SUNY Fredonia Scholars Invited to Participate:
Multidisciplinary Research and Writing Colloquium
During the 2013-2014 academic year, scholars from across the university will meet regularly to share work centered around the topic of "place.” In this colloquium “place” will be broadly defined to include, but not be limited to: geographical, institutional, cultural, social, psychological, political, and learning spaces. The colloquium will serve as a forum, in which research at all stages of development, and from all academic disciplines, is welcome for discussion.
Participants are invited to workshop project ideas and writing in-progress. The colloquium will be a place where the participants can make connections, recognizing common methods and differences across disciplines. Prior to each meeting, one of the participants will be asked to circulate a work-in-progress, as well as a short piece from their discipline that helps shape or illuminate their understanding of place. At the meetings, the featured researcher will give a brief introduction to the works and then the group will discuss the pieces. Colloquium topics from previous years include: Collective Memory and Education.
If you are interested in participating, please fill out the brief Application Form by Monday, September 16th at 4:00 pm. Feel free to apply even if the idea for your work is still in the formative stages of development. The group will meet during the Fall/Spring 2013-2014 semesters. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Emily.Straus@fredonia.edu.
About the facilitator: Emily Straus is an associate professor of history. Her book Death of a Suburban Dream: Race and Schools in Compton, California will be released in April 2014 as part of the University of Pennsylvania Press’s Politics and Culture in Modern America series. Her new project centers on Houston, Texas, and the business and politics of school reform.