Marketplace of Ideas

Friday, November 11th | 3:15 to 4:15 pm

Marketplace of Ideas

These sessions are designed to encourage the free exchange of ideas about specific topics of interest and are organized as informal conversations. Topics can be proposed anytime between now and the conference. The individual(s) who proposes the topic will serve as the discussion moderator. To propose a topic, please email Esther Mackintosh.

Fundraising Needs and Challenges

Humanities Moments National Campaign

This is the Humanities!

Working Together is Working Better?

University Humanities Centers

We Heard You: Compliance 2.0

NEH Challenge Grants

Community Engagement and the Push-back Against Political Correctness

Fundraising Needs and Challenges

Sarah Meehan and Cindy Kindred of Tangerine Associates will be available to meet with individuals from attending councils and organizations to discuss specific fundraising needs and challenges.

Moderators: Cindy Kindred and Sarah Meehan, Tangerine Associates, LLC

Humanities Moments: National Campaign

To draw attention to the university and importance of the humanities in Americans’ lives, the Humanities Moments Project, a national outreach campaign, will allow the general population to gather and share “humanities moments” – from the everyday and intensely personal to the historically significant.

Moderator: Robert Newman, National Humanities Center

This is the Humanities! Stepping Up College Campus Programming

This brainstorming session considers how to transform all the humanities-based programming that we already do on college campuses into a more visible movement. We want to hear programming ideas – especially links between curriculum and co-curriculum – and also communications and framing ideas! The humanities are integral to linking the curriculum with the co-curriculum, but it goes unrecognized as the fundamental framework in favor of heightened recognition for our valuable STEM programming. Let’s strengthen it and make it more visible.

Moderators: Bridgette Sheridan and Virginia Rutter, Framingham State University

Working Together is Working Better? Challenges and Benefits of Collaborative Work in the Humanities

For the past year, a team of information science researchers from the University of Illinois and Indiana University have been both undertaking end studying collaborative scholarly research practices, with a special focus on the collaborative projects awarded Humanities Without Walls funding. As this year of research on humanities collaboration and research practices concludes, the research team invites you to a Marketplace of Ideas conversation on supporting and sustaining collaborative work in the humanities. How is such collaborative humanities scholarship best supported and conducted in a networked world? What do we know about the match between scholars’ needs and current practices? What should we recommend for strategic ways to support humanities research in collaborative, experimental, and multimodal contexts?

Moderator: Megan Senseny and Maria Bonn, School of Information, University of Illinois

University Humanities Centers: The Start-Up Phase

This session is a sharing of hints, tips, dos, and don’ts in starting up and launching a university humanities center.

Moderator: Robert Newman, National Humanities Center

We Heard You: Compliance 2.018

Do you know what the Office of the Federal/State Partnership does with the compliance report data? Do you know the results of the Federation’s 2016 compliance report survey? If not, join us and we’ll review and discuss your role in compliance past, present, and future. We want your input before final changes are made in 2017.

Moderators: Leondra Burchall and Meg Ferris McReynolds, NEH

NEH Challenge Grants

The NEH Office of Challenge Grants is hosting a “listening session” at the Marketplace of Ideas – we’d like to hear from you! Come talk to us about the challenges you think America’s communities are facing, how the humanities might address those challenges, and what role NEH might play in supporting communities engaged in important humanities work.

Moderators: Susan Broeksmit, NEH Office of Challenge Grants

Community Engagement and the Push-back Against Political Correctness

Bring your past experiences and curiosity to this group sharing session, where we will discuss how the push-back against political correctness has directly impacted the funding and public presentation of our work.

Moderators: David Washburn and Felicia Kelley, California Humanities