The Georgia Historical Society announces its upcoming NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, entitled “The American Civil War at 150: New Approaches.” GHS will offer a four-week session from June 6 - July 2, 2010. An NEH Seminar includes 16 participants (which includes two graduate students) working in collaboration with leading scholars. Participants will have access to a major library collection, with time reserved to pursue individual research and study projects. The Seminar is free of charge and participants will receive a $3,300 stipend to help cover expenses . This seminar is part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ We the People initiative and is designed primarily for teachers of American undergraduate students. Please note that two Seminar spaces are reserved exclusively for graduate students, who are strongly encouraged to apply.
“The American Civil War at 150: New Approaches” will engage college and university teachers in four weeks of rigorous study to include intensive readings of primary and secondary sources, discussion sessions, guest lectures, and site visits to Sapelo Island, Ebenezer Creek, and Fort Pulaski. Together we'll read and discuss new scholarship on the War and will carry out individual research projects using the extensive holdings of the Georgia Historical Society’s Library and Archives.
Many of the issues that divided the Civil War generation – race in American society, the growth and scope of federal authority, states rights vs. centralized power, the role of minorities in American life – are still critical to civic life in our own day. As the national sesquicentennial commemoration of the Civil War approaches in 2011, a greater understanding of these issues will be more important than ever. We hope that your participation in this seminar will enhance the level of instruction about this critical period in American history in college classrooms around the country and thereby engage students to think critically about contemporary problems and conflicts.
For more information about this NEH Seminar, please visit the Georgia Historical Society’s website at www.georgiahistory.com and follow the NEH link, or contact the Program Coordinator, Charles Snyder, by phone at 912.651.2125 x.40, or by e-mail at email@example.com. The applications must be postmarked by March 2, 2010.
Please forward this e-mail to any colleagues you think might be interested in the program.
Project funding provided by: The National Endowment for the Humanities and NEH’s We The People
Charles Douglas Snyder
Georgia Historical Society
501 Whitaker Street
Savannah, GA 31401
912.651.2125, ext. 40
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