NEH INSTITUTE ON REGIONAL STUDY, THE LIBERAL ARTS, AND APPALACHIA
How would you like to spend June with twenty-four colleagues from across the country exchanging ideas about using regional material in your classes? Would you enjoy discussing Appalachian issues with top scholars in the field as they relate these issues to cross-regional, national, and international concerns? Would you be even more interested if a $3000 stipend were attached? If so, read on.
From June 5 – 30, 2006, Ferrum College will be hosting its third National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute for college and university teachers, this year on the topic “Regional Study and the Liberal Arts: An Appalachian Exemplar.” You will find details and application materials on our website. Dwight Billings, Cece Conway, Richard Couto, Denise Giardina, Patricia Johnson, Frank Kilgore, George Loveland, Susan Mead, Roddy Moore, Vaughan Webb, David Whisnant, and Daniel Woods will be the main faculty. The director is Peter Crow, Williams Professor of Humanities at Ferrum College . Ferrum College is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, about thirty miles south of Roanoke.
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