Now Accepting Applications for NEH Summer Institute "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West"

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Summer Program
March 1, 2018
Nevada, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Economic History / Studies, Government and Public Service, Native American History / Studies

The National Endowment for the Humanities invites applicants to "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West," a two week summer institute on the Hoover Dam and its myriad impacts on American society. Throughout the program, leading scholars will guide a variety of sessions that center on three central themes: technology, environment, and human communities. We will consider such ideas as the role of Hoover Dam in the development of the American southwest, how Hoover Dam’s construction reflects broader issues of early 20th century American society, and the legacy of Hoover Dam (and other large water infrastructure projects) for future generations. The institute will run from July 8 to July 20, 2018. The deadline for application is midnight EST on March 1, 2018.

NEH Seminars and Institutes are designed primarily for full-time or part-time faculty who teach American undergraduate students. Qualified independent scholars, advanced graduate students, and those employed by museums, libraries, historical societies, and other organizations are also eligible. All applicants must demonstrate that their participation will advance the teaching and scholarly goals of the program.

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Dr. Anthony Arrigo

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