NEH Summer Institute "Suffrage in the Americas"

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Summer Program
July 23, 2018 to August 3, 2018
Wisconsin, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Canadian History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Political Science, Women's & Gender History / Studies

University and community college faculty in any field are invited to explore the remarkably understudied stories of how women in the Americas achieved suffrage. Sixteen specialists from Argentina to Canada will each present a piece of the interconnecting pattern that led to suffrage extension acrossthe hemisphere. 

The campus of Carthage College, stretched along the shores of Lake Michigan, will provide a picturesque setting for a two-week, in-depth experience. We will analyze suffrage movements and the politics that surrounded them. As we examine the meaning of citizenship, we will also ask who was included and who was excluded from formal political participation, when,and why. Adjunct and non-tenure track faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Spanish or Portuguese language fluency is helpful but not required.

Duration: July 23-August 3, 2018

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Stipend: $2,100  

Contact Info: 

Patricia Harms or Stephanie Mitchell

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