Online Open Sessions
Online Open Sessions welcome college and university instructors to make a thematic selection of objects from our Collection and from our research, exhibition, publication, and public program projects in relation to the guiding questions of their course, and to lead their class around it. We consider our Collection an active resource that invites interrogation, inspection, and debate from many perspectives. Online Open Sessions increase access to our Open Sessions program by making it available virtually and internationally.
We particularly encourage proposals for Online Open Sessions from instructors teaching classes with topics related to race and social justice, environmental racism, and settler colonialism; that address geographies that include sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia; and that originate from institutions outside of North America and Western Europe. We also welcome applications from sessional faculty.
For Winter/Spring 2021, Online Open Sessions are available Mondays through Fridays, and can last up to 1.5 hours. Typically, about fifteen objects can be included in one session, though this is dependent upon material type and condition. We will do our best to accommodate a diversity of time zones.
To request an Online Open Session, please send the following materials to firstname.lastname@example.org: a 200-word description of your proposed session, two or more sample objects selected through our Collection search, your preferred week for the session to take place between 16 February and 28 May 2021, and your class syllabus.
Because of new public health rules, the deadline to send a request for a Winter/Spring 2021 Online Open Session has been extended and may change further. The current deadline is 18 January 2021, and we will reply by 25 January 2021. Thank you for your understanding.
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