National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute 'Suffrage in the Americas'

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Summer Program
March 1, 2018
Wisconsin, United States
Subject Fields: 
Political History / Studies, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies, Political Science

During this two week NEH summer institute, you are invited to explore the remarkably understudied story of how women in the Americas achieved suffrage. Seventeen specialists from Argentina to Canada will each present a piece of the inter connecting pattern that led to suffrage extensions across the hemisphere. You will receive a stipend to defray the costs of the institute, the opportunity to interact with colleagues from across the Americas and work alongside of some of the leading scholars in the field of women's history. University and community college faculty are invited to apply. For application and institute details see

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.

Contact: Stephanie Mitchell or Patricia Harms

Duration: July 23-August 3, 2018

Application Deadline: March 1,2018

Stipend: $2,100

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Patricia Harms 

Stephanie Mitchell

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