The National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks in American History and Culture announces a Workshop for Community College faculty:
The American Lyceum: The Oratory of Idealism, Opportunity, and Abolition
The Workshop will be held from May 20-26 and again from May 27-June 2, at the host institution of Northeastern University in Boston.
25 participants will be invited to each workshop. Housing will be available on the beautiful campus of Northeastern University. A stipend of $500 is available plus some available funding for travel.
Participants will travel to historic Lyceum sites such as Mechanics Hall in Worcester, the First Parish Church and the Masonic Temple Lodge in Concord, the Asa Waters mansion in Millbury, and the Lyceum Hall in Salem, to hear lectures on great orators such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Wendell Phillips, Lucy Stone, the Grimke Sisters, Frederick Douglass, and Edward Everett. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the way in which key issues of the day were addressed at Lyceum programs, and also hear presentations of Lyceum oratory by professional interpreters. The goal of the workshops is to provide community college instructors with a thorough understanding of the Lyceum and its role in the making and shaping of public culture. These workshops promise to be an unforgettable experience.
For more information and for instructions on applying, please visit the Lyceum website: www.americanlyceum.neu.edu and download the Director’s Letter and the NEH Application Instructions. Please note that the application deadline is March 15th, 2007.
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