11.0068 American studies

Humanist Discussion Group (humanist@kcl.ac.uk)
Tue, 27 May 1997 02:14:29 +0100 (BST)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 11, No. 68.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

[1] From: Jeff Finlay <FINLAYJI@guvax.acc.georgetown.edu> (35)
Subject: Ametican Studies Opportunities & News, Week Ending May

[2] From: Jeff Finlay <FINLAYJI@guvax.acc.georgetown.edu> (196)
Subject: New Media Classroom Institute, NYC, July 20-26

Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 09:45:23 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jeff Finlay <FINLAYJI@guvax.acc.georgetown.edu>
Subject: Ametican Studies Opportunities & News, Week Ending May 25


Week Ending May 25, 1997 (715-796)

American Studies Opportunities & News is a weekly index produced by the
American Studies Crossroads Project (http://www.georgetown.edu/crossroads)
and sponsored by the American Studies Association. The Opportunities list,
which generates the index, posts ASA news, calls for papers, conference
programs, fellowships, jobs, bibliographical & online resources, book
reviews and tables of contents.

The Opportunities archive and search engine is on the web
at http://home.dc.lsoft.com/archives/opportunities.html

To submit a posting, or to subscribe to the index, contact
the Crossroads Administrator <finlayji@guvax.georgetown.edu>

The following items of interest to Humanist subscribers
appeared on American Studies Opportunities & News from
May 18-25, 1997. To order any one of them, send the message
GETPOST OPPORTUNITIES followed by the item number to
LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM (example: to get the first posting
listed below, send the message GETPOST OPPORTUNITIES 749 to
LISTSERV@HOME.EASE.LSOFT.COM; for the first and second posting,
your message will be GETPOST OPPORTUNITIES 749 796).

Calls for Contributions to Journals/Books/Media
749 Cultural Attitudes towards Tech & Communication (essays)
796 Neo-Pragmatism & New Romanticisms, for Parallax Journal
745 New Cultural Theory & Techno-Politics, for Angelaki Journal

Programs for Forthcoming Conferences (listed chronologically)
758 Ethnography & Qual Research in Postmodern Era, CA, June 20-22
720 Interpreting Edison, New Jersey, June 25-27

Events, Institutes, Seminars & Special Notices
779 Future of Fulbright Program Study (essay)
792 Obituary, Paulo Freire, from Instituto Paulo Freire
790 Proposal for a National Anthropology Network

Date: Sun, 25 May 1997 09:46:55 -0400 (EDT)
From: Jeff Finlay <FINLAYJI@guvax.acc.georgetown.edu>
Subject: New Media Classroom Institute, NYC, July 20-26

From: Donna Thompson, American Social History Project



National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Institute

American Social History Project and Center for Media & Learning,
The City University of New York

American Studies Association Crossroads Project (Georgetown

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* This notice contains application & information about: *
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* The ASHP/CML Summer Institute, New York City, July 20-26 *
* (deadline: May 30, 1997) *
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* The ASHP/CML Year Long Professional Development Program, 1997-98 *
* *

The American Social History Project and the American Studies
Association Crossroads Project (Georgetown University) are
pleased to announce a year-long professional development program
supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities, focused
on advancing the use of new technology in humanities education.
offers high school and college educators nationwide an
opportunity to join with historians and multimedia designers on
the ASHP/CML staff, along with Randy Bass of Georgetown
University, Robin D.G. Kelley of New York University, Lynne
Adrian of University of Alabama-Tuscaloosa, Roberta Matthews of
Marymount College, and Roy Rosenzweig of George Mason
University, to advance the dialogue on issues of narrative and
inquiry as they pertain to historical synthesis, prepare faculty
as technology leaders, and further the use of new media resources
to enrich classroom learning.

Building on an already-successful project, the New Media
Classroom program will begin with a week-long summer institute
(July 20-26, 1997) in New York City, which will enable
participating faculty to: a) advance teaching strategies using a
range of new history resources available on CD-ROM and the World
Wide Web; b) work with scholars and producers who have pioneered
the development of new media applications; and c) prepare
themselves as teaching- with-technology leaders.

During the 1997-98 school year, faculty will use new media tools
to teach a U.S. History survey (or an interdisciplinary American
history & literature course) at their home campus. Faculty will
take part in a year-long on-line seminar, exchanging and
deepening experiences and insights. And with the assistance of
project staff, participating faculty will coordinate on-campus
workshops for colleagues in their home communities. We see this
outreach effort as a key step in deepening faculty learning and
building an informed national conversation about new media

The program will pay for summer institute housing and travel
costs (for out-of-town participants) and purchase of selected new
media materials; participants' schools will provide a small
honoraria to recognize participants' year-long contributions to
their schools' efforts to integrate the use of new educational

In 1998-99, NMC will offer interested schools an opportunity to
take roles as centers of new media learning. Participating
faculty and their schools will be able to apply to NMC for funds
to host regional New Media Classroom programs, including regional
summer institutes. Experienced faculty participants will be
invited to serve as co-leaders for these regional programs.

