Out of Many: Religious Pluralism in America
A NEH Bridging Cultures at Community Colleges Program
Newberry Library, Chicago Illinois
Spring 2012 – Fall 2013
The Newberry Library invites applications from teams of 2–4 faculty members with sponsoring administrators from the same community college campus or system to participate in a year-long program focused on curriculum development. On June 25–29, 2012, selected faculty will meet at the Newberry to participate in seminars with prominent scholars of American religion, and conduct research in the library’s collections with the goal of designing new courses or modifying existing curriculum to integrate the study of American religious pluralism. Over the course of the 2012–13 academic year, faculty will implement this new material into their humanities courses and discuss their teaching experiences on a project blog. Through this virtual community, participating faculty will continue to explore religious pluralism through readings and discussions, post reflections on their teaching
experiences, and receive support from project scholars and staff on teaching religious history in diverse classrooms. On June 26–28, 2013, participating faculty will return to the Newberry, along with their sponsoring administrators, to continue research, discuss potential campus programming on religious pluralism, and advise in the creation of a permanent project website to host course materials. The program’s scholars include Martin Marty (University of Chicago), Diana Eck (Harvard University), Tisa Wenger (Yale University), Kevin Schultz (University of Illinois-Chicago), and Aziz Huq (University of Chicago Law School). The project’s directors are Daniel Greene and Chris Cantwell of the Newberry Library.
Applications from faculty teams are due March 23, 2012, and should be emailed as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information contact:
Chris Cantwell, Scholl Center, Newberry Library
email@example.com | (312) 255-3541
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