The Community College Humanities Association’s Central Division invites proposals for the upcoming conference on the theme of “Humanities at the Crossroads.”
The humanities are situated at the crossroads of numerous and oftentimes competing interests on community college campuses nationwide. What is the place of the humanities on the community college campus, both now and in the future? How can the humanities navigate the crossroads at which they find themselves? The city of Indianapolis—the “Crossroads of America”—will provide the perfect setting for a discussion of these and related questions during the CCHA’s Central Division Conference on Nov. 20-22, 2014.
We welcome teachers and students of the humanities to share ideas, experiences, research, or artistic creations that speak to our theme broadly construed.
Extended Deadline for Proposals: May 19, 2014
For more information see the official Call for Proposals.
For online submissions go to the CCHA Conference Website.
Contact: Jack Cooney,Ivy Tech Community College, 50 W. Fall Creek Pkwy. North Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46208. Ph. 317-916-7930. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art, Race, Space Symposium
Date: January 25, 2013
Location: Campus Center, IUPUI Campus, 420 University Blvd.
Time: 8:00 am–5:30 pm
Artists and scholars from across the country will join leaders from Indianapolis’s arts and culture sector in an interdisciplinary daylong symposium dedicated to exploring the complicated relationships between art, race, and civic space. Participants will begin by reflecting on artist Fred Wilson’s E Pluribus Unum, a public art commission for the Indianapolis Culture Trail that was cancelled in 2011 due to controversy surrounding Wilson’s appropriation of a freed slave figure from the Soldiers and Sailors Monument. Building on the ideas about race, class, visual culture, and democratic debate that emerge from the Indianapolis project, presenters will also address related historical and contemporary examples from other parts of the United States. In order to encourage public dialogue about art, race, and space, the symposium will provide an opportunity for audience members and presenters to engage in conversations about these matters throughout the day.
The symposium is free and open to the public.
Hosted by the IUPUI Museum Studies Program and the IU School of Liberal Arts at IUPUI.
Sponsored by the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.
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