From Metacom to Tecumseh: Alliances, Conflicts, and Resistance in Native North America
NEH Summer Institute for College & University Teachers
14 June—9 July 2010, The Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois
The Newberry Library’s D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History invites college and university teachers nationwide to apply for its 2010 NEH summer institute, From Metacom to Tecumseh: Alliances, Conflicts, and Resistance in Native North America. This 4-week institute will examine the complex and shifting alliances between various Indian nations of North America and European colonists competing for land and political ascendancy in regions east of the Mississippi between the years 1675 and 1815. The institute led by Scott Manning Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk), Director, D’Arcy McNickle Center, will feature four guest lecturers in American Indian studies, American history, art history, and literature, as well as Newberry staff experts in cartography and American Indian materials in the Ayer Collection. The institute will comprise of lectures, discussions, museum visits, and opportunities for primary research in the library’s rich humanities archive. The 25 participants will be drawn from across academic disciplines and institutions and encouraged to share their expertise and approaches to pedagogy. We will reserve space for 3 advanced graduate students.
Applications are encouraged from teachers of a broad range of disciplines. Full-time college and university teachers working in public, private, and religiously-affiliated institutions in the United States or its territorial possessions are eligible; see the application guidelines for complete eligibility criteria. Successful applicants will receive a stipend of $3,300 to help defray travel and housing expenses.
Visiting faculty will include Prof. Jenny Hale Pulsipher, Brigham Young University; Prof. Stephanie Pratt (Dakota), University of Plymouth; Prof. Jon Parmenter, Cornell University; and Prof. Greg Dowd, University of Michigan.
This seminar is supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, an independent federal agency. The Newberry Library is an independent library for research and reference in the humanities.
Deadline: Completed applications should be submitted to the project director and should be postmarked no later than March 2, 2010
D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
Phone: (312) 255-3564
Fax: (312) 255-3696
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