NEH Summer Seminar at Amherst College July 1 - 26, 2018

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Summer Program
March 1, 2018
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Law and Legal History, Political Science, Popular Culture Studies, Public Policy

Amherst College will host a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for K-12 teachers and current full time graduate students who intend to pursue a career in K-12 teaching, from July 1-July 26, 2018.  The seminar will be directed by Austin Sarat of the Departments of Political Science and Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought.  It will examine three questionsWhat is punishment and why do we punish as we do?   What can we learn about politics, law, and culture in the United States from an examination of our practices of punishment?  What are the appropriate limits of punishment?  The application deadline is March 1, 2018.  Information is available at  If you have any questions regarding the seminar or the application process, contact Megan Estes at (413)542-2380 or email

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Megan Estes

Department of Law, Jurisprudence & Social Thought

Amherst College

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