Each summer the National Endowment for the Humanities supports rigorous national, residential seminars and institutes in the humanities for faculty who teach American undergraduates. These study opportunities allow college and university teachers to gain a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities and advance their own teaching and research.
Participants in these 3-6 week projects receive stipends to help defray travel and living expenses.
For information on applying for these seminars, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs.
For a list of the seminars and institutes to be offered in the summer of 2009, along with eligibility requirements and contact information for the directors, go to: http://www.neh.gov/projects/si-university.html
The 19 seminars and institutes for summer 2009 will address the following
* Dante and the Medieval world
* disease in the Middle Ages
* the Reformation and the book, Early Modern music books
* Celestina and its cultural contexts
* Anglo-Irish identities
* the literary culture of the 1890s
* German exile culture in California, American-Russian/Soviet cultural
* American immigration
* slavery and resistance in the Atlantic world
* religious diversity and the common good
* Buddhist traditions of Tibet and the Himalayas
* the rule of law
* Environmental history and ethics, Aldo Leopold
* Metaphysics and mind, experimental philosophy
Many of these seminars and institutes take place on American campuses, but some will be held at sites abroad in the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, and Mexico.
Project directors will provide details about their projects, along with application guidelines. NEH staff does not send out this information. For general information about these programs, contact NEH by e-mail at [email protected]; for information about other NEH programs, go to the NEH website at http://www.neh.gov.