Call for Applicants: NEH Summer Institute (K-12) - The Salem Witch Trials: Their World & Legacy

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Summer Program
March 1, 2020
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Digital Humanities, Women's & Gender History / Studies, Teaching and Learning, Religious Studies and Theology

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 Seminar for middle and high school teachers, school librarians, and museum educators. The seminar will be hosted by Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, and will run from July 6-24, 2020.

Since 1692, the Salem witch trials have been dramatized, mythologized, and reimagined in popular memory. Participants in this three-week summer seminar 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 seminar 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 seminar, institute, and landmarks workshop applicants, however past participation in a previous NEH program is not a disqualification.

Five seminar 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 16 participants in total. Those selected to participate will receive a stipend of $2,700 to defray costs of travel, lodging, and meals while in residence.

Completed applications should be received by March 1, 2020. Late applications will not be considered.

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Contact Info: 

Elizabeth Matelski, Assistant Professor of History

Endicott College, Beverly, MA

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