Faculty are invited to apply for a four-week National Endowment for the Humanities Seminar on Early American Microhistories that will be led by Professor Richard D. Brown, and will meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, June 6-June 30, 2005. Visiting faculty: Irene Quenzler Brown, John Demos, Robert A. Gross, and Gordon S. Wood.
The seminar invites participation by 15 humanists in several fields. It seeks to enlarge and enrich their understanding and use of microhistory in research and teaching. By reading and discussing a variety of studies, participants will assess the advantages of different approaches to narrative. Richard Brown and the visiting faculty will lead the seminar in considering how to select and conceptualize a subject, the choice of appropriate research techniques, and the creation of a narrative strategy.
The seminar will closely examine one study, drawn from the Browns’ work, going from actual primary sources, to outlining and conceptualizing chapters, to narrative approach and selection of illustrations. Participants will develop and report to the seminar on their own individual projects, either original research or the use of microhistory in teaching.
The stipend for participants is $3,000 and is intended to cover costs of travel, food, and lodging.
Applications must be postmarked no later than March 1, 2005. For more information, visit the web address provided below.
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