Monday, January 9, 2017

NEH Summer Programs for Teachers

It's never too early to think about summer! Check out these great NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators, tuition-free opportunities for educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs. And, I'll let you in on a secret--programs directors are generally looking for "geographic diversity" when they award spots, so your application from Montana will be very competitive. (Never done this before? You get points for being a "first-timer," too.)

Looking for relevance? Try one of these relating to American Indian history.

Teaching Native American Histories

Deadline: March 1, 2017
Dates: July 16-28, 2017 (2 weeks)
Project Director(s): Alice Nash, Linda Coombs
Visiting Faculty: Jessie Little Doe Baird, Lisa Brooks, Peter d’Errico, Amy Lonetree, Harlan Pruden, Debbie Reese, Byron Stone
Location: Cape Cod, MA
For more information: msolomon@fivecolleges.edu (413) 542-4018 https://teachnativehistories.umass.edu/neh-programs/2017.

Native American and African-American Educational Experiences in Kansas, 1830-1960

Deadline: March 1, 2017
Dates: June 18-24 (commuters only) or July 9-15
Project Director(s): Cassandra Mesick, Celka Straughn
Visiting Faculty: Gina Adams, Angela Bates, Brenda Child, Deborah Dandridge, Saralyn Reece Hardy, Elizabeth Kronk Warner, Chester Owens, David Trowbridge, Connor Warner, Kim Warren, Jancita Warrington
Location: Lawrence, KS
For more information: cmesick@ku.edu (785) 864-5253 http://SMA-NEH-Landmark.drupal.ku.edu

Following in Ancient Footsteps: The Hopewell in Ohio

Deadline: March 1, 2017
Dates: July 9-14 or July 23-28
Project Director(s): Elizabeth Hedler, Bradley Lepper
Visiting Faculty: Terry Barnhart, Robert Riordan, Stephen Warren, Glenna J. Wallace, Joe Watkins, Christine Ballengee Morris, Marti Chaatsmith, Linda Pansing, Mary Borgia
Location: Columbus, OH
For more information: ehedler@ohiohistory.org (614) 297-2538 http://hopewell.creativelearningfactory.org.

Grand Coulee Dam: The Intersection of Modernity and Indigenous Cultures

Deadline: March 1, 2017
Dates: July 16-22 or July 23-29
Project Director(s): Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted, David A. Pietz
Visiting Faculty: Ben Columbi, Vincent Langendijk, Robert McCoy, Francene Watson
Location: Cheney, WA
For more information: dzeislervral@ewu.edu (520) 621-0632 http://sites.ewu.edu/grandcoulee

Looking for something completely different, to rejuvenate your spirit and love of learning? How about

The Immigrant Experience in California through Literature & Theatre

Deadline: March 1, 2017
Dates: June 25 - July 9 (2 weeks)
Project Director(s): Matthew Spangler, David Kahn
Visiting Faculty: Ping Chong, Glen Gendzel, Khaled Hosseini, Persis Karim, Maxine Hong Kingston, Andrew Lam, Erika Lee, Kinan Valdez, Luis Valdez, Judy Yung, Sara Zatz
Location: San Jose, CA
For more information: matthew.spangler@sjsu.edu (408) 924-1373 http://immigrationtheatreinstitute.org/
Visiting faculty includes Maxine Hong Kingston!

Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations

Deadline: March 1, 2017
Dates: July 9-14 or July 16-21, 2017
Project Director(s): Robert Stephens, Mary Ellen Junda
Visiting Faculty: Cornelia Bailey, Emory Shaw Campbell, Erskine Clarke, Leroy Campbell, Ron Daise, Geechee Gullah Ring Shouters, Georgia Sea Island Singers, Victoria Smalls, Mary Moran, Wilson Moran, Peter Wood, Karen Wortham
Location: Savannah, GA
For more information: robert.stephens@uconn.edu (860) 486-5760 http://gullahvoices.uconn.edu
And so many more....
The deadline for applying for any of the NEH Summer Programs is March 1--but you don't want to wait until the last minute, since you'll need time to craft your application essay.

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