Public Humanities Hub e-News | November 13, 2019

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UBC-V Public Humanities Hub newsletter | November 13, 2019

Dear friends of the Public Humanities Hub

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We have had a busy Fall, with Dr. Paul Yachnin of McGill University opening our speaker series in October, and Media Relations’ presentation kicking off our Media Training Series earlier this month. Because many of you have asked for more information about our programming for the rest of 2019-20, here are details about upcoming events and opportunities:

Public talk and reception this Friday!

Banner image with names and portraits of speakers and theme of their presentations: publicly engaged teaching and scholarship: an hour of lightning talks by faculty and doctoral students on their public scholarship.

Presentations by speakers from Simpson Center for the Humanities

Friday, November 15, 2019
3:30 – 4:30 pm. Reception to follow.
Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall, 3rd floor, room 323

From activist poetics and digital geographies, to environmental humanities collaborations and film festival programming, faculty and PhD students from the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington use a variety of methods to practice publicly engaged teaching and scholarship. They’ll discuss their work in an hour-long series of lightning talks at UBC Vancouver on November 15. Please join us for these talks and for refreshments afterward. Co-sponsored with the UBC Public Scholars Initiative.


Jason Groves, Assistant Professor of Germanics
“Exposed: Public Environmental Humanities”

Leigh Mercer, Associate Professor of Spanish and Comparative Literature, Cinema, and Media
“Hispanic Film Programming and the Film Festival Phenomenon”

Chelsea Grimmer, Lecturer, Department of English
“Poetry as Public Scholarship: Activist Poetics in the Time of Social Media”

Isaac Rivera, PhD student, Department of Geography
“Digitizing the Sacred: Water, Struggle, and the Digital Geographies of the Oceti Sakowin”


Public Humanities Hub Research Cluster Grant Competition

Deadline: December 7, 2019

The new Public Humanities Hub (PHH) at UBC-Vancouver is pleased to announce the Public Humanities Research Cluster Grants Competition. These awards will be awarded in January 2020 to support interdisciplinary research cluster development among Humanities scholars in the Faculties of Arts, Law, and Education at UBC-V. The grants are intended to promote interdisciplinary research activity and communication among humanities scholars at UBC; help collaborators leverage funding to secure additional funding; and foster more public-facing sharing of research. A total of $75,000 is available for this year’s competition. Clusters can apply for up to $15,000.


UBC Okanagan Public Humanities Hub Joint Fellowship

UBC-Okanagan has a new $30,000 joint fellowship for a faculty member at UBC Okanagan who wishes to collaborate with a scholar from another institution (including UBC-Vancouver) on a year-long Humanities project with clear potential for impact in the Okanagan Valley (e.g. a summer institute, school resources or exhibition). Each scholar gets $15,000. If you are interested in collaborating with a UBC-O Humanities scholar, let them know so that they can build you into their application (deadline Nov. 30).


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Workshop: How to Write an Op-Ed

Thursday, December 5, 2019
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Buchanan Tower, 1873 East Mall, 3rd floor, room 323

The Conversation is an independent source of research-based explanatory journalism and expert analysis. All of the authors for the online publication are university academics, who work with editors who are journalists to produce articles intended for the general public. Scott White, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of The Conversation Canada, and Michelle Stack, Associate Professor of Educational Studies at UBC and the author of Global University Ranking and the Mediatization of Higher Education, will teach attendees how to write an opinion piece for a media outlet. Light refreshments provided.


Congratulations to the winners of the Public Humanities Hub Course-Release Award!

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In case you missed it, here are the winners of the inaugural PHH-Vancouver course-release competition:

Joel Bakan (Allard School of Law)

Adam Frank (English Language and Literatures)

Siobhán McElduff (Classical, Near Eastern, and Religious Studies)

Bonny Norton (Language and Literacy Education)

We’re excited to be working with each of the PHH fellows on Hub events for Term 2. Find out more about their projects below.


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