HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTER CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANTS FOR 2017-2018

The Humanities Research Center has secured supplemental funding for the academic year 2017-18 from the VCU Office of Research and Innovation that will fund approximately thirty $1000 grants supporting travel by faculty in the humanities to present scholarly findings at major domestic and international conferences. My sincere thanks to Dr. Francis Macrina and the selection committee for recognizing the importance of humanities research here at VCU, and to our Dean and Associate Deans for their support and advice during the application process.

If you plan to apply or have applied to present at a conference during this summer of 2017, or have already been accepted for inclusion on a conference program during this summer of 2017, and would like to apply for funding to help pay for your travel expenses, please get in touch immediately.

If you plan to apply or have applied to present at a conference in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, or have already been accepted for inclusion on a conference program in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018, and would like to apply for funding to help pay for your travel expenses, please let me know by September 1.

Calls for major conferences generally go out far in advance and so in most cases potential presenters will have heard of these possibilities by September 1. Most of the funds will be allocated at that time. But I will set aside a modest reserve to assist faculty who learn of opportunities to present after that date; if you do receive information after September 1 about a conference scheduled during the academic year 2017-18 at which you would like to present, please get in touch immediately.

In order to receive funding, you will need to provide (1) a link to the conference website, (2) the email / letter accepting your paper for inclusion in the conference program, (3), your paper proposal, and (4) your current cv.

Please note that all full-time tenured, tenure-eligible and term faculty in the humanities are welcome to apply for these conference travel grants.

 

This will be the second year in which the HRC has been able to provide funding to support faculty travel to present at conferences. Last year’s recipients were:

Myrl Beam (GSWS), presenting at After Marriage, conference at Center for LGBTQ Studies in New York (October 2016)

Joseph Bendersky (History), presenting at Asymmetrical Warfare, conference at Telos-Paul Piccone Institute in New York (January 2017)

Elizabeth Canfield (GSWS), presenting at National Women’s Studies Association in Montréal (November 2016)

Gloria Chien (School of World Studies), presenting at Health Humanities Consortium in Houston (March 2017)

Bethany Coston (GSWS), presenting at National Women’s Studies Association in Montréal (November 2016)

David Coogan (English), presenting at Annual Meeting of Imagining America in Milwaukee (October 2016)

Leigh Ann Craig (History), presenting at International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo (May 2017)

Patricia Cummins (School of World Studies), presenting at American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages in Boston (November
2016)

Chris Cynn (GSWS), presenting at National Women’s Studies Association in Montréal (November 2016)

Gregory Donovan (English), presenting at Mill Valley Film Festival in California (October 2016)

Carolyn Eastman (History), presenting at European Early American Studies Association in Paris, FR (December 2016)

Joshua Eckhardt (English), presenting at Renaissance Society of America in Chicago (March/April 2017)

Robert Godwin-Jones (School of World Studies), presenting at MOOCS conference in Milton Keynes, UK (October 2016)

Mignonne Guy (African American Studies), presenting at American Public Health Association in Denver (October 2016)

Michael Hall (English), presenting at Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association in San Diego (April 2017)

Lionel Mathieu (School of World Studies), presenting at Modern Language Association in Philadelphia (January 2017)

Bernard Means (School of World Studies), presenting at Society for American Archaeology in Vancouver, British Columbia (April 2017)

Kathryn Murphy-Judy (School of World Studies), presenting at Modern Language Association in Philadelphia (January 2017)

Katherine Nash (English), presenting at International Society for the Study of Narrative in Lexington, Kentucky (March 2017)

Brooke Newman (History), presenting at Northeastern Conference on British Studies in Burlington, VT (October 2016)

Bernardo Piciche (School of World Studies), presenting at Mediterranean Studies Association in Valletta, Malta (June 2017)

Jennifer Rhee (English), presenting at Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts in Atlanta (November 2016)

Gregory Smithers (History), presenting at American Society for Ethnohistory in Nashville (November 2016)

Cristina Stanciu (English), presenting at Modern Language Association in Philadelphia (January 2017)

Brandi Summers (African American Studies), presenting at National Women’s Studies Association in Montréal (November 2016)

Rivka Swenson , presenting at ASECS in Minneapolis (April 2017)

Mayda Topoushian (School of World Studies), presenting at Popular
Culture Association in the South/American Culture Association in the South in Nashville (October 2016)