The Georgia Historical Society announces its upcoming NEH Landmarks of 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 identical week-long workshop sessions are available, the first from June 12-18, 2011, and the second from June 19-25, 2011. The workshops are free of charge and participants will receive a $1200 stipend to offset expenses. These workshops are part of the National Endowment for the Humanities' We the People initiative. Full-time, part time, and adjunct community college humanities faculty may apply. Applications must be postmarked by March 1, 2011.
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 Landmarks website at ghslandmarks.wordpress.com, or contact the Program Coordinator, Charles Snyder, by phone at 912.651.2125 x.40, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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