On July 5th, the National Humanities Center will welcome 24 educators for the first of a series of institutes on teaching African American studies. This weeklong, immersive experience, organized in partnership with Prairie View A&M University, is part of a pilot project designed to promote more effective teaching about the African American experience and elevate the scholarly work of Prairie View faculty and alumni.
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In partnership with Prairie View A&M University, the National Humanities Center has launched a pilot project to support more effective teaching about the African American experience and help elevate the scholarly work of Prairie View faculty and alumni.
In this issue, we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring how forms of personal and public expression have been used to create touchpoints that allow us to situate ourselves within the context of the world around us.
The National Humanities Center announces the selection of twenty gifted educators as members of its 2022–23 Teacher Advisory Council. These teachers, from schools in fourteen states, will work with the Center’s Education Programs staff in piloting, evaluating, and promoting the Center’s nationally-recognized resources and programs that support humanities teaching and professional development at the collegiate and pre-collegiate levels.
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the ways that religious thinking and practice have been interwoven in the fabric of our societies.
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring science and technology across cultures and regional boundaries.
The National Humanities Center is pleased to announce the appointment of 33 Fellows for the academic year 2022–23. These leading scholars will come to the Center from universities and colleges in 16 U.S. states as well as Australia, Canada, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Singapore, and South Africa. Chosen from 592 applicants, each Fellow will work on an individual research project and will have the opportunity to share ideas in seminars, lectures, and conferences at the Center.
In this issue we highlight the research of Fellows from the class of 2021–22 who are exploring the lived experiences of Africans and those of African descent in settings around the world.
The National Humanities Center announces a new initiative to bolster college-level curricula for developing responsible artificial intelligence technologies. Supported by a gift from Google, the NHC will partner with faculty from fifteen colleges and universities in the U.S. to create and implement courses to help students comprehend the myriad ways AI technologies are integrated into modern life and to think through the ethical issues involved in developing and deploying them.
NHC Fellows have produced a wide assortment of fascinating and award-winning books in the past year. We asked four of them—Candace Bailey, Colin Jones, James Mulholland, and Lena Cowen Orlin—to share a little about their new publications and to reflect on the process of writing them.