Seminars & Workshops

FALL 2020

Virtual Grant Writing Workshop

Friday, August 28th
3:30pm to 5:00pm

Join the Center for the Humanities for a virtual grant writing workshop designed to help UM instructors and graduate students navigate the resources and opportunities offered through the University.  Hear from several key partners and ask them your questions!  Presenters include:
  • Maria Stampino, College of Arts & Sciences Dean's Office
  • Joanna Johnson, Department of English
  • Erin Kobetz, Development and Strategy Office
  • Tracy Erlich, Office of Research Administration and IBIS Research 
Please register here by Monday, August 24th.  Registrants will then receive the zoom meeting link on the morning of August 28th. 

Virtual Panel: "Careers in Secondary Education"

Wednesday, November 4th
4:00pm to 5:30pm

In an effort to assist graduate students and early career professionals who are considering alternatives to the professoriate, the Center is pleased to offer a virtual panel featuring PhD's who have found success in secondary education positions. Attendees are encouraged to come prepared with questions.  Panelists include:
  • Dr, Joseph Mendes: English Instructor and Varsity Wrestling Coach, St. Andrew's School
  • Dr. Corinne Lhermitte: French Instructor, International Studies Preparatory Academy
  • Dr. Jacqueline Grant: History Instrucrot, Gulliver Preparatory 


Please register here by Monday, November 2nd.  Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the link to join the webinar. 


Gisela Fosado:

"Publishing Your Book: Advice from an Editor"


Due to travel restrictions, this event is being rescheduled for Spring 2021.  Please check back for updates. 

Navigating the publishing world can feel daunting, particularly in an environment where presses face an ever-shrinking monograph market and are continually adjusting their publishing programs to stay solvent.  In light of these challenges, Dr. Gisela Fosado’s workshop will cover topics such as how to shape your project to broaden its readership, navigate the world of academic publishing, understand an editor's role, prepare for and get the most out of the peer review process, and help make your book a success once it's published.  Faculty and students planning to publish their research are encouraged to attend!  Please register by March 20.  


Gisela Fosado is an Editor at Duke University Press and publishes books in a wide range of areas in the humanities and social sciences, including anthropology, sociology, American and Atlantic World history, gender and sexuality studies, race and ethnicity, African American and Africana studies, environmental studies, and Latin American and Latinx Studies. She works with authors writing scholarly books, as well as those for general readerships, and is particularly interested in books that foreground marginalized perspectives, adopt an intersectional approach, and contribute to our understanding of social movements and inequality.