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  • John Nolen Research Fund

    Ithaca | Dates: 31 Mar – 30 Apr, 2014
    The John Nolen Research Fund, established through the generosity of the Nolen family, provides assistance to scholars to conduct research in the John Nolen Papers and allied collections in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC) of the Cornell University Library. Any qualified researcher interested in the history of city and regional planning before 1950 with a project that can be augmented by using the Nolen Papers is eligible to apply. Deadline: Applications are due by April 30, 2014; awards will be made by May 31 for support to begin on July 1, 2014.
  • Call for Applications: Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholars Program

    Syracuse | Dates: 31 Mar – 01 May, 2014

    Call for Applications: Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholars Program

    The Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries, invites applications for the 2014 Central New York Humanities Corridor Visiting Scholars Program. This goal of this program is to attract scholarly attention to the rich primary sources held by member institutions:

    -Syracuse University (Special Collections Research Center, Belfer Audio Archive and University Archives)

    -Cornell University (Rare and Manuscript Collections and Kheel Center)

    -University of Rochester (Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation and Sibley Music Library)

    -Hamilton College (Special Collections)

    -Hobart and William Smith Colleges (Archives and Special Collections)

    -Skidmore College (Department of Special Collections)

    -St. Lawrence University (Special Collections and Vance University Archives)

    -Union College (Special Collections and Archives)

    This year, two grants of $2,500 each will be awarded. To be eligible, projects must draw upon the collections of at least two corridor institutions. Projects may also draw upon other regional repositories. Faculty and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

    Some of the Corridor’s shared collection strengths include:

    -Abolitionism, for example, Frederick Douglass and Gerrit Smith -American religion, especially utopian communities and the “burned-over district” of upstate New York

    -Architecture and design, for example, Marcel Breuer, Russel Wright, Andrew Dickson White, and Claude Bragdon

    -Gender and sexuality, including Cornell’s Human Sexuality Collection, the Grove Press Records, and the women’s suffrage movement.

    -Modern literature, from T.S. Eliot and James Joyce to Joyce Carol Oates

    -Photography, including Andrew J. Russel and Margaret Bourke White.

    -Popular culture, from dime novels and pulp magazines to children’s literature and broadcasting history

    -Music and sound media, especially the Belfer Audio Archive, the Sibley Music Library, and the Hip-Hop Collection at Cornell.

    Awardees are expected to spend at least ten days conducting research. (The amount of time spent at each institution need not be equal.) Towards the close of each visit, each awardee will give an informal presentation of their work at Syracuse University's Humanities Center. Information on previous winners and presentations can be found on SCRC’s public programs webpage.

    The criteria for selection include:  impact of the project on the humanities generally, the degree to which the identified collections support the research project, and the innovative use of primary source materials in research and publication.

    Applications should include the following elements:

    Narrative. The narrative should frame the overall scope of the project and detail its significance within the context of the applicant’s discipline and the humanities generally. It should identify specific target collections from at least two corridor institutions. (3 pages)

    Project Timeline. This should include start and end dates for the project and the amount of time the scholar will spend at each institution. Applicants may wish to designate a “home base” and then detail how he or she will access other collections in the Corridor. (1 page)

    Curriculum Vita. (2 pages maximum)

    Letters of Support. (Maximum of 2. Please send with other application materials.)

    Please send completed applications no later than May 1, 2014.

    Barbara Brooker
    Assistant to the Senior Director
    Special Collections Research Center
    Syracuse University Libraries
    bbbrooke@syr.edu
    http://library.syr.edu/find/scrc/

    Applications will be evaluated by a selection committee composed of librarians and faculty from each Corridor institution. Grant recipients will be announced in late May 2014. Research visits may begin as early as June 2014 and must be completed no later than June 2015.

    The CNY Humanities Corridor

    The Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor is a unique regional collaboration that focuses on seven different areas of research and humanistic inquiry. Each institution brings a vibrant and distinguished humanistic scholarly tradition to the collective work of the CNY Humanities Corridor. In the aggregate, the Corridor’s programs bolster the relationships, productivity, and reciprocity common to the region’s humanities community, as well as heightened visibility, enhancing public engagement in its activities. The initiative is today regarded as a highly visible scholarly presence in the region, if not nationally, as a new model of collaboration and resource-sharing that can also be adapted to other regions and inter-university partnerships.

  • 2014 SAHGB Graduate Student Research Forum

    Cambridge | Dates: 31 Mar – 02 May, 2014
    The SAHGB is pleased to announce that the second annual Graduate Student Research Forum will be held on Friday, 2 May 2014. This is a student-led event that offers post-graduate students in architectural history an opportunity to present their research while engaging with others studying and working in the field. The aim of the Forum is to break away from more traditional conference models by creating a dynamic and friendly event where students, established academicians and professionals can exchange knowledge, skills and experiences. To meet these aims, the day is structured to include sixteen ten-minute ‘Lightning Round’ talks that cover a wide range of topics. Sessions of four presentations will be followed by a brief discussion period. Lightning rounds will be interspersed with professional panels led by Alex Bremner, Ayla Lepine, Elizabeth Darling, Emily Guerry, Frank Salmon, and William Whyte; Deborah Howard will give the keynote speech. These speakers will discuss their personal experiences while providing useful insight for navigating research, publication, and career opportunities. While the Graduate Student Research Forum is free to attend, registration is compulsory and space is limited. Please note that this is a student-oriented event, and priority will be given to current graduate students. We may also have to limit the number of students attending from each institution to ensure a broad attendance. We have already received a great deal of interest in this event and recommend that you register as early as possible. An optional dinner will be held in St. John’s College Hall following the event; a limited number of spaces are available, which will be assigned on a first-come basis. There will be a £15 charge for the meal, to be collected on the day. This year’s student organisers are Richard Butler, Bridget Hembree and Otto Saumarez-Smith. Please submit inquiries to SAHGBforum2014@gmail.com.
  • 2014 Parks and Greenspace Conference

    Atlanta | Dates: 31 Mar, 2014

    Pipes to Parks: Creating Greenspace with Rainwater

    All over the country, communities and municipalities are implementing ground-breaking projects that leverage rainwater runoff and green infrastructure techniques to build innovative parks and greenspaces. In addition to improving water quality, these new greenspaces can catalyze redevelopment, mitigate storm water flooding, provide off-road transportation corridors, transform neighborhoods, and often provide community amenities where none existed previously. 

    The 2014 Parks and Greenspace Conference will highlight existing opportunities for development, inspire cooperation from diverse partners, and influence decision-makers to creatively solve problems concerning infrastructure while producing wonderful parks and greenspaces that provide multiple benefits to communities.

    SPONSORSHIPS
    If you're interested in sponsorship opportunities for "Pipes to Parks," please download our sponsorship packet for details. For questions or more information, contact Betty at betty@parkpride.org.

    REGISTRATION
    Registration for the 13th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference is now open! 

    Also, don't forget to check out and register for one of the many conference tours, where you can experience green infrastructure first hand!