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National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Educators at Bard Graduate Center, New York City (July 3–28, 2017)
Call for Applicants: Bard Graduate Center will host this four-week Institute on American material culture. Our case study is New York City and its immediate environs, focusing on the nineteenth century, when the city emerged as a national center for fashioning cultural commodities and promoting consumer tastes. Institute participants will study significant texts in material-culture scholarship and explore avenues for innovative pedagogy. Visits to rich collections in and around New York City will feature hands-on artifact study with experts in the field. The program also offers opportunities for participants to advance their own projects and workshop their current research with colleagues and senior scholars.
We encourage scholars from any field who are interested in material culture, regardless of disciplinary, regional, or chronological specialization, to apply. Application materials and other information about Institute content, eligibility, stipends, housing, etc. is available at: http://www.bgc.bard.edu/neh-institute.
The application deadline is March 1, 2017.
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:
Matthew Babcock, History, University of North Texas at Dallas
Tracy L. Brown, Anthropology, Central Michigan University
Colin Gordon Calloway, Native American Studies, Dartmouth University
Pekka Hämäläinen, Oxford Centre for Research in US History
Michael E. Harkin, Anthropology, University of Wyoming
Sergie Kan, Anthropology and Native American Studies, Dartmouth University
Amy Lonetree, Humanities/ History, University of California Santa Cruz
Michael McDonnell, History, University of Sydney
Gregory Smithers, History, Virginia Commonwealth University
Michael Witgen (Red Cliff Ojibwe), American Culture & History, University of Michigan
The stipend for a three-week NEH Institute is $2,700. In the case of the “Native Grounds” Institute we have prearranged lodging for 20 nights at the Capitol Hill Hotel (CHH), adjacent to the Library of Congress; for those opting to accept our collegial arrangements at CHH, participants will receive lodging in very spacious double suites, with full kitchen facilities, daily breakfast, and complimentary wine-hour on weekdays, plus a remaining cash stipend of $650 to help defray costs of travel and meals. For additional information visit our website at NativeGrounds2017.com or you may also contact Project Co-Directors Dr. Laraine Fletcher, [email protected], or Dr. George Scheper, [email protected]; or Project Manager Andrew Rusnak, [email protected] .
Application Deadline: March 1, 2017