Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

2/1/2022 - 1/31/2024

Funding Totals

$145,258.00 (approved)
$145,258.00 (awarded)

Not Your Grandfather’s Art History: A BIPOC Reader

FAIN: AE-284483-22

Connecticut Board of Regents of Higher Education (Manchester, CT 06040-6449)
Olivia Chiang (Project Director: May 2021 to present)

A two-year resource development project that would result in a digital reader for introductory courses in global art history.

Manchester Community College seeks to create an academic art history Reader authored primarily by scholars of Color which features analytical essays devoted to the art, culture, and historical perspectives of traditionally marginalized communities. The Reader will highlight the scholarship of authors who identify as BIPOC, and also properly and adequately compensate them for their work. Each essay will be an object-focused and thesis-driven analytical paper that is tailored to an introductory/community college audience. The goal of the Reader is to provide our students with increased representation in the voices and images they are exposed to in the classroom and to introduce them to excellent examples of writing to inform their own learning in an accessible format. The Reader will be hosted on, a leader in open-educational art history resources, and will always be a free and open-access resource for our students, faculty, and the general public.