at Baylor University in the fall of 2019. Additionally, each finalist will present a Cherry Award Lecture on his or her home campus, and each home department will receive $10,000.

SELECTION CRITERIA

Baylor University’s Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching honors outstanding professors in the English-speaking world who are distinguished by their ability to communicate as classroom teachers. Individuals nominated for the award should have a proven record as an extraordinary teacher with a positive, inspiring and long-lasting effect on students, along with a record of distinguished scholarship. Nominations should correspond with academic units engaged in undergraduate teaching at Baylor.

SCHEDULE FOR THE 2020 AWARD

  • November 1, 2018
    Nomination deadline
  • Spring 2019
    Three finalists announced
  • Fall 2019
    Finalists visit Baylor University campus and make presentations; also make home campus presentations
  • Spring 2020
    Cherry Award recipient announced
  • Fall 2020 or Spring 2021
    Cherry Award recipient semester-in-residence at Baylor

Fellowship Opportunity: The Newberry – Chicago’s Independent Research Library since 1887

The Newberry’s long-standing fellowship program provides outstanding scholars with the time, space, and community required to pursue innovative and ground-breaking scholarship.

Fellows have access to the Newberry’s wide-ranging and rare archival materials as well as to a lively, interdisciplinary

Detailed information on available fellowships may be found by following the links below. For more information about the application process, visit How to Apply.

University of Notre Dame: Center for Social Concerns-Higgins Labor Program, Fall-2018 Events

Fall 2018 Events: 

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK:

Friday, August 31, 5pm, Geddes Coffee House

Topic: Scratch your Labor Day itch by discussing what’s on your mind about the world of work

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

LUNCHTIME LABOR RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)

Friday, September 7, 12:30 pm, Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

“Negotiating the Future of Work: Reflections and Predictions from a Veteran Labor Lawyer”

Tuck Hopkins, ND ‘74, retired attorney from Barnes & Thornburg

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS feature experts—scholars, activists, and policymakers—exploring the past, present, and future of work, in the U.S. and beyond. All Notre Dame community members are welcome, and lunch is provided for those who RSVP here.

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK

Friday, September 21, 4:30pm, Geddes Coffee House

Topic: Book Discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea’s The Devil’s Highway, a haunting account of undocumented immigrants, coyotes, and border agents

**Note the special time and format: This is part of the Center for Social Concerns’ book read in anticipation of Urrea’s campus visit on Oct. 2@5pm, in McKenna Hall. Interested in participating and want a free copy of the book? Contact the Higgins Labor Program.

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

​LUNCHTIME LABOR RAPS (Research, Advocacy, & Policy Series)

Friday, September 28, 12:30 pm, Geddes Hall Coffeehouse

“Global Unions, Strategic Campaigns: Worker Solidarity in the Age of Amazon”

Tim Beaty, ND ‘79, Director of Global Strategies, International Brotherhood of Teamsters

Higgins Lunchtime Labor RAPS feature experts—scholars, activists, and policymakers—exploring the past, present, and future of work, in the U.S. and beyond. All Notre Dame community members are welcome, and lunch is provided for those who RSVP here.

 

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK

Friday, October 26, 5pm, Geddes Hall Coffee House

Topic: TBD

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

CHUCK CRAYPO MEMORIAL SERIES: ECONOMICS, INSTITUTIONS, POWER, and SOCIAL CHANGE:
2018 THEME: FOOD, WORK, & POWER IN THE USA


HISTORY@WORK LECTURE
Monday, October 29, 5:30pm, Geddes Hall Andrews Auditorium
Emily Twarog, Associate Professor of History and Labor Studies at the University of Illinois, and author of Politics of the Pantry (Oxford University Press, 2018)
“Politics of the Pantry: Housewives, Food, and Consumer Protest in Twentieth Century America”
This lecture is cosponsored by the Department of History, Gender Studies, and American Studies.

 

FILM CLASSics: THE LABOR QUESTION GOES TO THE MOVIES
Sunday, November 11, 3pm, DeBartolo Performing Arts Center

We are still finalizing the title, but it will feature themes resonate with the 2018 Craypo Series on Food, Work, and Power. Stay tuned for more details.

 

LABOR CAFE: WHERE ND TALKS WORK

Friday, November 16, 5pm, Geddes Hall Coffee House

Topic: Food & Work

Labor curious? Come to the Labor Cafe, where all persons are welcome and all opinions are tolerated.

 

HISTORY ALUMNI NETWORK
Wednesday, November 28-29, Geddes Coffee House
Melody Gonzalez, ND ‘05, and a colleague from the Coalition for Immokalee Workers, will address the Fair Food Program in a series of meetings with students, faculty, staff, and community members. Details to follow.

Call for Proposals: 2nd Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference September 13-15, 2018 West Virginia Wesleyan College

The 2018 Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference invites scholarly papers and
presentations on any aspect of Pearl S. Buck’s life, literature, career, and
legacy.  This includes Buck’s influence on literary, cultural, and political
affairs.  We are particularly interested in papers and presentations that
emphasize Buck’s work on women’s rights and social justice, both in the U.S.
and globally, as well as papers that reflect or address the global nature of
Buck’s impact and influence.

Deadline for submissions is June 1, 2018, with expedited review upon request
for international submissions.

Proposal Submission information and form:
https://pearlsbuckconference.wvu.edu/proposals

Conference Homepage:
https://pearlsbuckconference.wvu.edu/home

For questions or more information, please contact Brett Miller at
miller_bt@wvwc.edu

The Pearl S. Buck Living Gateway Conference is co-sponsored by West Virginia Wesleyan College, West Virginia University, the Pearl S. Buck Birthplace Foundation, and Davis and Elkins College.

User Trial: YEWNO – Contextual Search and Discovery

Hesburgh Libraries is piloting Yewno — a new search tool that uses full text analysis, computational semantics, and machine learning to visualize the connections between concepts. Yewno can help expand your research inquiry or focus your research question at the beginning phases of a project. Its data visualization feature illustrates how concepts are related—it allows you to browse documents and navigate intuitively across interdisciplinary fields.

We Need Your Feedback!

Try Yewno and give us feedback about your experience.

  • How did Yewno impact your research process?
  • What did you like about Yewno?
  • What could be improved?
  • Who might benefit from Yewno?

Where to Find Yewno

How to Leave Feedback

  • Use the “Website Feedback” link in the footer of the library website. Type “Yewno” into the Short Description field.
  • Click here to leave feedback.
  • Send feedback directly from Yewno by using the question mark icon and selecting “Get help or contact your institution.”

Integrating Yewno into the Classroom

If you are interested in piloting Yewno in a class, please contact Anna Michelle Martinez-Montavon, (amarti24@nd.edu).