News from the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere! Animating Conversations: University of Florida receives $400,000 Mellon Grant to address “grand challenge questions” Date: October 14, 2017 GAINESVILLE, Fla. —UF has received a three-year $400,000 grant award from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the integration of humanities perspectives and methodologies into general education and advanced courses that address “grand challenge” questions. “We want all our students to have an exceptional college education, and that means engaging with the humanities in meaningful ways throughout their time at UF,” said UF President Kent Fuchs. “I am so pleased that we will expand these opportunitiesRead More →

This is for a fantastic position in the wonderful UF Libraries, and in Library West, which is an amazing department! Come work with us! POSITION: English and American Literature, Folklore and Film Studies Librarian SALARY: Minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank is $54,035 Minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank is $62,500 Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials REQUISITION #: 505081 DEADLINE DATE: November 30, 2017 – applications will be reviewed as received. Please note that this posting has specific instructions for the submission of application materials. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application notRead More →

While I am super happy to be attending the Digital Library Federation (DLF) Forum next week, I am so sorry to miss the fantastic panel: Florida Queer History Panel: Queer in the Capital: DC Pride 2017 Fieldwork Trip Roundtable, Oct. 25, 1-3pm, Ustler Hall. I hope loads of folks can make it! It will be a dynamic discussion and multimedia presentation by UF students who documented Pride weekend in Washington, DC last June. Also, I hope to see folks at Pride this weekend in Gainesville!Read More →

Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-oppressive Approaches. Eds. Leslie Brown and Susan Strega. Toronto, Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2005. About: https://nnels.ca/items/research-resistance-critical-indigenous-and-anti-oppressive-approaches Leslie Brown and Susan Strega. “Introduction: Transgressive Possibilities.” Research as Resistance: Critical, Indigenous, and Anti-oppressive Approaches. Eds. Leslie Brown and Susan Strega. Toronto, Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2005. 1-19. 9-10 “Critical, Indigenous, and anti-oppressive approaches to research see research as part of an emancipatory commitment, and seek to move beyond a critical social science to establish a position of resistance (Ristock and Pennell, 1996; Tuhiwai Smith, 1999). This book is concerned [now page 10] with the development of research approaches that empower resistance. This isRead More →

Thanks to Dr. Schuyler Esprit for sharing this information, and the opportunity to help support the critically important work being done with Create Caribbean, the first Digital Humanities Center in the Caribbean. Please donate: https://www.gofundme.com/create-caribbean-postmaria-funds On September 18, Hurricane Maria ripped through Dominica and inflicted massive destruction on our beautiful island. Create Caribbean, the digital humanities research institute that I’ve worked to develop over the last four years, suffered significant loss, especially to our building and equipment. Our student interns also suffered personal losses; some of them have lost personal items including books and computers, some lost their homes. It is now more important thanRead More →

How much air do books need to breathe? Preservation and conservation standards inform arrangement for airflow. Henry Petroski’s Book on the Bookshelf explores engineering and design for bookshelves and libraries to allow sufficient light before electric light. For infrastructure and standards, subject and other classification systems (Library of Congress, Dewey, another system) structure the content of collections. So, too, does the physical form. The Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature, founded by Ruth Baldwin, arranges books by size. Miniature books, big little books, oversized. Arranging by size saves precious shelf space. For those who are lucky enough to enter the closed stacks, colorful spines create extended patterns acrossRead More →

Thanks to Dr. Julian Chambliss for sharing this! Please share widely! Job ad information below is from https://www.higheredjobs.com/faculty/details.cfm?JobCode=176578737&Title=Assistant%20Professor%20of%20History Assistant Professor of History, Jacksonville University Location: Jacksonville, FL Category: Faculty – Liberal Arts – History Posted: 10/04/2017 Application Due: Open Until Filled Type: Full Time The Department of History at Jacksonville University invites applications for TWO tenure-track positions in European, African, or Asian History at the rank of Assistant Professor. The teaching load is four courses per semester, including sections of the introductory survey course on Modern World History in the Core Curriculum and specialized upper-division courses from the candidate’s areas of expertise. In addition to teaching responsibilities, successfulRead More →

The 36th Annual West Indian Literature Conference is happening right now at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. The programme has already been fantastic, including THATCamp-Caribbean, and there’s loads more to come! I’m excited to be here and to see so much great work happening at UWI and around the region. I’m also super happy to see that three graduate students from UF (along with so many great folks!) are presenting at the conference. I love seeing the connections with UF across the region and with specific folks, as with two graduate students who are studying Indo-Caribbean religion (and whoRead More →

Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies: The University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the Center for Gender, Sexualities, and Women’s Studies Research (tenure home). We seek applicants with superior promise who combine rigorous scholarship with excellence in teaching and service. Applicants should be trained in and have a research program and teaching experience that centers feminist, women’s, gender, and/or sexualities studies. We are particularly interested in candidates whose research, teaching, and service takes a feminist intersectional approach to addressing disparities and/or (in)equities related to gender(s), gender identity and expression, sexualities, orRead More →

Dear Colored Conventions Project Friends, We’re here talking about the Caribbean libraries, collections, studies, literature, history, and more, and looking at your fantastic work! Thank you for your great work, and we look forward to all being at a conference together soon! To @ccp_org From friends @THATCampCaribe @drbrowne @kbjosephs @IGDS_SAU @elotroalex @dbatchak @caribbeanmemory @schuyleresprit @CreateCaribbean @lrrosenberRead More →