Monthly Archives: July 2016

Graduate Student Employment Opportunity with NYU Speaking Freely

NYU Speaking Freely is a foreign language coaching program offered to current NYU students and employees, free of charge. Classes are conducted for 10 weeks during the Fall and Spring semesters and meet once a week for 75 minutes.

There is a need for Spanish coaches for the Fall semester. The current instructors are NYU graduate students, and the program offers a unique opportunity for them to develop their teaching skills while working with highly motivated students in an informal setting. The program also provides coaches the opportunity to supplement their income. The pay scale works out to be about $890 per semester. The coaches for Speaking Freely must be registered in a NYU graduate program in the semester that they teach.


Additional information can be found at Interested students should send their resume with a letter of intent to speakingfreely[at]

Please pass on this information to the students in your program.

Thank you for your help and have a great day!

Opportunity for students!

Proposals are accepted annually from Emerging Curators for the Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition. The Emerging Artists Summer Exhibition will be curated by a selected Emerging Curator and will be made up of Emerging Artists. Proposal must show history of at least 3 prior curatorial projects successfully presented to a public audience. 

The selected curator’s exhibition theme will be announced in the open call process for the emerging artists program.  The theme should be relevant to political, social or environmental issues.  Curators must select 50% of their artists from the pool of emerging artists.  The exhibitions must include at least 60% women artists, as part of Smack Mellon’s mission to support women artists. 

Smack Mellon provides curators a stipend and a budget for artists’ stipends. The curator is encouraged to stop by the gallery during gallery hours to look at the space in order to tailor their proposal to the space.

For more information and to apply, click here  !

Nano – The Technology & Arts Festival

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For more information and to apply, click here !

The Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize 2016: Call For Entries

The Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize CALL FOR ENTRIES – 2016

The New York Labor History Association is pleased to announce this Call for Entries for the Second Annual Debra E. Bernhardt Labor Journalism Prize. The deadline for entries is Thursday September 1, 2016.

The Bernhardt Prize is an award of $500 given to an article or series of articles that furthers the understanding of the history of working people. Articles focused on
historical events AND articles about current issues (work, housing, organizing, health, education, and also workers’ organizations and unions) that include historical
context are both welcome.The work should be published – in print or online – in a union or workers’ center publication or by an independent/free-lance journalist. By sponsoring this award they hope to inspire more great writing for a general audience about the history of work, workers, and their organizations. The award is co-sponsored by LaborArts; Metro New York Labor Communications Council; the NYC Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO; and the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at NYU’s Tamiment Library.

The winner will be announced at the Tamiment Library on Thursday October 13, 2016, during a forum about the history of labor journalism. They are guided by the vision of the late Debra E. Bernhardt, who worked in so many different realms to share the hidden histories of working people. As head of the Wagner Labor Archives she reached out to an astonishing number of people and organizations, to document undocumented stories and unrecognized contributions, and to make links between past and present.

The prize will be given to insightful work that contributes to the understanding of labor history; shows creativity; demonstrates excellence in writing; and adheres to the highest journalistic standards of accuracy. The work may be an article or a series of articles, published in a labor or a workers’ center publication or by an independent journalist – in print or online – between September 1, 2015 and August 30, 2016.

TO ENTER send an e-mail before Thursday September 1, 2016 to info[at] with the following information:
Author name
Title of article
Name of publication
URL link to publication if available
Date and place of publication
URL link for article if available.

IF the entry originally appeared in print,send the above mentioned e-mail and also mail six print copies of the article (with a cover sheet) to Labor Arts, 7th Floor, 25 Broadway, New York, NY  10004.   The work should be published between September 1, 2015 and August 30, 2016.  Only one entry per person; publications and subject matter should target the United States and Canada; neither books nor plays are eligible. If you have any questions about the prize please email info[at] or call  212-966-4014 ext. 1703.

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Call for Submissions: NYCDH Graduate Student Digital Humanities Project Award

The NYCDH are pleased to announce their third annual cross-institutional NYCDH digital humanities graduate student project award. All graduate
students attending an institution in New York City and the metropolitan
area are invited to apply by Monday, August 15, 2016.

First prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1000. Two runner-up
positions will receive $500 each. All three winning proposals will have 
the opportunity to receive support from one or more of the many centers
affiliated with NYCDH. Winners will also receive exposure on NYCDH's site and through their social media outlets.

Project proposals can be submitted by individuals or teams. In the case a
team wins, the prize is to be divided among the team members equally. 
NYCDH are accepting proposals for projects in early or mid stages of 

All applications should include a clear description of your project, how it
falls into realm of the digital humanities, a timeline for the project
work, and a transparent, itemized explanation of your funding requirements.
For more details, see the Graduate Student DH Project Award page on their

We encourage prospective applicants to contact NYCDH to talk about your
proposal before you submit. To set up an appointment, send them an email at

Proposals will be judged by a committee selected from the NYCDH Steering
Committee. The winners will be chosen based on their intellectual
contribution, innovative use of technology, and the clarity of their work

To learn more, visit the award information page: