Call for applications: K-12 NEH summer institute hosted by Endicott College -- July 10-28, 2023

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Summer Program
March 4, 2023
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Humanities, Social History / Studies, Teaching and Learning

Calling all middle and high school teachers, school librarians, and museum educators!

The Salem Witch Trials: Their World & Legacy is a three-week, NEH-funded summer institute for middle and high school teachers, school librarians, and museum educators. The institute will be hosted by Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and will run from July 10th-July 28th, 2023. The first week (July 10th-14th) will be a remote experience with asynchronous and synchronous activities. Participants will arrive on Endicott’s campus on Sunday, July 16th through the remainder of the program.

Since 1692, the Salem witch trials have been dramatized, mythologized, and reimagined in popular memory. Participants in this three-week institute will engage in an in-depth and collaborative study of the origin, development, and legacy of the Salem witch trials—a foundational event in American history that continues to attract scholarly attention and widespread popular interest.

This program is designed principally for full-time or part-time middle school and high school teachers and librarians in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools, museum educators, as well as homeschooling parents. We welcome applications from practitioners in the fields of history, English, literature, and civics. The project team encourages first-time NEH institute and landmarks workshop applicants, however past participation in a previous NEH program is not a disqualification.

Five institute spaces are reserved for those who are new to the profession (those who have been in their academic field for five years or less). The selection committee will be accepting 26 participants in total. Those selected to participate will receive a stipend of $2,850.

Completed applications should be received by March 4, 2023. Late applications will not be considered.

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Contact Info: 

Elizabeth Matelski

Associate Professor of History

Endicott College

Beverly, Massachusetts 

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