I write to announce a forthcoming National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Professors, “Privilege and Prejudice: Jewish History in the American South” – to be held from May 27-June 7, 2019, at the College of Charleston. We are particularly seeking faculty and graduate students of southern history and literature, Jewish studies, ethnic studies, religious studies, public history, and museum studies.
Led by scholarly experts from across the nation, this seminar aims to revise our understanding of the entwined histories of the American South and its Jewish inhabitants, demonstrating the region’s cosmopolitan past and its relationship to both diversity and discrimination. The institute will prepare college and university teachers of southern or American history to incorporate Jewish history into their courses, expose Jewish studies scholars to the geographic range of American Jewish history, and encourage public historians to showcase cultural, ethnic, and religious groups in their local settings.
Each participant will receive a stipend of $2,100 for the two-week institute to help cover travel, housing, meals, and other expenses. Applications are due March 1, 2019.
For more information, please visit our website https://jewishsouthsummer.cofc.edu/
Shari Rabin, Dale Rosengarten, and Michael R. Cohen, Institute co-directors