The Georgia Historical Society announces its upcoming Landmarks in American History and Culture Workshop for Community College Faculty, entitled “African-American History & Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry: Savannah & The Coastal Islands, 1750-1950.” Two week-long workshop sessions are available, the first from July 13-18, 2008, and the second from July 20-25, 2008. The workshops are free of charge and participants will receive a $500 stipend for lodging and travel. These workshops are part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ We the People initiative. Full-time and adjunct Community College Humanities faculty may apply.
Through a combination of course readings, scholarly lectures, landmark site visits (to Sapelo Island, Ossabaw Island, and other Historic Savannah Landmark District sites), community presentations, guided tours, and research at GHS’s Library and Archives, participants will be engaged in a scholarly dialogue focused on examining the centrality of place in the urban and rural African-American experience in Georgia’s Lowcountry and the larger Atlantic world.
For more information about workshop objectives and activities, please visit the Georgia Historical Society’s website at www.georgiahistory.com and follow the Landmarks link, or contact the Program Assistant, Charles Snyder, by phone at 912.651.2125 x.40, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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