The Community College Humanities Association in cooperation with the White House Historical Association and the United States Capitol Historical Society announces a summer experiential program entitled Survey Courses Project: Workshops in American History and Culture. This workshop will provide college and university faculty members an intensive learning experience that will enable them to gain immediately fresh insights and rich content to enhance their survey courses and scholarship.
The first workshop entitled From the American Revolution to the American Jubilee 1776-1826 is scheduled for June 22-27, 2014 in Washington, D.C. Participants will hear presentations and interact with exceptional scholars of the Revolution and Early Republic at key historical and cultural institutions in Washington, D.C. so as to infuse their survey courses with insights into recent scholarship surrounding this period of American history. Moreover, it will feature research opportunities at the Library of Congress.
Some of the exemplary scholars and specialists for the Survey Courses Project include:
Peter Onuf, author of Jefferson's Empire: The Language of American Nationhood
Fergus Bordewich, author of Washington: The Making of the American Capital
Pamela Scott, author of Temple of Liberty: Building the Capitol for a New Nation
William Seale, author of The White House: The History of an American Idea
William Bushong, author of Inside the White House
Elizabeth Dowling Taylor, author of the A Slave In The White House
William Allman, White House Curator
Julie Miller, Historian, Early America, Library of Congress
Dorothy Moss, Historian and Assistant Curator, Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Steve Livengood, US Capitol Historical Society’s Chief Capitol Guide
The Nuts and Bolts:
Time: The 2014 Workshop will be held June 22-27.
Place: The Library of Congress, White House Historical Association, US Capitol Historical Society, The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery, and other significant historical sites.
Registration Fee: $799 which will include all of the workshop’s programming.
Deadline for Registration: May 1, 2014.
Housing: Low-cost apartment housing is arranged at George Washington University at approximately $50 per night per person.
Please note that meals and travel to/from Washington, D.C. are not included in the workshop fee.
Download the Registration Form from the Community College Humanities Association’s website at www.ccha-assoc.org
Dr. Paul Benson
Project Director, Survey Courses Project
c/o Mountain View College
4849 West Illinois
Dallas, Texas 75211
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