This July, the National Endowment for the Humanities is partnering with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Alpena Community College to host a dynamic workshop for 50 community college faculty and administrators from across the nation. The workshop centers on one of the most important and well-preserved collections of historic shipwrecks and associated maritime landscapes in America.
This challenging and exciting workshop offers hands-on contact with history above and below the water's surface. Dynamic week-long explorations will take participants to museums and archives, lighthouses, beaches, industrial waterfronts, and to the shipwrecks themselves. Workshop guides are an experienced team of historians, archaeolgogists, and educators who study, manage, and interpret this nationally significant collection of shipwrecks and landscapes.
Faculty in US history, western civilization, world history, political science, anthropology, archaeology, literature, fine arts, other humanities-related disciplines, as well as scientific and technological fields are encouraged to apply. Adjunct faculty are eligible, as are librarians, administrators, and other appropriate staff members.
Although no scuba diving or swimming is required, every participant will have on site experience studying Great Lakes shipwrecks.
Application deadline is March 1, 2011.
Workshop Dates: July 17-23, 2011 and July 24-30, 2011
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