A listing of calls for papers, calls for proposals, and educational conferences that may be of interest to Howard University faculty.

Through the Inclusion Imperative Program, partners UMBC, Bowie State University, Coppin State University, and Howard University are cultivating a regional network of scholars, who are committed to diversity and inclusion in the humanities. Over five years, the Inclusion Imperative’s Diversity Teaching Network in the Humanities will expand conversations on diversity in the curriculum, help advance community-engaged and other socially aware humanities pedagogies, and create a supportive environment for faculty. Follow them on Twitter @UMBCHumanities.

Inclusion Imperative Humanities Symposium
Friday, May 3, 2019    9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fine and Performing Arts Center, Bowie State University
Buffet luncheon to follow.

BEING HUMAN: How the Arts & Humanities Expand Boundaries and Inspire Action in the 21st Century
Bowie State University and the Dresher Center for the Humanities at UMBC invite proposals for the Inclusion Imperative Program's 2019 Diversity Teaching Network Symposium. We seek proposals for 10-minute panel or 5-minute “lightning round” presentations for our 2019 symposium showcasing how teaching and learning in the humanities and arts can expand boundaries and inspire action to address matters of diversity, inclusion, inequity, and social justice in the 21st century.
We invite scholars to consider some or all of the following questions:

How does work in the humanities and arts change the way we think about, and act upon our contemporary world?

  • How do philosophical, historical, communicative, or aesthetic perspectives help us understand and work towards social justice?
  • What teaching practices help foster social and community engagement among our students?
  • How might we work together with students to expand boundaries and promote action on diversity, inclusion, inequity, and social justice?
  • Your name, title, department, and university affiliation
  • Topic title, length (10-minute panel or 5-minute lighting round), and 1-2 paragraph description
  • Your contact information (email and telephone number)

We also welcome digital and table-top/wall poster exhibits for display during the symposium. Please let us know if you plan to bring an exhibit and, if so, the format and topic/title. 
Submit proposals to inclusionimperative@umbc.edu. Contact Jessica Berman (jberman@umbc.edu), Director, Dresher Center for the Humanities, and Project Director of the Inclusion Imperative, with any questions. 
Parking, morning refreshments, and lunch will be provided.    



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