Publishing Now

Publishing NOW: Publishing about Race Now

Publishing NOW: Publishing about Race Now. Lewis R. Gordon, author of Fear of Black Consciousness (2022) in conversation with Michael P. Lynch. January 31, 2022, 4:00pm. Live. Online. Registration required.

Publishing NOW

Publishing about Race Now

Lewis R. Gordon (Philosophy, UConn)

in conversation with Michael P. Lynch

January 31, 2022, 4:00pm

Live • Online • Registration required.

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In conversation with Michael P. Lynch, Lewis R. Gordon will discuss his new book, Fear of Black Consciousness (2022), “a groundbreaking work that positions Black consciousness as a political commitment and creative practice, richly layered through art, love, and revolutionary action.”

Lewis R. Gordon is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut. He works in the areas of Africana philosophy, existentialism, phenomenology, social and political theory, postcolonial thought, theories of race and racism, philosophies of liberation, aesthetics, philosophy of education, and philosophy of religion. He has written particularly extensively on Africana and Black existentialism, postcolonial phenomenology, race and racism, and on the works and thought of W. E. B. Du Bois and Frantz Fanon.

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Publishing Now: How to Publish for the Public

Publishing NOW: How to Publish for the Public, with Emily Costello (Managing Editor, the Conversation), Jaime Fuller (Web Editor, Lapham's Quarterly), Ben Platt (Editorial Director, Public Books). December 1, 2021, 1:00pm. Live. Online. Registration required.

Publishing NOW

How to Publish for the Public

with Emily Costello (The Conversation), Jaime Fuller (Lapham’s Quarterly), and Ben Platt (Public Books)

December 1, 2021, 1:00pm

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Editors from three digital publications that regularly publish the work of academics for a popular audience will offer advice and tips to scholars looking to write for the public.

Emily Costello is managing editor at The Conversation. Jaime Fuller is web editor at Lapham’s Quarterly. Ben Platt is editorial director at Public Books.

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This event will offer automated captioning. If you require accommodation to attend this event, please contact us at uchi@uconn.edu or by phone (860) 486-9057. We can request ASL interpreting, computer-assisted real time transcription, and other accommodations offered by the Center for Students with Disabilities.

Publishing Now: Publishing about Politics after (?) Trump

Publishing NOW: Publishing about politics after (?) Trump. Susan Herbst, author of A Troubled Birth: The 1930s and American Public Opinion. November 1, 2021, 4:00pm. Live Online. Registration required.

Publishing NOW

Publishing about Politics after (?) Trump

with Susan Herbst (Political Science, UConn)

November 1, 2021, 4:00pm

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In conversation with Alexis L. Boylan, Susan Herbst will discuss her new book, A Troubled Birth: The 1930s and American Public Opinion. A Troubled Birth explores the decade “public opinion” became a commercial and political commodity, and how the circumstances of its origin undergird challenges to democracy today.

Susan Herbst is University Professor of Political Science and President Emeritus. She is author of five books, most recently, A Troubled Birth: The 1930s and American Public Opinion from the University of Chicago Press. Before coming to UConn, she was Professor and Chair of Political Science at Northwestern University, Dean of Liberal Arts at Temple University, and CAO for the University System of Georgia. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Duke University and a doctorate in Communications from the University of Southern California.

This event will offer automated captioning. If you require accommodation to attend this event, please contact us at uchi@uconn.edu or by phone (860) 486-9057. We can request ASL interpreting, computer-assisted real time transcription, and other accommodations offered by the Center for Students with Disabilities.

2021–2022 Events

UCHI has an exciting roster of events coming up this year, detailed below. In celebration of our 20th anniversary, we’ll be hosting several events around the theme “The Future of Knowledge.” Some events will be virtual, and most in-person events will be livestreamed. Be sure to peruse our offerings and register for the events you’d like to attend virtually. Stay tuned as we announce more upcoming events!

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

September 27, 2021

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Publishing NOW: How to Apply for a UConn Internal Grant

October 6, 2021

2:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Fellow’s Talk: Drew Johnson

October 13, 2021

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Fellow’s Talk: Carol Gray

October 20, 2021

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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DHMS: Algorithmic Arts and Humanities at UConn

October 21, 2021

12:30pm

HBL, 4-209

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DHMS: Jessica Johnson and Kim Gallon on Black Beyond Data

October 25, 2021

4:00pm

Virtual

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Fellow’s Talk: Erik Freeman

October 27, 2021

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Publishing NOW: Publishing about Politics after (?) Trump

November 1, 2021

4:00pm

Virtual

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Fellow’s Talk: Anna Ziering

November 3, 2021

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Dissertation Grant Writing Workshop

November 8, 2021

4:00pm

Virtual

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DHMS: Daniel Rosenberg on the History of Data and Information

November 10, 2021

11:00am

Virtual

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Fellow’s Talk: Sarah Willen

November 10, 2021

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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DHMS: Discriminating Data Book Discussion Group

November 15, 2021

3:00pm

HBL, 4-209

DETAILS

DHMS: Wendy Chun on Discriminating Data

November 18, 2021

1:00pm

Virtual

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Publishing NOW: How to Publish for the Public

December 1, 2021

1:00pm

Virtual

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Fellow’s Talk: Shiloh Whitney

December 8, 2021

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Fellow’s Talk: Meina Cai

January 26, 2022

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Publishing NOW: How to Write about Race Now

January 31, 2022

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Fellow’s Talk: Laura Mauldin

February 2, 2022

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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DHMS: Anke Finger on The Digital Dissertation

February 3, 2022

12:30pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Haile Eshe Cole

February 9, 2022

4:00pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Fiona Vernal

February 16, 2022

4:00pm

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DHMS: Audrey Watters on Teaching Machines

February 17, 2022

4:00pm

Virtual

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Fellow’s Talk: Kathryn Moore

February 23, 2022

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Fellow’s Talk: Prakash Kashwan

March 2, 2022

4:00pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Micki McElya

March 9, 2022

4:00pm

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Publishing NOW: How to Work with an Academic Press

March 21, 2022

1:00pm

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Fellow’s Talk: Shardé Davis

March 23, 2022

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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Nikole Hannah-Jones

March 30, 2022

2:00pm

Student Union Theater

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Fellow’s Talk: Sherie Randolph

April 20, 2022

4:00pm

HBL, 4-209

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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, 2:00pm, 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.

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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.

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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:

Publishing NOW!

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.