“Roots: Researching the African Dimensions of the History and Cultures of the Americas (Through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade),” a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College and University Teachers, will be held at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, Charlottesville, Virginia, from June 4 through July 13, 2007 (6 weeks). The director of the seminar is Joseph C. Miller (T. Cary Johnson, Jr. Professor of History at the University of Virginia). Participants will include 15 scholars from all over the United States with research projects involving early Atlantic history, literature, or culture up to and including the early nineteenth century – from professional backgrounds in North America, the Caribbean, the central and southern Americas (the Spanish colonies, as well as Brazil), and Africa (western and central) – at least. This seminar will build on highly successful predecessors dating back to 1998.
Participants will receive a stipend of $4,200, intended to contribute to travel and living expenses, books, and other research expenses, for the 6-week period.
Completed applications must be post marked no later than March 1, 2007; all applicants will be informed of the decision of a selection committee by April 1, and invited participants will have until April 15 to notify the director of their acceptance as a participant in the seminar.
For further information, consult the "Roots" website (http://www.virginiafoundation.org/roots/) or write Lucy Dunderdale (firstname.lastname@example.org). For further information, contact the director at 434-924-6395.
c/o Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
145 Ednam Drive
Charlottesville VA 22903
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