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Your post brings up an interesting and important topic that I feel humanities scholars in particular can no longer afford to ignore: the need to create meaningful partnerships between higher education and high schools. Currently, in my position as the coordinator of the Pathways in Technology (P-Tech) program at SUNY Orange, I have created and implemented a faculty liaison program with our partnering high school.
I’ve been looking through the ol’ H-AMSTDY logs for something timely to discuss. I found surprisingly little about The Pope and even less about Donald Trump. I was beginning to feel rather down about the whole enterprise until I stumbled across rich vein discussions about elections. Or rather, I found rich vein of discussions about a lack of discussions about elections.
I am in the process of revising my intro to American studies course and seeking recommendations for provocative "texts" focused on food and interesting assignments.
I have decided to use Burgett and Hendler's Keywords for American Cultural Studies and to pair each keyword up with a particular food or food related issue: Indigenous/Maize, Slavery/Sugar, Nation/Thanksgiving, Immigration/beer, Ethnicity/Chinese food, Class/Starbucks, Globalization/Coca-cola, etc.
I am looking for a partner who would like to collaborate with me in a new program that the German Historical Institute just put on: a binational research tandem. I think it is a wonderful opportunity for new post-docs, tenured faculty on sabbatical, and anyone who can and would like to spend an academic year at the GHI in Washington DC.
I am a German post-doc working on the nexus of food culture, migration, and ethnicity. I am looking for a North American partner. Note that there are two thematic specializations:
My late-19th century literature class has decided that they'd like to read a dime novel for one of the class's free choice slots on the syllabus. It should be short and accessible on the web. What are your readable favorites?
Ellen Gruber Garvey, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English, New Jersey City University
I am a faculty member seeking a roommate for American Studies Association conference in Toronto, October 9-11. My colleague just lost her travel funds and needed to cancel the room. I have a room reserved at the conference rate. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Thank you!