PD Opportunities: 2018 NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School Teachers

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Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,300 help cover expenses for these one- to four-week programs.

For more information and application instructions, please visit the websites for individual programs. Links are provided below.

Summer Seminars for School Teachers

Communism and American Life

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: June 25 - July 20 (4 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Harvey Klehr 
Visiting Faculty: Robert Gabrick; Maurice Isserman; Lauren Weiner
Location: Atlanta, Georgia 
For more information: polshk@emory.edu (404) 290-6379 http://polisci.emory.edu/home/neh_2018/.

Flu! The 1918 Spanish Influenza in U.S. and World History

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 9 - 27 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Tom Ewing 
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia and Washington, DC 
For more information: etewing@vt.edu (540) 231-3212 http://1918fluseminar.org/.

Muslim American History and Life

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 8 - 27 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Edward Curtis 
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana 
For more information: ecurtis4@iupui.edu (317) 625-0838 http://www.muslimamericanseminar.com.

Punishment, Politics, and Culture

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 2 - 27 (4 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Austin Sarat 
Location: Amherst, MA 
For more information: mlestes@amherst.edu (413) 542-2380 https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/departments/ljst/neh.

Reading Material Maps in the Digital Age

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 9 - August 3 (4 weeks) 
Project Director(s): James Akerman; Peter Nekola 
Visiting Faculty: Gerald A. Danzer 
Location: Chicago, Illinois 
For more information: akermanj@newberry.org (312) 255-3523 https://readingmaterialmaps.wordpress.com/.

Roman Daily Life in Petronius and Pompeii

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 16 - August 3 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Matthew Panciera 
Visiting Faculty: Rebecca Benefiel; Jeremy Hartnett; Beth Severy-Hoven
Location: St. Peter, MN 
For more information: panciera@gustavus.edu (507) 933-7596 https://gustavus.edu/events/romandailylife/.

Why Literature Matters: Voices from Nineteenth-Century Britain and America

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: June 24 - July 21 (4 weeks) 
Project Director(s): John Jordan; Janice Carlisle 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA 
For more information: cmahaney@ucsc.edu (831) 459-2103 http://teachers.ucsc.edu/.

Summer Institutes for School Teachers

Addiction in American History

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: June 10 - 29 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Claire Clark 
Visiting Faculty: Caroline Acker; Isaac Campos; David Courtwright; David Herzberg; Lisa McGirr; Joseph Spillane; Nancy Tomes; Trysh Travis
Location: Lexington, Kentucky 
For more information: claire.clark@uky.edu (859) 257-3513 https://sites.google.com/view/nehinstituteky/home.

America's Reconstruction: The Untold Story

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 8 - 28 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Brent Morris 
Visiting Faculty: Edward Ayers; David Blight; Orville Vernon Burton; Emory Campbell; Daisy Martin; Page Miller; Bernard Powers; Heather Cox Richardson; Lawrence Rowland; Patricia Sullivan; Velma Thomas; Cecil Williams; Stephen Wise; Peter Wood 
Location: Beaufort, SC 
For more information: americasreconstruction@gmail.com (843) 208-8206 http://www.uscb.edu/americasreconstruction/.

The Civil Rights Movement: Grassroots Perspectives

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 9 - 27 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Robert Korstad; Judy Richardson 
Visiting Faculty: William Chafe, Daphne Chamberlain, Courtland Cox, Emilye Crosby, John Gartrell, Wesley Hogan, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, Jennifer Lawson, Adriane Lentz-Smith, Danielle McGuire, Charles M. Payne, Barbara Ransby, and Jenice L. View
Location: Durham, North Carolina 
For more information: joseph.mcnicholas@duke.edu (919) 660-3808 https://sites.duke.edu/dukecrmsummerinstitute/.

The Cold War through the Collections of the Intrepid Museum

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 22 - August 3 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Lynda Kennedy; Sheri Levinsky-Raskin 
Visiting Faculty: Ellen Bales; Sarah Dziedzic; Scott Sagan; Svetlana Savranskaya; Spencer R. Weart; Alex Wellerstein; Anatoly Zak 
Location: New York City, NY 
For more information: lkennedy@intrepidmuseum.org (646) 381-5160 https://www.intrepidmuseum.org/NEH-Institute.

Common Ground: Americans and Their Land During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 8 - 21 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Kevin Sheets; Randi Storch 
Visiting Faculty: Hasia Diner; Rebecca Edwards; Richard Greenwald; Dan Katz; Deb Kennedy; ; Shannon King; Julie Maurer; Kathy Peiss; John Recchiuti; Philip Terrie; Lauren Tilton
Location: New York, NY and Raquette Lake, NY 
For more information: Kerri.freese@cortland.edu (607) 753-2913 http://www.cortland.edu/commongroundneh.

