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.
The community is invited to join a book club hosted by Ivy Tech and co-sponsored by IUPUI and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation. Everyone is welcome. The topic is “Connected Histories,” one of the five themes of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ Muslim Journeys Bookshelf.
Learn more about the people, places, history, faith and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world through a special program at the Julia M. Carson Learning Resource Center (LRC) titled Let’s Talk About It: Muslim Journeys, a reading and discussion series. The LRC is proud to present the series with the help of grants from the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
In this series, attendees are welcome to read one or more of the following featured books and then attend the discussions which take place at the LRC (2725 N. Illinois Street, Indianapolis). The LRC has extra copies of each book available for checkout. Each book discussion will take place from 4:00pm – 5:30 p.m. on the following dates:
- DECEMBER 4: When Asia Was the World: Traveling Merchants, Scholars, Warriors, and Monks Who Created the “Riches of the East” by Stewart Gordon
- JANUARY 15: The House of Wisdom: How Arabic Science Saved Ancient Knowledge and Gave Us the Renaissance by Jim Al-Khalili
- FEBRUARY 12: The Ornament of the World by Maria Rosa Menocal
- MARCH 19: Leo Africanus by Amin Maalouf, translated by Peter Sluglett
- APRIL 9: Islamic Art film screening and art exhibit. This event is co-sponsored by IUPUI and the Center for Interfaith Cooperation and will be held at the Indiana Interchurch Center (1100 West 42nd Street, Indianapolis).
Extra copies of the books are available through the Ivy Tech library. For more on the books themselves and the theme of connected histories, please see the following website. To pre-register for one or more of the above events, please visit the event website.