Publishing Now

Publishing NOW: How to Apply for a UConn Internal Grant

Publishing NOW: How to apply for a UConn Internal Grant, Humanities-Style. with Dr. Matthew Mroz, Internal Funding Coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Research. October 6, 2021, 2:00pm. Homer Babbidge Library 4-209

Publishing NOW

How to Apply for a UConn Internal Grant, Humanities-Style

with Dr. Matthew Mroz (Internal Funding Coordinator, Office of the Vice President for Research)

October 6, 2:0pm, Homer Babbidge Library, 4–209

This event will also be livestreamed. Register to attend virtually.

Dr. Matthew Mroz is the Internal Funding and Limited Submissions Coordinator and a member of the Research Development Services team in UConn’s Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR). Dr. Mroz oversees all aspects of the OVPR’s seed grant competitions, manages the internal review and selection process for limited submission opportunities, coordinates OVPR grantwriting training programs, and generally does whatever he can to support faculty members seeking to grow their research.

He has a PhD in English Literature and Rhetoric from UConn, where he studied and taught early modern literature (particularly the work of John Milton). He also has served as Assistant Director of First-Year Writing at UConn and taught extensively in that program.

In this talk, he will give an overview of the seed grant funding available to researchers in the humanities, explore how grant funding, including internal seed grants, can enhance the productivity and impact of humanities scholars, and answer questions about the application and review process.

If you require accommodation, including live transcription, to attend this event, please contact us at uchi@uconn.edu or by phone (860) 486-9057.

Publishing NOW: How to Start a Series and How to Write for One

Publishing NOW: How to Start a Series and How to Write for One. With Bhakti Shringarpure and Grégory Pierrot. September 27, 2021, 4:00pm. HLB, 4-209.

Publishing NOW

How to Start a Series and How to Write for One

with Bhakti Shringarpure (English & Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) and Grégory Pierrot (English)

September 27, 4:00pm, Homer Babbidge Library, 4–209

This event will also be livestreamed. Register to attend virtually.

Bhakti Shringapure is the editor for the new series Decolonize That! from O/R Books, as well as the editor-in-chief for Warscapes magazine. Grégory Pierrot is the author of Decolonize Hipsters, the first book published in the new series. They will talk about what it’s like to start and to write for a new series and offer tips for anyone looking to do the same.

If you require accommodation, including live transcription, to attend this event, please contact us at uchi@uconn.edu or by phone (860) 486-9057.

Publishing NOW 2021–2022

We have an amazing line-up of Publishing NOW events this year. Check out all of them below.

9/27 at 4:00pm: Bhakti Shringarpure and Grégory Pierrot on how to start a new book series and how to write for one.
10/6 at 2:00pm: Matthew Mroz on how to apply for a UConn internal grant, humanities-style.
11/1 at 4:00pm: Susan Herbst on publishing about politics after (?) Trump.
12/1 at 1:00pm: How to publish for the public, featuring editors from Lapham’s Quarterly, Public Books, and the Conversation.
1/31 at 4:00pm: Lewis Gordon on how to write about race now.
3/23 at 1:00pm: Leah Pennywark (University of Minnesota Press) on how to work with an academic press.

Publishing NOW: Humanities Journals

Publishing NOW: Humanities Journals, advice from three journal editors. Heather Battaly (Philosophy), David Embrick (Sociology), Charles Mahoney (English). Live. Online. Registration required. February 10, 2021, 1:15pm

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The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute presents:

Publishing NOW!

Humanities Journals: Advice from Three Journal Editors.

Heather Battaly (Philosophy, UConn)
David G. Embrick (Sociology and Africana Studies, UConn)
Charles Mahoney (English and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies, UConn)

February 10, 2021, 1:15–2:30pm

An online webinar. Event registration is required for attendance.

Heather Battaly is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. She specializes in epistemology, ethics, and virtue theory. She is the author of Virtue (Polity 2015), editor of The Routledge Handbook of Virtue Epistemology (2018) and of Virtue and Vice, Moral and Epistemic (Blackwell 2010), and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Philosophical Research. She has published widely on the topics of intellectual virtue and intellectual vice. Her currents projects focus on humility, closed-mindedness, and vice epistemology.

David G. Embrick holds a joint position as Associate Professor in the Sociology Department and the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut. Embrick’s research has centered largely on the impact of contemporary forms of racism on people of color. While most of his research is on what he has labeled “diversity ideology” and inequalities in the business world, he has published on race and education, racial microaggressions, the impact of schools-welfare-and prisons on people of color, and issues of sex discrimination. He serves as the founding co-editor of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity, founding book series editor of “Sociology of Diversity” with Bristol University Press, and founding book series co-editor of “Sociology of Race and Ethnicity” with University of Georgia Press.

Charles Mahoney, Professor of English and Comparative Literary and Cultural Studies at the University of Connecticut, specializes in British Romantic literature and culture. The author and editor of various books and articles on Romantic poetry and non-fiction prose, he is currently completing work on an edition of Coleridge’s writings on Shakespeare for Princeton University Press. Since 2020, he has served as the editor of The Wordsworth Circle.

Publishing NOW: Gita Manaktala of MIT Press

Poster for Publishing NOW with Gita Manaktala of MIT Press in conversation with Alexis L. Boylan. December 2, 2020, 11:00am. Live. Online. Registration Required. With headshot of Manaktala.

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The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute presents:

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With Gita Manaktala of MIT Press in conversation with Alexis L. Boylan.

December 2, 2020, 11:00am–12:00pm

An online webinar. Event registration is required for attendance.

