NEH Summer Institute at Mystic Seaport

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The Frank C. Munson Institute at Mystic Seaport invites college and university teachers to participate in its five-week National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Institute, “The American Maritime People” from June 23-July 25, 2014.  Advanced graduate students can also apply.

A $3900 stipend from the NEH will support travel and other expenses associated with the institute being held at Mystic Seaport.

The faculty will include leaders in their field: Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, W. Jeffrey Bolster, James T. Carlton, John B. Hattendorf, John Odin Jensen, Timothy Lynch, Matthew Mackenzie, I. Roderick Mather, Lisa Norling, Marcus Rediker, Helen Rozwadowski, Eric Roorda and Daniel Vickers

This, the fifth NEH Institute at the Munson Institute, will build on the latest research in studies of the sea, which has recently been the focus of increasing scholarly interest. In a series of seminars, “The American Maritime People” will employ interdisciplinary perspectives on American maritime studies, with an emphasis on the most recent social, cultural, and ecological approaches.

The NEH institute will give college teachers the opportunity to enhance course offerings by studying the influence of maritime activities on U.S. history and culture.  Few states in the nation have as strong links with the sea as Connecticut.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 4, 2014.

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