Summer Teachers (K-12) Institute for 2005 at the University of Dayton (June 20-25, 2005)
--Sponsored by the Ohio Humanities Council and the University of Dayton
--2 graduate credits through the University of Dayton School of Education and Allied Professions
--Cost, $200; deadline for application May 30, 2005
The Institute will examine the historical, cultural and artistic developments that have guided Mexico from the Pre-Columbian age, through the European encounter and colony, to the period of Independence, and finally into the modern era. In the process the Institute will examine the identity of the Mexican people and their culture, neither Indian not European but a syncretic hybrid, one which deeply affected and continues to affect Mexican thought, art, architecture, music, and literature. The integrated study of Mexican culture will be achieved through the examination of primary sources and modern scholarship, and will be complemented by exposure to masterpieces of Mexican art, whether they be 2000 years old, products of the Spanish colonial Baroque, or modern murals by some of the most renown artist in the world. Participants will read some of the masterpieces of Mexican literature, will examine classical, popular and folk music and dance, as well as ancient folkloric ceremonies.
The Institute will accept school teachers, K-12, for the study of Mexican history, art and music. The principal goals of the Institute are to engage teachers and deepen their understanding of the humanities through reading, discussion, reflection, and writing in a manner that will help extend and sustain their intellectual development, thus strengthening and enhancing humanities learning and teaching throughout the State of Ohio.
More information and application materials at the following web address.
You may also contact Prof. Mark Brill at the email below.
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