at the Library of Congress Application Deadline: May 16, 2007 CCHA has been awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to sponsor a research project at the Library of Congress for community college faculty. George Scheper (Community College of Baltimore County) is project director and David A. Berry (Essex County College) is project manager.
This is a major professional development opportunity for a competitively selected group of ten community college scholars in the humanities to pursue guided individual research, on a topic related to American cities, for twenty-three days at the Library of Congress, spaced over three sessions in residence in Washington, D.C. The dates of residency are June 3- 15, 2007, January 13- 18, 2008 and June 1- 6, 2008. In return for full participation in all sessions of the Institute, each participant will receive double occupancy lodging for twenty-four nights in Washington, D.C. at the Carlyle Suites Hotel near Dupont Circle, an honorarium of $500 upon successful completion of the project, and up to $200 toward transportation expenses.
Selected faculty will be able to conduct their research using the full facilities of the Library of Congress, with active guidance from a facilitator from the Office of Scholarly Programs and other professional Library staff representing the various collections. In addition, visiting scholars Mary Ryan (Johns Hopkins University), Tom Bender (New York University) and Clement Price (Rutgers University- Newark) will offer seminars to the group at the Library, and John Lawlor (Reading Area Community College) will serve as a mentor. Publishable papers resulting from the project will appear in a special issue of The Community College Humanities Review edited by project director George Scheper and general editor Ned Wilson.
HOW TO APPLY:
Faculty from community colleges interested in applying for the "American Cities and Public Spaces" Research Institute should write or call project manager David A. Berry at the address or phone number below:
David A. Berry, Executive Director
Community College Humanities Association
c/o Essex County College
303 University Ave., Newark, NJ 07102-17998
Tel: (973) 877-3577, Fax: (973) 877-3578
Information and an Application Packet will also be posted on the CCHA website:
< www.ccha-assoc.org >
Application Deadline: May 16, 2007 American Cities and Public Spaces: 2007- 2008
[For readings for individual seminars, see Institute Daily Schedule.]
Bender, Tom. The Unfinished City: New York and the Metropolitan Idea. NY: New Press, 2002.
Boyer, M. Christine. The City of Collective Memory. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1994.
Jacobs, Jane. The Death and Life of Great American Cities. NY: Vintage, 1961; 1992.
Mumford, Lewis. The City in History. NY: Harvest,1968.
Rybczynski, Witold. City Life: Urban Expectations in a New World, NY: Scribner, 1995.
Ryan, Mary, Civic Wars: Democracy and Public Life in the City during the Nineteenth Century. Univ of California, 1997.
Supplementary Recommended Bibliography
Agnew, John and John Mercer, and David Sopher, eds. The City in Cultural Context. Boston: Allen & Unwin, 1984.
Bender, Thomas and Carl Schorske, eds. Budapest and New York: Studies in Metropolitan Transformation, 1870-1930. New York: Russell Sage, 1994.
Bender, Thomas. Toward an Urban Vision: Ideas and Institutions in Nineteenth-century America. 1975.
Benjamin, Walter. Illuminations. Tr. Harry Zohn. NY: Schocken Books, 1969.
Boyer, M. Christine. Manhattan Manners. Architecture and Style 1850-1900. New York: Rizzoli, 1985.
Burrows, Edwin G. and Mike Wallace. Gotham. NY: Oxford, 1999.
Castells, Manuel. The City and the Grassroots. A Cross-cultural Theory of Urban Social Movements. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1983.
Castells, Manuel. The Informational City. Oxford: Blackwell, 1989.
Davis, Mike. City of Quartz/ Excavating the Future in Los Angeles. Random/Vintage, 1992.
Hall, Peter. Cities in Civilzation. New York: Pantheon, 1998.
Hayden, Dolores. The Power of Place. Urban Landscapes as Public History. Cambridge: MIT Press, 1995.
Kunstler, James Howard. The City in Mind/ Notes on the Urban Condition. NY: Free Press, 2001.
Liggett, Helen and David Perry, eds. Spatial Practices. Critical Explorations in Social/Spatial Theory. London: Sage, 1995.
Morse, Richard and Jorge Hardoy, eds. Rethinking the Latin American City. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1992.
Olsen, Donald. The City as a Work of Art: London, Paris, Vienna. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986.
Rykwert, Joseph. The Seduction of Place: the City in the Twenty-First Century. NY: Vintage, 2000.
Tuan, Yi-Fu. Cosmos and Hearth. Space and Place: the Perspective of Experience. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1977.
Wheatley, Paul. “The Concept of Urbanism.,” in Man, Settlement, and Urbanism, ed. Peter Ucko, Ruth Tringham and G. W. Dimbley. Cambridge: Schenkman, 1972.