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CFP for 2014 ASA Conference: Poster Session on Minors and Second Majors

Poster Session on Minors and Second Majors: Creative Approaches to Developing and Sustaining American Studies

The American Studies Association’s Committee on Departments, Programs, and Centers seeks presenters for a poster session to be held at the 2014 ASA conference in Los Angeles, California. The poster session is titled “Minors and Second Majors: Creative Approaches to Developing and Sustaining American Studies.” The abstract is below.

If you are interested, please send a CV and brief abstract of no more than 250 words describing your poster to Shelley Lee .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) by January 12, 2014. Once selected, presenters will be contacted with details about how to prepare and transport their poster and related materials. Please also contact Shelley Lee if you have questions regarding what a poster is or what one looks like.

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Come join the Chairs & Directors Committee at our sponsored events at the Washington DC ASA Meeting

Please join the American Studies Departments, Programs and Centers Committee for our Annual Networking Breakfast and sponsored events at the Washington, DC Annual Meeting of the American Studies Association, November 20-24. 2013!

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CFP: Workshop:  Strategies and Resources for Financia

ASA Committee on Programs and Centers seeking 2 additional panelists for ASA 2013 workshop: Strategies and Resources for Financial Survival in an Age of Austerity

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Course Development Grants: Enduring Questions

The National Endowment for the Humanities offers grants of up to $25,000 to support the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question.

This course would encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.

Courses may be developed by up to four faculty members from any department or discipline in the humanities or outside the humanities (e.g. cosmology, economics, law, mathematics, medicine, psychology), provided humanities sources are central to the course.

The application deadline is September 13, 2012.

For more information: http://www.neh.gov/grants/education/enduring-questions

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Program v. Department

Greetings:  I am interesting in learning more about the arguments for and against having “departmental” v. “programatic” status for American Studies.  Can you point me to any discussion threads/links/individuals knowledgeable about these issues?  Many thanks, Bob Rydell

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