Emphasizing critical perspective and imaginative response, the humanities...foster creativity, appreciation of our commonalities and our differences, and knowledge of all kinds.

-- American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Heart of the Matter



cjrichardson

What’s in a summer?

What’s in a summer? I went home over the weekend, I met with several members of my speech community. There was lots to talk about… And I realized, my IRB protocol might be a moot point. After all, my Culturally Responsive Curriculum Development work (scheduled to take place at 1-4 pod sessions along the Klamath [Read More]

05.20.2017    
dtenoriog

A summer to think about…

There are many tasks that can be accomplished during this summer for my Mellon Scholarship. As the quarter swiftly moves to an end, the task of organizing a collaborative research agenda can be daunting and overwhelming, especially when we also have other responsibilities on campus, such as teaching, research, etc. For my project, I have [Read More]

05.12.2017    
genlara

What can I accomplish during a summer?

What can I accomplish during a summer? The question of what is possible to accomplish during a summer is a complicated question. I think considering the personal and communal relations most have with our projects, it is expected that we might have some overambitious goals for this summer. For example, one of my goals is [Read More]

05.12.2017    
rbtaggueg

What can I do over a summer?

I’d love to say that there is SO much I can do over a summer (and truly, there is a lot we can get accomplished), but the reality is, there are hurdles and delays that complicate our time commitments. However, despite the hurdles, it doesn’t mean I can’t be optimistic.  Right now my plan is [Read More]

05.11.2017    
gracekuipers

The Nebulous Boundaries of a Summer Checklist

This week I have been thinking about the challenges of undertaking a public humanities project for a summer and what I can realistically accomplish. While we’re all here because we believe in the importance of public scholarship, public scholarship and particularly public humanities projects can suffer from being broad, ambitious, and, at times, nebulous in [Read More]

05.11.2017    
cmari008

What Can I Do Over a Summer?

This week we have been asked to question what can we do over a summer–the question, I think, not only being what we can conceivably accomplish with regards to a particular project, but what kind of change we can effect for the community and public with whom we are working. For what can I accomplish with [Read More]

05.11.2017    
Alana Stein

The difficulties of planning a realistic summer project

Making feasible plans is central to public scholarship. As I work to plan my project, I am very concerned about planning a feasible project that will still provide meaningful benefits to Yolo County Food Bank. I think project management is a crucial skill to develop for public scholars. Although project management and planning are important [Read More]

05.10.2017    
jetinonga

What can I do over a summer?

This is a tough question to answer, especially since I think the central question for me is: what can we do over a summer? Our readings have emphasized the idea of collaboration and exchange in community-engaged work, so while I can set goals for myself, I don’t want to lose sight of the fact that [Read More]

05.10.2017    
cjrichardson

Identity Medley

Week 1) Native American “educational goals [are] profound—to produce competent, caring adults—and consequences for failure [are] equally profound.  The ultimate test of each human educational system is a people’s survival (Lomawaima, K. & McCarty, T.; To Remain An Indian, 2006).” What is “Public Scholarship” in relation to educational paradigms in existence, and I do mean [Read More]

04.28.2017    
jkhope

Why am I here?

The prompt for this week’s blog and readings have compelled me to do some reflecting on my trajectory and everything that I have done to get to this point. I first knew I wanted to be a historian while in the 10th grade. I had the opportunity to take classes at my local community college—Contra [Read More]

04.27.2017    
dmahadevan

Why am I here- Universe, United States, Performance Studies, Mellon public scholarship…

Why am I here? This to me was a very broad question. ‘Here’ could start from a very philosophical point of view of being the world or the universe itself. At this level I am at the level of humanity, we can all ask the same question. The following few interpretations of the word ‘here’ [Read More]

04.27.2017    
gracekuipers

Why am I here?

I’m from an academic family. I know how to handle academics, talk to them, and understand what they’re saying, most of the time. But I have to admit, since starting to take graduate-level humanities courses, a lot of language has felt needlessly opaque, like an insider’s club of alienating discourses. Especially at a time when [Read More]

04.27.2017    
genlara

Why am I here?

Four simple words that form such a difficult and profound question. As I finish my second year of graduate school, the question of why am I here and why I choose to remain here have slowly begun to haunt me. Coursework is finishing and I’ll slowly start entering a more open stage of my graduate [Read More]

04.27.2017    
cmari008

Why am I here?

This week we were asked to write about why we are here–and for me, the answer is simple. I think that knowledge production–scholarship–does not (and should not be thought of) as happening within the confines of the academy. Limiting access to scholarship, and limiting what constitutes scholarship, is harmful, particularly in the United States today. [Read More]

04.27.2017    
borona

Community-based learning: Why I am here

I came into public scholarship long before my formal education began. I am a member of the Hoopa Valley Tribe in northwestern California and our community based education begins early in life. We sing to each other, dance, and grow up knowing our histories and stories before we step foot inside of a classroom. Growing [Read More]

04.27.2017    
rbtaggueg

Why am I here?

Today’s topic asks the question: Why am I here?  The simple (or not so simple) answer to that question is that I am here to try something new.  Over the course of this past year (and a reminder, I am a first year student in Sociology), I’ve found myself in a bit of a quandary. [Read More]

04.27.2017    
leopolp

Why I am here

I am assuming the ‘here’ in the question refers to the public scholars seminar. So, my answer, although directed at explaining why I am interested in being a public scholar, begins by pointing out a coincidence, which is the fact that I have often asked that question in my educational journey. Particularly, in the last [Read More]

04.27.2017    
jetinonga

Finding my way to Public Scholarship

Because of its “outward-facing” approach, I think that public scholarship makes you a better teacher. Its emphasis on building community and exchanging ideas aligns with the classroom environment I want to build with my students and will help me cultivate a greater awareness of the issues they may be facing outside of it. The prospect [Read More]

04.27.2017    
jkhope

When and Where I Enter: Navigating the Academy, Community, Public, and Social Movements

“We define activist scholarship as the production of knowledge and pedagogical practices through the active engagements with the service of progressive social movements” The aforementioned quote comes from the Okazawa-Rey and Sudbury reading, “Activist Scholarship and the Neoliberal university after 9/11.” They succinctly define activist-scholarship as being in constant service to the public and radical [Read More]

04.27.2017    
Alana Stein

Why I am Here

From our readings and discussions, it seems as if many people are scholars first and public scholars second. I mean this in terms of career trajectory, not in terms of importance. Many people became scholars and then later become publicly engaged with their scholarship. I have been fortunate enough to have a series of mentors [Read More]

04.27.2017    
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