The National Endowment for the Humanities and Northeastern University are pleased to announce two Landmarks in American History and Culture workshops on the topic, "The American Lyceum: The Oratory of Idealism, Opportunity, and Abolition." The workshops will take place from May 22-28 and from May 29-June 4. The workshops are open to all community college faculty and staff. An award of $1,200 will be paid to all those chosen to participate. NEH Summer Scholars will travel to four historic sites in Massachusetts: Millbury, Worcester, Concord, and Salem, where prominent historians and rhetoricians will help them understand the role of the Lyceum and other public lecturing circuits during the mid-19th century, and where notable actors will portray the oratory of historic figures such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Lucy Stone, Abbey Kelley Foster, Frederick Douglass, Edward Everett, and others. For further information this workshop and for application instructions please go to our website, www.americanlyceum.neu.edu. You may also contact the Director, Professor Richard A. Katula at R.Katula@neu.edu or by calling 617 373 5040. The workshops promise to be an unforgettable educational experience. Note: The National Endowment for the Humanities is not responsible for the content of this announcement.
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