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Announcing Another Great NEH Summer Institute Opportunity

The following is posted on behalf of NEH and CUNY:

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university faculty in July 2020 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath.  Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2020.

The Institute will focus on the era’s array of visual media–including the fine arts, ephemera, and photography–to examine how information and opinion about the war were recorded and disseminated, and the ways visual media expressed and shaped Americans’ understanding on both sides of the conflict.  Guided by a team of three faculty that represents the range of work in the field, Institute participants will hear daily lectures and presentations by noted historians, art historians, and archivists; and take part in hands-on sessions in significant museums and archival collections. These Institute activities will introduce participants to the rich body of scholarship that addresses or incorporates Civil War era visual culture, encourage them to explore avenues for further research in the field, and assist them in developing their own research and/or teaching projects. Reading assignments preceding and during the Institute will prepare participants for full engagement in the Institute¹s discussions and activities. And time will be provided to prepare individual projects, undertake research at local archives, and meet with the three principal institute faculty members as well as guest speakers.

The institute will meet from July 6 to July 17, 2020 at the CUNY Graduate Center (34th Street and Fifth Avenue) and other archival and museum sites around the city, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New-York Historical Society, and New York Public Library. Faculty and visiting speakers include: Jermaine Archer, Amanda Bellows, Louise Bernard, Michele Bogart, Joshua Brown, Sarah Burns, Gregory Downs, Matthew Fox-Amato, Amanda Frisken, Lauren Hewes, Dominique Jean-Louis, Barbara Krauthamer, Turkiya Lowe, Maurie McInnis, Megan Kate Nelson,  Susan Schulten, Scott Manning Stevens, and Dell Upton.

While scholars and teachers specializing in U.S. history, American Studies, and art history will find the Institute especially attractive, we encourage applicants from any field who are interested in the Civil War era and its visual culture, regardless of your disciplinary interests.  Independent scholars, scholars engaged in museum work or full-time graduate studies are also urged to apply.  You need not have extensive prior knowledge of the Civil War or visual culture or have previously incorporated their study in any of your courses or research. However, your application essay should identify concrete ways in which two weeks of concentration on the topics will enhance your teaching and/or research. In addition, please describe a research or teaching project you will develop during the institute. The ideal institute participant will bring to the group a fresh understanding of the relevance of the topic to their teaching and research.

Full details and application information are available on the ASHP/CML Institute website at http://ashp.cuny.edu/nehinstitute/.  For further information, please contact Institute Director Donna Thompson Ray at dthompson@gc.cuny.edu or 212-817-1963.

Completed applications must be submitted via our online application system or e-mail or postal mail no later than March 1, 2020 (postal mail must be postmarked by March 1).

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NEH Summer Institute: The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers

Announcing a new NEH Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers

An NEH summer seminar titled “The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Poem, Modern Readers” will be held at Yale University in New Haven, CT, from July 9-27, 2018. The deadline for applications is set for March 1, 2018. Interested parties with questions should contact Richard Davis, the program director, at nehgitaseminar@bard.edu. Additionally, further information can be found on the program website, HERE.

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NEH Summer Institute: The Book: Material Histories & Digital Futures

NEH Summer Institute: The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures

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Announcing an NEH Summer Institute in 2018 for College and University Faculty, The Book: Material Histories and Digital Futures. The four-week Institute will take place June 18 to July 13, 2018 at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC). Applications for the Institute are accepted from now until March 1. Successful applicants receive a stipend of $3300, which are intended to defray travel and living costs. For more information about the Institute, housing, logistics, and instructions for application, see our website: slcc.edu/neh. Applicants will be notified of acceptance on March 28.

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NEH Summer Institute: Slavery and the Constitution

NEH Summer Institute: Slavery and the Constitution

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Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

The Institute at a Glance:

Slavery and the Constitution is a scholarship opportunity for twenty-five select faculty participants from two-year community and four-year colleges and universities to enhance their teaching and research by engaging with other scholars from a wide range of disciplines.

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NEH Summer Institute: On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories & the Land

On Native Grounds:

Studies of Native American Histories and the Land

A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute

In residence at the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. June 12-June 30, 2017

“On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories and the Land” is a National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute sponsored by the Community College Humanities Association. It is an opportunity for twenty-two select faculty participants from two-year community and four-year colleges, tribal colleges, and universities, in a humanities discipline, to enhance their teaching and research through a three-week residency at the Library of Congress, and by engaging with prominent scholars in the field of Native American ethnohistory through a rich schedule of interdisciplinary seminars led by the following ten distinguished Visiting Faculty Scholars: Continue reading NEH Summer Institute: On Native Grounds: Studies of Native American Histories & the Land

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We will continue to send further updates and information as it becomes available. In closing, thank you for your continued and valued support for the humanities, the NEH, and CCHA.

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