Issue XVI
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The Dance
by Professor Elizabeth Kuipers

In this original short fiction piece, Professor Elizabeth Kuipers draws from her expertise and experience to paint a story about the challenges women often face in the academy. Using dance as a metaphor to parallel the challenges in her work and in raising children, Kuipers' story brings to life the struggle, success, pain, and pride many women in the higher education landscape will be able to connect to.
Black History Month Reading List
by Manchester University Press

Editors Note: October is Black History Month in the UK and we thought this list would be of interest not only now, but year-round for our readers.

"Books on race relations, identity and history are amongst the bestselling and most accessed titles published by Manchester University Press. Social justice campaigns like Black Lives Matter and Black History Month have no doubt contributed to this explosion in interest in race, as has a growing awareness amongst academics and students on the deeper links between race and issues like deportation, police treatment and education. These campaigns are universal and equally troubling for writers and readers in the UK. The toppling of statues glorying the UK’s imperial past, or the activists decolonising the curriculum, are not isolated events, but actions that can be directly traced back to a more profound awareness of the insidious impact of racism on our society and collective consciousness. This Black History Month reading list was curated by staff at Manchester University Press and includes a number of our recent, most popular titles on race related issues."

Via Manchester University Press
Tenth Annual University Press Week
via the Association of University Presses

Celebrating the many ways university press publishing has evolved and excelled over the last decade, the Association of University Presses (AUPresses) has chosen “Keep UP” as the theme for this year’s tenth annual University Press Week (UP Week). The event runs from Monday, November 8, through Friday, November 12.
via the National Humanities Center

"While public health mandates have been a part of American culture since the country’s founding moment, resistance to immunization treatments has an even longer history, dating back to Westerners’ suspicious assessment of Chinese inoculation practices that had been used to protect children against smallpox since the eleventh century."
College Art Association Program Updates
Above: Ana Maria Farina, histérica #4 (hysterical #4), 2021. Upcycled fibers on monk’s cloth, 50.5 x 29.5” (128.2 x 74.9cm) (Courtesy of the artist). Made as part of her histérica series with assistance from the CAA Professional Development Fellow in Visual Arts 2020.
deadline December 15
The Professional Development Fellowships program supports promising artists, designers, craftspersons, historians, curators, and critics who are enrolled in MFA, PhD, and other terminal degree programs. Fellows are honored with $10,000 unrestricted grants to help them with various aspects of their work.
deadline January 15
The Terra Foundation for American Art Research Travel Grants provide support to doctoral, postdoctoral, and senior scholars from both the US and outside the US for research topics dedicated to the art and visual culture of the United States prior to 1980. The grants foster firsthand engagement with American artworks and art-historical resources; build networks for non-US-based scholars studying American art; and expand access to artworks, scholarly materials, and communities for US-based scholars studying American art in an international context.

deadline January 15
The newly created Art History Fund for Travel to Special Exhibitions is designed to award qualifying undergraduate and graduate art history classes funds to cover students’ and instructors’ costs (travel, accommodations, and admission fees) associated with attending museum special exhibitions throughout the United States and worldwide. The purpose of the grant is to enhance students’ first-hand knowledge of original works of art.

via University of Cape Town News

When the University of Cape Town’s African Studies library was destroyed by fire in April this year, so too were many resources on the cultures and languages of Southern Africa’s indigenous people. But new knowledge produced by the university’s youngest research entity, the San and Khoi Centre in the Centre for African Studies, is set to revive this archive.

via WUFT

Congratulations to University Press of Florida on their National Endowment for the Humanities grant. According to Press Director Romi Gutierrez, some of the $450,000 funding will support the publication of more titles in African American Studies and Latin American and Caribbean Studies, as well as convert backlist titles under those categories into paperback and digital formats.

via ACLS

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) announces the launch of the Sustaining Public Engagement Grant Program, a $3.5 million responsive funding program made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Sustaining the Humanities through the American Rescue Plan (SHARP) initiative.

via Virginia Humanities

Virginia Humanities has announced a new fellowship program that will fund the humanities research of BIPOC scholars affiliated with Virginia’s Historically Black Colleges and

via Princeton University Press

As of February 2022, Princeton University Press will become distributor of the Princeton
University Art Museum’s current front and back list and will co-publish a selection of its titles going forward.

via The Varsity (University of Toronto)

Eva Jurczyk, the coordinator of humanities collections at University of Toronto Libraries, has written a mystery novel set at the St. George campus. The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections will be released on January 25, 2022, by Poisoned Pen Press. The novel’s protagonist Liesl Weiss works in the University’s rare books department. After the library’s prized manuscript goes missing, a series of mysterious events -- including the disappearance of a librarian -- starts to unfold on campus. One to check out—can our readers solve the crime(s) before Liesel?
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