The Company Town at Seabrook Farms, NJ: Internment, Migration, and Resettlement in the WWII Era

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 16 - 27 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Andrew Urban 
Visiting Faculty: Rachel Feinmark; Beth Hessel; Justin Jackson 
Location: New Brunswick, New Jersey 
For more information: aturban@rutgers.edu (612) 741-0658 http://nehseabrookfarms.org/.

Contested Territory: America's Involvement in Southeast Asia, 1945-1975

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 16 - 27 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Andy Mink; Morgan Pitelka 
Visiting Faculty: Pierre Asselin, John Balaban, Chris Bunin, Jessica Chapman, Matt Dunleavy, Kimloan Hill, Christian Lentz, Tuong Vu 
Location: Durham, NC 
For more information: amink@nationalhumanitiescenter.org (919) 406-0118 http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/education-programs/contested-territory/.

Courting Liberty: Slavery and Equality Under the Constitution, 1770-1870

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 8 - 21 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Chara Bohan; Robert Baker 
Visiting Faculty: Alfred Brophy; Paul Finkelman; John Hale; Paula McAvoy; Stephen Middleton; Bernard Powers
Location: Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC 
For more information: cbohan@gsu.edu (770) 598-1545 http://sites.gsu.edu/nehcourtingliberty/.

Enduring Legacies of the Global Mongol Empire

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 16 - August 10 (4 weeks) 
Project Director(s): David Dettmann; Morris Rossabi 
Visiting Faculty: Christopher Atwood; Bettine Birge; William Fitzhugh; William Honeychurch; Timothy May; Nancy Steinhardt; Sunmin Yoon 
Location: Philadelphia, PA 
For more information: ddettmann@mongoliacenter.org (215) 573-4204 https://www.mongoliacenter.org/programs/neh-institute-2018/.

Freedom for One, Freedom for All? Abolition and Woman Suffrage, 1830s-1920s

Deadline: May 1, 2018 
Dates: July 16 - 27 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Emily Potter-Ndiaye; Franny Kent 
Visiting Faculty: Julie Gallagher; Deborah Gray White; Wanda Hendricks; Martha Jones; Prathibha Kanakamedala; Melanye Price; Manisha Sinha; Judith Wellman 
Location: Brooklyn and Manhattan, NY 
For more information: epndiaye@brooklynhistory.org (718) 222-4111 x228 http://abolitionsuffrage-nehinstitute.org/.

John Steinbeck: Social Critic and Ecologist

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 1 - 20 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Susan Shillinglaw; William Gilly 
Visiting Faculty: Mary Adler; Pete Barraza; Robert DeMott; Chris Fink; Scot Guenter; Gavin Jones; Persis Karim; Anthony Newfield; Matthew Spangler; Craig Strang 
Location: Pacific Grove, CA 
For more information: brettnavin@yahoo.com (740) 274-1279 http://www.steinbeckinstitute.org.

The Long Civil Rights Movement

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: June 17 - 30 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Leslie Abbatiello 
Visiting Faculty: Garnette Cadogan; Charles Cobb; Kimberly Dugan; Charlton McIlwain; Thomas Thurston; John Tully; Karsonya Whitehead 
Location: New Haven, CT 
For more information: jgustafson@aces.org (203) 407-4451 http://www.aces.org/neh.

Moby-Dick and the World of Whaling in the Digital Age

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: June 17 - 30 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Timothy W. Marr 
Visiting Faculty: Jennifer Baker,; Bercaw Edwards, Mary K.; Bryant, John; Kelley, Wyn; Sten, Christopher; Wallace, Robert 
Location: New Bedford, MA 
For more information: mobydickwhaling@gmail.com (919) 265-3573 http://www.teachingmelville.org/.

The Most Southern Place on Earth: Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: June 17 - 23 or July 8 - 14 (1 week) 
Project Director(s): Rolando Herts; Lee Aylward 
Visiting Faculty: Edgar E. Smith, John B. Strait, David Evans, Charles McLaurin, Charles Reagan Wilson, Dale Killinger, Lent Rice, Cathy Wong, Reggie Barnes, Keith Beauchamp
Location: Cleveland, Mississippi 
For more information: laylward@deltastate.edu (662) 846-4311 http://deltacenterdsu.com/mostsouthern/.

The Power of Place: Land and Peoples in Appalachia 2018

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 8 - 20 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Dan Pierce, Jamie S. Ross 
Visiting Faculty: Tom Belt; David Cozzo; Elizabeth Engelhardt; John Inscoe; Erica Abrams Locklear; Kathryn Newfont; Timothy Silver; Darin Waters; James Veteto; Wayne Caldwell; Pamela Duncan; Robert Gipe; Ross Spears
Location: Asheville, North Carolina 
For more information: dpierce@unca.edu (828) 232-2996 http://www.appalachiafilm.org/neh.

Religious Landscapes of Los Angeles

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 8 - 20 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Carol Bakhos 
Visiting Faculty: Robert Buswell; Elliot Dorff; Amir Hussein; Patrick Mason; David Myers, Urmila Patil, Muzamil Sidiqqi 
Location: Los Angeles, California 
For more information: sunnyhjkim@humnet.ucla.edu (310) 206-1868 http://religion.ucla.edu/conference/2017religiouslandscapes/.