The New Media Classroom program will involve a diverse group of
history and humanities educators, including high school and
college faculty. We believe secondary and post-secondary
educators have much to gain from collective conversation about
curriculum and teaching. The program will involve leaders in the
field of new media education and those at an intermediate level,
who have at least one year's experience using new media as part
of classroom instruction. Our goal is to work together to deepen
collective expertise in new media-based instruction and help
humanities faculty prepare as technology leaders, building a
national conversation about the new media classroom and extending
its promise to a broad range of teachers and students nationwide.


The New Media Classroom program is open to high school and
college educators who teach the U.S. history survey. American
Studies faculty will also be considered for participation.
Candidates will be selected on the basis of their demonstrated
interest and experience in:

1) Teaching the U.S. History Survey (or comparable
interdisciplinary or American Studies courses);

2) Using inquiry-based and learner-centered classroom

3) Exploring new media tools and resources;

4) Expanding their professional knowledge and teaching

5) Preparing for role as teaching with technology leaders.

Candidates must commit themselves to attending a summer institute
July 20-26, 1997 held in New York City, and to participating in
follow-up activities including classroom testing, school-based
workshops, and on-line seminar.

The New Media Classroom program considers classroom
implementation to be essential to professional growth and the
development of a broader understanding of the educational
potential of new media. A candidate's eligibility and successful
participation will depend upon the willingness of his/her school
or college to make a commitment to facilitate such implemen
tation, including these steps:

A) Schedule the candidate to teach the U.S. history survey (or
comparable interdisciplinary course) in Fall 1997 (option to
continue in Spring 1998).

B) Schedule the candidate's U.S. history survey courses for
classrooms or computer labs equipped to provide students
with ready access to new media resources;

C) Facilitate the candidate's individual access to on-line
systems for program communication and participation in
on-line seminars;

D) Provide the candidate with a $600 professional development
stipend to recognize and support faculty's work in new

E) Host outreach workshops to expose humanities faculty to new
media-based instruction.

The New Media Classroom will continue in 1998-99. Faculty
participants will be offered the opportunity to apply to extend
their participation serving as co-leaders for a national network
of regional programs.


Applications, which are due by May 30, 1997, include: 1) a
completed application form; 2) an accompanying letter from the
school or college administration (signed by the high school
principal or college department chair) addressing the school's
commitment to items A-E (above); and 3) two letters of reference
describing the candidate's qualifications for successful

Selection will be finalized by June 10.

Submit applications to:

Dr. Bret Eynon, ASHP Education Director
99 Hudson Street, Third Floor
New York, New York 10013
tel: 212-966-4248 fax: 212-966-4589
E-mail: BEynon@aol.com


National Endowment for the Humanities Faculty Institute

APPLICATION should include responses to the following:

Address (home):
Address (work):
Telephone (home):
Telephone (work):
On-line address:
School or College Name:
School or College Address:
Public or private institution?

Please answer the following questions:

1. Please outline your experience teaching U.S. History (or
related interdisciplinary humanities courses).

2. How would you describe your current teaching strategies?
What has been your experience with inquiry-based and
learner-centered approaches to teaching and learning?

3. Please outline your classroom use of new media resources and
on-line communications systems (email, Internet, World Wide
Web, CD-ROM, etc.). Please attach samples of class lessons
using new media resources.

4. What do you see as the advantages and challenges that are
encountered when implementing new media-based instruction?

5. What electronic discussion groups (listservs) are you
subscribed to?

6. Please rank the following topics of interest to you:
_____World Wide Web (WWW)
_____Games and Simulations
_____New Technology and Issues of Narrative
_____Hypertext Writing and Electronic Papers
_____Producing Your Own Multimedia Materials for
_____Rethinking the Survey Class
_____Making a Classroom Web Page
_____Other suggestions:

7. Please sketch your long-term goals as an educator. How
would participation in the New Media Classroom program help
you address these goals?

8. What is your experience and interest in leading faculty
development programs?

9. Please help us get a clear picture of the school where you
teach. Please describe your school, including information
that you think would be helpful to us. If possible,
include: the numbers of students enrolled in the schools;
some sense of the student demographics; and an estimate of
the number of students in a typical U.S. history survey

10. What kind of computer facilities (including platform) are
available at your school? Do your students have on-line
access in your classroom? computer laboratory? the library?
Do you and your students have access to computers with
CD-ROM drives?

11. Please assess your school's commitment to hosting new media
workshops for humanities faculty.

12. Where did you hear about the New Media Classroom program?