National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2012 Workshops
June 3-9 and June 17-23
No--we don't have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you, but we do have a bridge and other historic landmarks along the Brooklyn waterfront that we would like to show you. We invite you to apply for a weeklong National Endowments for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Community College Faculty, Along the Shore: The Landmarks of Brooklyn's Industrial Waterfront. The workshop will combine discussions and presentations, introductions to and use of primary source materials, media presentations, site visits consisting of walking, bus, and boat tours and media laboratory workshops. We will offer the workshop twice: June 3-9 and June 17-23.
If you come, you will explore the changes and preservation efforts that have come to the landmarks along Brooklyn's industrial waterfront, declared one of Americas eleven most endangered historic places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2007. You will also explore the nature and meaning of different types of landmarks along the waterfront and document and interpret specific landmarks using a range of digital media that will bring these landmarks alive for you and perhaps revolutionize your understanding of the term landmark.
The application deadline is March 1, 2012.
Participants will receive a stipend to assist with travel, food and housing. Please visit our website for more information: www.citytech.cuny.edu/alongtheshore
Richard E. Hanley, Director
Shelley E. Smith, Assistant Director
New York City College of Technology
The City University of New York
300 Jay Street , Brooklyn NY 11201
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