Religious Worlds of New York: Teaching the Everyday Life of American Religious Diversity

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 9 - 27 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Henry Goldschmidt 
Visiting Faculty: Eva Abbamonte; Ali Asani; Morris Davis; Hasia Diner; Sasha Elias; Jonathan Gold; Charles Haynes; Elizabeth McAlister; Lexi Salomone; Mary Katherine Sheena; Josef Sorett; John Thatamanil; Kathy Wildman Zinger 
Location: New York, New York 
For more information: henry@interfaithcenter.org (212) 870-3514 http://religiousworldsnyc.org.

Remaking Monsters and Heroines: Adapting Classic Literature for Contemporary Audiences

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: June 17 - 30 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis; Sean P. Connors 
Visiting Faculty: Thomas Leitch; P. Craig Russell; Glenn Jellenik; Kassie Misiewicz 
Location: Fayetteville, AR 
For more information: adaptlit@uark.edu (479) 575-2667 http://monstersandheroines.uark.edu.

A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 15 - 27 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Amanda Dargan; Sahar Muradi 
Visiting Faculty: Dr. Hussein Rashid; Dr. Shawkat Toorawa; Dr. Sylviane Diouf; Dr. Frances Pritchett; Dr. Jawid Mojaddedi; Dr. Theodore Levin; Dr. Zohra Saed
Location: New York City, NY 
For more information: sahar@citylore.org (212) 529-1955 x18 http://citylore.org/grassroots-poetry/neh-institute/.

Scholarship and Performance: Teaching Shakespeare’s Plays

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 16 - 27 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Victoria Barclay 
Visiting Faculty: Krista Apple, Julie Crawford, Mario DiGangi, Claudia Zelevansky 
Location: Brooklyn, NY 
For more information: vbarclay@tfana.org (212) 229-2819 x17 http://www.tfana.org/NEHSummerInstitute.

Social Movements and Reform in Industrializing America: The Lowell Experience

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: June 24 - 29 or July 15 - 20 (1 week) 
Project Director(s): Sheila Kirschbaum 
Visiting Faculty: Jennifer Cadero-Gillette; Gray Fitzsimons; Robert Forrant; Patrick Malone; Bridget Marshall; Merritt Roe Smith
Location: Lowell, MA 
For more information: Ellen_Anstey@uml.edu (978) 970-5080 http://www.uml.edu/tsongas/NEH.

"Stony the Road We Trod . . ." : Exploring Alabama's Civil Rights Legacy

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 8 - 28 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Martha V.J. Bouyer 
Visiting Faculty: Ruby Shuttlesworth Bester; Catherine Burks-Brooks; Dan Carter; Robert Corley; Glenn Eskew; Fred Gray; Horace Huntley; Myrna Jackson; Hasan Jefferies; Doug Jones; Janice Kelsey; Tondra Loder-Jackson; Carolyn McKinstry; Jeanne Theoharis; Tara White 
Location: Birmingham, AL 
For more information: tcmclemore@alabamahumanities.org (205) 558-3999 http://www.stonytheroad.org.

Teaching Shakespeare: Making History in Henry VI Part I, Macbeth, and A Midsummer Night's Dream

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: June 24 - July 20 (4 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Peggy O'Brien 
Visiting Faculty: Stephen Dickey; Caleen Jennings; Stefanie Jochman; Jeffrey Knight; Heathe rLester; Michael LoMonico; Catherine Loomis; Ellen MacKay; Gail Paster; Ayanna Thompson; Michael Tolaydo; Michae lWitmore; Adam Zucker 
Location: Washington, DC 
For more information: pobrien@folger.edu (202) 675-0372 http://www.folger.edu/teaching-shakespeare-2018.

Thomas Jefferson: The Public and Private Worlds of Monticello and the University of Virginia

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 8 - 20 (2 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Lisa Reilly 
Visiting Faculty: Krystal Appiah; Niya Bates; ElginCleckley; Christa Dierksheide; Bill Ferster; Gardiner Hallock; EmilieJohnson; J. Jefferson Looney; Travis McDonald; Louis Nelson; Fraser Neiman; Peter Onuf; Lisa Spaar; Henry Wiencek 
Location: Charlottesville, VA 
For more information: rla@virginia.edu (434) 982-5205 http://www.tjuvaneh.com.

Voices from the Misty Mountains and the Power of Storytelling: Appalachian Culture and History

Deadline: March 1, 2018 
Dates: July 9 - 28 (3 weeks) 
Project Director(s): Sylvia Bailey Shurbutt 
Visiting Faculty: Benjamin Bankhurst; Adam Booth; James Broomall; Denise Giardina; Ed Herendeen; Silas House; Rachael Meads 
Location: Shepherdstown, West Virginia 
For more information: sshurbut@shepherd.edu (304) 876-3119 http://www.shepherd.edu/neh.