The application deadline for Roots of the Arab Spring: Understanding the Historical Context for the Arab Uprisings -- an NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers – has been extended to Monday, March 25. For all the details, including application instructions, please visit: http://arabspring.ucdavis.edu/.
The Institute will be held on the University of California, Davis campus from July 15 through August 2, 2013. A $2,700 stipend will help to offset travel and living expenses. Teachers will work closely with an interdisciplinary team of scholars and develop their own curriculum projects. Over the course of three weeks, Institute Director and historian Omnia El Shakry will lead NEH Summer Scholars in an investigation of the historical, social, economic, and cultural dimensions of the so-called Arab Spring, the revolutionary wave of protests and uprisings sweeping through the Arab World, which began with Tunisia in December of 2010. The concept of an “Arab Spring” offers a unique prism through which to understand historical and contemporary forces shaping the modern Middle East. We will grapple with the historical significance of the revolutions in Egypt, Tunisia, and Syria within the larger context of modern revolutions and uprisings against entrenched regimes. NEH Summer Scholars will leave the institute equipped with knowledge and resources for planning instruction and engaging students in discussions about democracy and the nature of civic participation at home and abroad.
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