Call for applications: NEH Summer Programs for K-12 Teachers and College Faculty

NEH Summer Programs 

for K-12 Educators and Faculty in Higher Education

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes and NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops grants broaden and deepen understanding of the humanities by supporting professional development programs, specifically designed for a national audience of K-12 educators or faculty in higher education. The programs provide one- to four-week opportunities for participants (NEH Summer Scholars) to explore a variety of topics relevant to K-12 or undergraduate education in the humanities. They take place throughout the United States and participant stipends help cover travel and living expenses.

NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes
• focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources;
• provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching;
• contribute to the intellectual growth of the participants; and
• build lasting communities of inquiry.

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops
• employ a place-based approach;
• teach historic sites through critical interpretation; and
• explore central themes in American history and government, literature, art, music, and related humanities subjects.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

For a list of the workshops, seminars, and institutes to be offered in the summer of 2019, along with eligibility and application requirements, please visit
www.neh.gov/divisions/education/summer-programs 

Editorial: Museum Symposium Presents Opportunity to Evaluate Western Canon at Oberlin, Broader Academia

Kate Fishman and Katie Lucey, the arts editors for The Oberlin Review, reflect on the necessity increased representation of underrepresented artists and curators and the need for academic courses outside of the Western-based cannon of art. This reflection comes in the wake of the Allen Memorial Art’s recent “Creating Space: Curating Black Art Now” symposium. (The Oberlin Review)

Image above by Claire Wang

Conference Assistant – 2019 CAA Annual Conference

Join us as a conference assistant in 2019! CAA encourages students, emerging professionals, and others in the New York City area to apply, particularly those with strengths in hospitality and technology.

CAA employs assistants throughout the conference from Wednesday, February 13 to Saturday, February 16. Assistants provide essential support to ensure a successful conference: welcoming participants and attendees, helping answer questions and monitor activities, plus troubleshooting problems that may arise.

Deadline: December 19, 2018

Role Description:
Assistants ensure that session rooms and other venues are prepared prior to the start time, help participants, assist with AV, and communicate with on-site AV technicians as needed. Assistants also monitor session rooms, conference badge and ticket adherence, record attendance numbers, and help prepare for the next session or event.
Assistants working in the registration area direct attendees to check-in areas, answer questions about conference, CAA membership, the CAA 2019 app, and support CAA staff.

Requirements:
Successful applicants will be friendly, communicative problem solvers who are comfortable in a customer service role, able to navigate crowds quickly as well as being patient and flexible in a busy environment.
Experience with projectors and both MAC and PC laptops is essential. Familiarity with New York City and the subway is preferred.

Employment details:
Assistants are paid $12 per hour and receive complimentary full-conference registration. Assistants are required to work a minimum of 20 hours (or a maximum of 32 hours) over the four days of the conference. Attendance at a one-hour (paid) training meeting Tuesday night, February 12, 2019, is required.

Candidates must be US citizens or permanent US residents and able to fill out a W-9 employment form.

For more information: Scroll down to “Work at the Conference” for more information.

To apply: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdcHYWwJPQnUgXwH62nwMgv6U0n2V0lKjtoJ8umuwg-VLOD6w/viewform

 

2019 AAMG Annual Conference: Call for Proposals

Learning Laboratory and Community Center: Positioning the Academic Museum for Success
University of Minnesota | Conference Dates: June 27-30, 2019

Both higher education and civic responsibility are under siege today by economic, cultural, and political forces.  Yet both are essential for a robust democracy. What can those of us working in academic museums and galleries do to help reverse this trend, and how do we advocate effectively for this work among our key stakeholders?

This year’s AAMG Annual Conference at the University of Minnesota invites you to reflect upon our relevance to parent institutions and local communities. Can we effectively bridge increasingly polarized values and priorities among our broad constituencies and still fulfill our mission and core values?  How do we mentor students in the digital age? And what can we do to transform our institutions to reflect shifting demographics, financial challenges, and new learning methodologies?

We invite you to submit conference proposals that address these questions and topics. Please submit your proposal using this link by December 1, 2018.  Continue reading “2019 AAMG Annual Conference: Call for Proposals”

Symposium on Museum Education, Join NAEA & AAMD in Detroit this October

The National Art Education Association (NAEA) and the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) will host a one-day symposium in Detroit, MI on October 13 exploring the impact of single-visit art museum visits on school children.

The NAEA/AAMD Impact of Art Museum Programs on Students Research Initiative is one of the first major research projects to seek a better understanding of and identify the value that art museum education brings to student learning within the formal, K–12 American school setting. This investigation assessed qualitatively and quantitatively the cognitive, affective, social, and other instrumental outcomes, resulting from single-visit, guided school programs. Continue reading “Symposium on Museum Education, Join NAEA & AAMD in Detroit this October”

Macquarie University Learning and Teaching project: The Knowledgeable Object Symposium and Training Workshop

The Australian History Museum and the Museum of Ancient Cultures at Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) are hosting two free events as part of our Learning &Teaching project, The Knowledgeable Object Symposium and Training Workshop, at the end of November

The Training Workshop (limited places available for the workshop day), aimed at teachers, students and early career professionals in education and the GLAM sector, will be held on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at Macquarie University. (Find out more here: http://bit.ly/TKOWorkshop ).

The Symposium, aimed at teachers, students, professionals and academics in education and the GLAM sector, will be held on Wednesday 28th November 2018 at Macquarie University. (Find out more about the symposium: http://bit.ly/TKOSymposium) and if you are interested in presenting please (download the abstract submission template here: https://t.co/WTdFlCvn7a)

Registration will be available online from late September, please email ahmuseum@mq.edu.au with any queries you have. Please forward this notification to any interested parties.

The #OBLCoP Project Team

[Object Based Learning Community of Practice]

Faculty of Arts Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia

Attention Part-time Faculty & MFA Students: Submit a Workshop Proposal for CAA 2019!

If you’re a New York-based MFA student and/or entry level, part-time faculty member, there’s still time to submit a proposal for a Professional Development Workshop at CAA 2019, generously supported by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation. The deadline for twenty professional development workshops is now September 14.

Workshop leaders will receive a complimentary one-year CAA membership, a full Annual Conference registration for 2019, and a small stipend. (Please note that there may be only one leader for each Tremaine Foundation-supported workshop.) Continue reading “Attention Part-time Faculty & MFA Students: Submit a Workshop Proposal for CAA 2019!”

Latino Art Now! 2019 April 4-6th, 2019 Sight Lines & Time Frames : National Conference on Latino Art

The 6th Latino Art Now! will consider a wide range of subjects relating to the this year’s theme: Sight Lines &Time Frames. “Sight Lines” refers to the building of critical visual literacy as well as the meaning-making curatorial practice of situating artworks in relation to each other and within multiple (art) histories. “Time Frames” signals that Latino art is an evolving notion traversing multiple generations and varying historical and social contexts.