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Meet NEH Program Officers at MLA

January 3, 2011 | By Brett Bobley

This year, two NEH staff members will be attending the MLA Convention (Modern Language Association) in Los Angeles: Brett Bobley from the Office of Digital Humanities, and Rebecca Boggs from the Division of Education.  If you will be attending MLA, we encourage you to speak with Brett or Rebecca during our office hours, at one of our sessions, or if you bump into us at the convention!


List of NEH-related Sessions & Office hours at MLA 2011:

Thursday, 06 January

45. Getting Funded in the Humanities: A National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Workshop

1:30–3:30 p.m., 403B, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Office of the Executive Director

Presiding: Brett Bobley, NEH; Rebecca Boggs, NEH

This workshop will highlight recent awards and outline current funding opportunities. In addition to emphasizing grant programs that support teaching, research, and public programs in the humanities, the workshop will include information on new developments, such as digital initiatives and Bridging Cultures. A question-and-answer period will follow.

Friday, 07 January

284. Faculty Development for Languages and Literatures: National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Programs

1:30–3:30 p.m., 403B, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Office of the Executive Director

Presiding: Rebecca Boggs, NEH

Speakers: Sharon A. Kinoshita, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; John Rosenberg, Brigham Young Univ., UT

This workshop will showcase opportunities for faculty development, focusing on successful NEH summer programs by or for faculty members in foreign languages and literatures. These programs support study of significant texts and topics, promote connections between teaching and scholarship, and build intellectual community. A question-and-answer period with discussion will follow.

309. The History and Future of the Digital Humanities

1:45–3:00 p.m., Plaza I, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the MLA Program Committee

Presiding: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona Coll.

Speakers: Brett Bobley, NEH; Katherine D. Harris, San José State Univ.; Alan Liu, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Tara McPherson, Univ. of Southern California; Bethany Nowviskie, Univ. of Virginia; Stephen J. Ramsay, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Susana Ruiz, Univ. of Southern California

This roundtable will bring together many different perspectives, from humanities computing to digital media studies, including senior and junior scholars, research and teaching institutions, and faculty and staff members, so that we might explore the overlap, diffusion, and multiplicity of views of the digital humanities that result.

1:30–3:30 p.m., 403B, LA Convention Center

Program arranged by the Office of the Executive Director

Presiding: Rebecca Boggs, NEH

Speakers: Sharon A. Kinoshita, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; John Rosenberg, Brigham Young Univ., UT

This workshop will showcase opportunities for faculty development, focusing on successful NEH summer programs by or for faculty members in foreign languages and literatures. These programs support study of significant texts and topics, promote connections between teaching and scholarship, and build intellectual community. A question-and-answer period with discussion will follow.

309. The History and Future of the Digital Humanities

1:45–3:00 p.m., Plaza I, J. W. Marriott

Program arranged by the MLA Program Committee

Presiding: Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Pomona Coll.

Speakers: Brett Bobley, NEH; Katherine D. Harris, San José State Univ.; Alan Liu, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara; Tara McPherson, Univ. of Southern California; Bethany Nowviskie, Univ. of Virginia; Stephen J. Ramsay, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln; Susana Ruiz, Univ. of Southern California

This roundtable will bring together many different perspectives, from humanities computing to digital media studies, including senior and junior scholars, research and teaching institutions, and faculty and staff members, so that we might explore the overlap, diffusion, and multiplicity of views of the digital humanities that result.

Saturday, 08 January

NEH Office Hours
9:00am - Noon. Meet NEH staff at the NEH table, in room 408A, Los Angeles Convention Center.