Gita Manaktala is the Editorial Director of the MIT Press, a publisher of scholarship at the intersection of the arts, sciences, and technology. Known for intellectual daring and distinctive design, MIT Press books push the boundaries of knowledge in fields from contemporary art and architecture to the life sciences, computing, economics, philosophy, cognitive science, environmental studies, linguistics, media studies, and STS. Gita’s own acquisitions are in the areas of information science and communication. Until 2009, she served as the press’s marketing director with responsibility for worldwide promotion and sales. In this role, she helped to develop CISnet, an online collection of the Press’s computer and information science titles, now on the IEEE Explore platform. She has served on the board of directors of the Association of American University Presses and co-chaired its first diversity and inclusion task force, which led to a standing committee dedicated to Equity, Justice, and Inclusion, which she also co-chaired. She is a regular speaker on topics in scholarly communication and publishing.

Alexis L. Boylan is the acting director of the University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) and an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Art and Art History Department and the Africana Studies Institute. She is the author of Visual Culture (MIT Press, 2020), Ashcan Art, Whiteness, and the Unspectacular Man (Bloomsbury Academic, 2017), co-author of Furious Feminisms: Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road (University of Minnesota, 2020), editor ofThomas Kinkade, The Artist in the Mall (Duke University Press, 2017), and editor of the forthcoming Ellen Emmet Rand: Gender, Art, and Business (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020). She has published in American Art, Archives of American Art Journal, Boston Review, Journal of Curatorial Studies, and Public Books. Her next book focuses on the art created for the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City and how art and science antagonize and inspire cultural dialogues about truth and knowledge.

Publishing NOW: Matt McAdam of JHU Press

Publishing NOW UConn Humanities Institute, October 23, 2020 11:00am–12:00pm, Johns Hopkins University Press. Beside the text oare images of several books covers, including the titles On Time, In Search of Sexual Health, Gamer Nation, Mapping An Atlantic World, Movable Markets, and Inscriptions of Nature.

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The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute presents:

Publishing NOW!

With Matt McAdam of JHU Press.

October 23, 11:00am–12:00pm

An online webinar. Event registration is required for attendance.

Matt McAdam is a Senior Editor at Johns Hopkins University Press, where he acquires books in the history of science, technology, and medicine, bioethics, and the humanities more generally. He started in publishing as an editor in philosophy and communications at Lexington Books after getting his PhD in philosophy at Georgetown University.

Co-sponsored by the Digital Humanities and Media Studies Initiative.

Fall 2020 Events

UCHI has an exciting roster of events coming up this fall, detailed below. Be sure to peruse our offerings and register for the events you’d like to attend. Stay tuned as we announce more upcoming events!

Publishing NOW with Ilene Kalish of NYU Press

September 24, 2020

2:30pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Nicole Breault

October 14, 2020

4:00pm

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How to Do Nothing Book Discussion

October 19, 2020

6:00pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Nu-Anh Tran

October 21, 2020

2:00pm

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Publishing NOW with Matt McAdam of JHU Press

October 23, 2020

11:00am

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UCHI and DHMS Present Jenny Odell

October 26, 2020

6:00pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Kerry Carnahan

October 28, 2020

4:00pm

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DHMS Presents Sarah Sharma

November 9, 2020

4:00pm

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André Leon Talley

November 12, 2020

6:00pm

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Dissertation Grant Writing Workshop

November 16, 2020

3:00pm

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DHMS Presents Book Traces with Kristin Jensen (UVA) and Michael Rodriguez (UConn Libraries)

November 18, 2020

1:00pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Ashley Gangi

November 18, 2020

4:00pm

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Publishing NOW with Gita Manaktala of MIT Press

December 2, 2020

11:00am

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Fellow’s Talk: Shaine Scarminach

December 2, 2020

4:00pm

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Publishing NOW: Ilene Kalish of NYU Press

Publishing NOW. A virtual conversation between NYU Press executive editor Ilene Kalish and UConn Sociology Professor Manisha Desai. September 24, 2:30-4:00. Image includes headshots of both participants.

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The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute presents:

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A conversation between Ilene Kalish (NYU Press) and Manisha Desai (Department of Sociology) about academic publishing.

September 24, 2:30–4:00pm

An online webinar. Event registration is required for attendance.

Ilene Kalish is Executive Editor at NYU Press, where she acquires books in the areas of sociology, criminology, politics, and women’s studies. With over twenty-five years of experience in academic publishing, she publishes books for the general reader as well as for the scholarly and professional reader.

Manisha Desai is Professor of Sociology and Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut, and currently Department Head of Sociology. Her most recent book is Subaltern Movements in India: The Gendered Geography of Struggle against Neoliberal Development (2016)

Co-sponsored by the UConn Humanities Institute and the Department of Sociology.

Publishing NOW: Book Traces & Getting Published

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The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute presents:

 

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Book Traces

with Kristin Jensen (University of Virginia Library) and Michael Rodriguez (UConn Library)

March 26th, 2PM

Heritage Room, Babbidge Library, 4th Floor

Co-sponsored by UConn Libraries, English Department, and the UCHI Digital Humanities and Medial Studies (DHMS) initiatives.


How to Get Published

with Ilene Kalish (NYU Press)

April 16th, 2PM

UCHI Conference Room, Babbidge Library, 4th Floor South

Co-sponsored by the Sociology Department

 

 

 

Publishing NOW: Colson Whitehead

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute (UCHI) joins UConn Institute of Africana Studies to host The Colson Whitehead Faculty Reading Group, dedicated to a discussion of Whitehead’s latest novel The Nickel Boys. This discussion is the latest installment in UCHI’s “Publishing NOW” series and will take place at the UCHI conference room on September 19, 2019 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. This reading project will be followed by a UCHI-sponsored public presentation by Whitehead on September 26, 2019 at 4:30 PM at the Konover Auditorium in the Dodd Center.

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