Upcoming Events & Announcements
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C21 Fall Calendar
Our Fall 2014 Calendar of Events is now posted.

Visting scholars for the semester will address the theme of Humanties Futures. A few of our scheduled speakers include noted theorist Wendy Brown (UC-Berkeley); D. Fox Harrell, from MIT's Computer Science and Artifical Intelligence Lab; and Paul Jay (Loyola University Chicago), on the "crisis" in the humanities.

On a related note, we'll also be holding a symposium on how the digital humanities should be accounted for in the academy.

Moreover, we'll be hosting a presentation by the MLA Subconference Organizing Committee, a group of graduate students and adjunct faculty in the humanities who are interested in alternative professional, social, and political possibilities.

Details about events will be added as they become available. We look forward to seeing you at our events this fall!

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Mellon IGHERT Awards Announced
We are very pleased to announce the recipients of the Integrative Graduate Humanities Research Education and Training (IGHERT) dissertation fellowships and faculty research/mentoring awards.

UWM graduate students Lara Ghisleni (Anthropology) and Ashkan Rezvani Naraghi (Urban Studies) have been awarded multi-year dissertation fellowships, and will be joined in the three-year interdisciplinary, international pilot program by UWM faculty mentors Aneesh Aneesh (Sociology) and Kennan Ferguson (Political Science).

These awards are made possible with the support of the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and are funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.   Details about IGHERT

Congratulations to both grad students and faculty!

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C21 Transdisciplinary Challenge Awardees, 2014-15
We are excited to announce the recipients of our Transdisciplinary Challenge Awards. For the 2014-15 academic year, we are funding two research projects and one semester-long symposium for ten UWM faculty. Our deepest thanks to the Chancellor's Office and The Graduate School for supporting this initiative.

Catalyzing Transdisciplinarity: Cancer-Obesity Comorbidity as a Wicked Problem in Urban Milwaukee
S. Scott Graham (English), Amy Harley (School of Public Health, Center for Urban Population Health), Sang-Yeon Kim (Communication), Joan Neuner (Medical College of Wisconsin)

Transforming Justice: Rethinking the Politics of Security, Mass Incarceration, and Community Health
Anne Bonds (Geography), Lorraine Halinka Malcoe (Public Health), Jenna Loyd (Public Health), Jenny Plevin (Film), Robert S. Smith (History)

Trandisciplinary Challenge Seminar: LANGUAGE
Marcus Bullock (English, emeritus), Nicholas Fleischer (Linguistics), Sabine Heuer (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Michael Liston (Philosophy), Margaret Noodin (English; American Indian Studies), Bernard Perley (Anthropology), Anne Pycha (Linguistics), Amanda Schoofs (Music), Robert Schwartz (Philosophy), Jae Yung Song (Communication Sciences and Disorders; Linguistics)

Congratulations to all!

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C21 is very happy to announce the following UWM fellows for 2014-15:

Jason Puskar (English), Elana Levine (JAMS), Ivan Ascher (Political Science), Tasha Oren (English), Joe Austin (History), Nigel Rothfels (Office of Undergraduate Research), and Stuart Moulthrop (English).

Joining these UWM fellows will be UW System fellow Mark Vareschi (English, UW-Madison) and the Provost's Post-Doctoral fellow Gloria Kim (PhD, Visual and Cultural Studies, University of Rochester).

We're also quite excited that two visiting scholars will be with us for the year. Andrew Kahrl (History, African American and African Studies, University of Virginia) will be spending one of his Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowship years with us. The Ryskamp fellowship is supported by the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS). Also joining us is José Carlos Messias Santos Franco from the Graduate School of Communication, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, who's here on a Fulbright scholarship.

C21 fellows are chosen through a yearly competition and their work coincides with our annual theme; for 2014-15 our theme is Humanities Futures. Fellows participate in bi-weekly seminars, present their work publicly, and are actively engaged with C21's public programming for the year. Over the summer we will posting information about their research projects on Facebook and our website.

Congratulations to all!
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