FALL 2016

Grant-Writing Workshop for Early Career Scholars

Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 4:00pm

Otto G. Richter Library, Third Floor Conference Room
For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students

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Mary Lindemann, Professor and Chair of History (moderator)
Pamela Hammons
, Professor and Chair of English
Amie Thomasson, Professor of Philosophy
Ashli White, Associate Professor of History

This workshop is primarily intended for early career scholars who wish to learn more about the art and craft of writing for grants in the humanities. We welcome, however, any and all scholars who wish to learn more about strategies for successful grant-writing or who wish to share their own experiences. The discussion will be led by three members of the UM humanities faculty who have themselves been the recipients of major grants, such as NEH and ACLS. We will discuss not only how to write a successful proposal but also how to think about deciding which grants to apply for and when it makes most sense to do so in terms of one’s own career.


Grant-Writing Workshop for Postdoctoral Fellowships

Friday, September 16, 2016 at 12:30pm

M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing Education, Executive Board Room
5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables 33146
For UM Faculty & Grad Students

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Mary Lindemann
, Professor and Chair of History (moderator)
Krista Goff, Assistant Professor of History
Jessica Rosenberg, Assistant Professor of English
Allison Schifani, Assistant Professor of Digital Humanities

This workshop is directed to PhD students who are very close to finishing their dissertations or have just done so. Postdoctoral fellowships come in a variety of different forms; many are residential, some are not. They all provide, however, an excellent way for recent PhDs to gain additional experience teaching (for the postdoctoral fellowships with teaching responsibilities) and time to spend on the research and writing of one’s first monograph or other piece of major scholarly writing. Three Assistant Professors of the UM faculty who themselves have recently held prestigious postdoctoral fellowships will lead the discussion.


Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities & Social Sciences

Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 12:30pm

M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing Education, Executive Board Room
5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables 33146
For UM Faculty & Grad Students in UM Humanities and Social Sciences

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As many students shift away from studies in the humanities and enroll in professional programs, questions have been raised as to the value of a graduate degree in history, philosophy, or literature outside of a career in academia. Yet as new creative and information industries emerge that involve the analysis and the assessment of significant amounts of information, skills that are essential in the humanities like close critical reading, use of multiple sources, and engaging writing can be used to secure employment outside of teaching. As director of a large graduate program in history and archives at Simmons College, Professor Ortega will explore the ways in which students have secured gainful employment in archives, libraries, architectural firms, museums, and the tourist industry, while also giving a broad overview of the ways in which people are using their PhDs in innovative ways.

Stephen Ortega, Associate Professor and Director of the Graduate Program in History/Archives Management, Simmons College of Arts and SciencesStephen Ortega is Associate Professor and Director of the Dual Degree Graduate Program in Archives Management and History at Simmons College. He is the co-author of a world history textbook, Thinking Past: Questions and Problems in World History to 1750 (Oxford University Press, 2014) in which every chapter asks different questions such as: What is an empire? What led to the rise of universal religions? His scholarly book, Negotiating Transcultural Relations in the Early Modern Mediterranean: Ottoman-Venetian Encounters (Ashgate, 2014), centers on relations between Venice and the Ottoman Empire. His present research looks at ways that video games can be incorporated into the history classroom. He is also working on a project in Barcelona, examining the legal mechanisms used to support economic and political expansion over both surrounding territories and places in the Mediterranean.


SPRING 2017

Graduates photo for "Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities: Teaching at Independent Schools"Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities:
Teaching at Independent Schools

Friday, February 24, 2017
12:30pm

M. Christine Schwartz Center for Nursing Education
Executive Board Room
5030 Brunson Drive, Coral Gables 33146
For UM Humanities Faculty & Grad Students

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Dan Cohen's PPT
Aldo J. Regalado's PPT
Steven Sowell PPT

 Dan Cohen, Upper School English & Social Studies Teacher, Maumee Valley Country Day School
Aldo J. Regalado, Upper School History Teacher, Palmer Trinity School
Steven Sowell, Upper School English Instructor & English Department Chair, Louisville Collegiate School


This workshop, led by three UM PhDs in Philosophy, History, and English, explores careers in independent schools, focusing on topics such as conducting job searches, designing secondary curricula and instruction, and understanding the culture of this educational environment. Following brief presentations by the panelists, the workshop will shift to Q&A and group discussion.

Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities: Teaching at Independent Schools -- Dan Cohen, Maumee Valley Country Day School (English & Social Studies)Dan Cohen has taught for five years in independent schools in Pennsylvania and Ohio. He teaches Upper School English, economics, history, and government, along with electives in philosophy (in which he received his PhD from University of Miami in 2012). His experience in secondary education includes instructing percussion ensembles and coaching an after-school fitness program.

 

Photo of Aldo Regalado for Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs (2017)Aldo J. Regalado earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Miami in 2007. His dissertation, "Bending Steel with Bare Hands: Modernity and the American Superhero" examines the meanings and significance of the superhero in American culture and was published by University Press of Mississippi in 2016.  He is currently in his thirteenth year of teaching high school history at Palmer Trinity School, an independent school in Palmetto Bay, Florida.

 

Expanding Career Opportunities for PhDs in the Humanities: Teaching at Independent Schools -- Steven Sowell, Louisville Collegiate School (English)Steven Sowell currently teaches English and chairs the English Department at Louisville Collegiate School. He has served in multiple independent schools in various parts of the country as well as taught English at various grade levels. Recent passions include helping develop interdisciplinary programs such as American Studies and Global Studies. Steven earned his Ph.D. at the University of Miami in 2005.


The Future of Academic Publishing

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
4:00pm

Otto G. Richter Library
Third Floor Conference Room
Registration Required  |  Open to the Public

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Seth Denbo
, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical Association
Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language Association
Alison Mudditt, Director, University of California Press

Presented with the University of Miami Libraries


Seth Denbo, Director of Scholarly Communication and Digital Initiatives, American Historical AssociationSeth Denbo oversees the publication department of the AHA and is working to develop innovative digital projects to enhance the organization’s mission. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick and is a cultural historian of 18th-century Britain. He has taught British history in universities in both the United States and the United Kingdom. He has also worked on digital projects at Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at UMD and the Department for Digital Humanities at King’s College London. Over the past 10 years, Denbo has participated actively in the development of innovative digital tools and methods for historical scholarship. Drawing on his experience as a teacher and researcher he played a key role in several international projects that expanded capacity for digital scholarship in the humanities. He also conceived and organized an ongoing seminar in digital history at the Institute of Historical Research in London that has been at the forefront of fostering innovation in the use of digital tools and methods for the study of history.

 

Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication, Modern Language AssociationKathleen Fitzpatrick is Associate Executive Director and Director of Scholarly Communication of the Modern Language Association, where she serves as Managing Editor of PMLA and other MLA publications. She also holds an appointment as Visiting Research Professor of English at NYU. She is author of Planned Obsolescence: Publishing, Technology, and the Future of the Academy (NYU Press, 2011) and of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television (Vanderbilt University Press, 2006). She is co-founder of the digital scholarly network MediaCommons, where she led a number of experiments in open peer review and other innovations in scholarly publishing.

 

Alison Muddit, Director, University of California PressAlison Mudditt became Director of University of California Press in January 2011. She has reshaped the Press’s strategy and structure to enable it to meet the needs of its diverse audiences in the digital age, helping the Press to work in new ways that respond to changes in publishing. To this end, she has overseen the launch of Luminos, the Press’s transformative open access response to the changing monograph landscape. Mudditt has twenty-five years' experience in academic publishing which began at Blackwell in Oxford, UK, where she rose to become Publisher for the Humanities Division. As Executive Vice President at SAGE Publications, Inc., Mudditt led SAGE's publishing programs across books, journals, and digital platforms. She has served on the Executive Council of the Professional and the Scholarly Publishing Division of the American Association of Publishers.