Tag Archives: Humanities

News Roundup: Welcome Back!

  Though we’ve been back from break for a few days now, I want to welcome you back to work, and back to the blog! There are a few things happening here that I am really excited to tell you! First, we want to congratulate Maggie Gallagher-Mondak on successfully passing the Certified Research Administrator (CRA) […]

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Are You Ready?

Today’s post is reblogged from Jessica Venable’s official Ready, Set, Grant! blog! Make sure you sign up for and attend these exciting sessions!  After months of planning, we are pleased to announce the Ready, Set, Grant! program of workshops and registration are now available. This event, scheduled for January 12-14, 2016 in the Academic Learning Commons, is a […]

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Funding Monday: NEH Public Scholar Program

By: Heather Lennon Interested in presenting your research to a wide audience?  Check out the Public Scholar Program from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Public Scholar Program supports well-research books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership.  Specifically, the Program aims to encourage scholarship that will be of broad interest and […]

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Fun Friday: Winners of the Annual Dance Your PhD Contest

You read that right.  There is actually an annual contest in which PhD candidates communicate their science via interpretive dance.  There is a cash prize. The results are pretty entertaining. You’re welcome.

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Funding Monday: National Historical Publications and Records Commission FY16 Announcement

By: Heather Lennon Calling all history scholars! The National Historical Publications and Records Commission has announced its initial FY16 grant announcement! The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) of the National Archives supports projects that promote access to America’s historical records to encourage understanding of our democracy, history, and culture.  This FY16 announcement is […]

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Oh the Humanities!: Causes for the Humanities Crisis?

The Chronicle of Higher Education had a number of interesting articles this week that touched on the Humanities. The first argues that high school dual enrollment programs that allow incoming students to get credit for general education classes (mostly english and history, it seems) through AP testing actually works to set up Humanities departments for […]

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Let Them Study Literature!

We’ve posted before about the tendency for politicians and the general public to equate university education with trade school, or to view all education as simply job training. Everything has to have an economic use, or else it’s useless. We tend to view everything in terms of money. It’s unfortunate, but true. A recent article in […]

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Funding Monday: Humanities Research Center Grants for Summer 2016

By: Heather Lennon Calling all VCU faculty members working in the humanities!  Interested in traveling to archives this summer and looking for funding?  Look no further than the Humanities Research Center Grants for Summer 2016… The Humanities Research Center (HRC) is continuing its annual competition for Research Grants designed to foster excellence in research and […]

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Top Ten: Tips for Success in Writing

It’s time for a Top Ten List! It’s been a little while, and even though it isn’t Thursday (and Thursday is now Policy Spotlight day!) the Top Ten lives on! Today’s Top Ten centers on tips for success in grant writing (but these tips can apply to all types of writing). 1) Schedule your writing […]

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Funding Monday: VCU Humanities Research Center Grants for Summer 2016

This just in from our very own Humanities Research Center:  The Humanities Research Center is delighted to announce the continuation of its annual competition for Research Grants designed to foster excellence in research and creative scholarship at Virginia Commonwealth University by providing funds to support direct research costs incurred by faculty. These costs will include […]

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