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Call for Submissions to The Aleph: a journal of global perspectives

Get Published! Call for Submissions to The Aleph:
a journal of global perspectives, Volume XIV, 2017

The Aleph, a yearly literary/artistic journal published by the Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Union College Partnership for Global Education, is seeking submissions for our next issue. The journal showcases the photography, artwork, poetry, and prose produced by students who have studied abroad and international students on our campuses. In providing a creative space for students to share their cross-cultural experiences, The Aleph encourages them to continue to reflect on and process those experiences. For the reader, the journal offers insight into the ways in which students engage with local communities while abroad and how their encounters with different peoples and cultures have shaped their view of the world.

Editorial Philosophy: The journal takes its name from the 1945 short story “The Aleph” from the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges. The Aleph, according to Borges, is a mythical point in space from which all things, and the relationships between them, can be seen and understood.
The journal is intended to illustrate the wealth of experiences our students have abroad, crossing borders and cultures, navigating societies different from their own in which they are exposed to new values and perspectives. In a world where cross-cultural understanding is increasingly important, The Aleph provides a space where critical dialogue and reflection can occur.

>>For the upcoming issue, the journal will be opening its call for submissions to students across the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium, which includes Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, and Union College.

Who Can Submit: Students who are currently matriculated at one of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium member schools are eligible to submit to The Aleph.

Acceptable Genres: The Aleph accepts photography, artwork, and a wide variety of written work (essays, short stories, journals, reflective prose, poetry). Submissions using different mediums (e.g. video or web media) may be considered for on-line publication.

Submission Deadline: The deadline for this year's submissions has been extended through July 2017 - in other words, we are still accepting submissions in July!  Works that are received after the deadline in August will be considered for publication in the following academic year.

For more information, or to submit your work for consideration online, please go to the following URL:

7th Annual NY6 Upstate Undergraduate Research Conference

Save the date!  The Seventh Annual NY6 Upstate Undergraduate Research Conference is scheduled for Saturday, September 23, 2017.  This year the conference will be hosted by Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY.  

The aim of the conference is to provide undergraduate students with the opportunity to present their work at a professional meeting without the barriers of high travel and registration fees.  It is also an excellent opportunity for faculty in the area to meet one another, foster collaborations, and share their research.  

Students will have the opportunity to present their research as an oral or poster presentation, and student artistic works will also be exhibited (more details to come).  Students across the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium and other regional schools are invited to participate.  The deadline for submitting abstracts will be in early September.  More details, including the registration form, will be announced shortly.  

This event is co-sponsored by the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium and Skidmore College.  For more information, please contact Amy Cronin or Bob Turner.  

Read the NY6 June 2017 Newsletter!

Catch up on what's happening in the New York Six by reading the June newsletter. If you have items to include in future issues, please send them to Amy Cronin at