Slavery and the Constitution: An NEH Institute

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Type: 
Summer Program
Date: 
July 8, 2018
Location: 
District Of Columbia, United States
Subject Fields: 
African American History / Studies, American History / Studies, Human Rights, Law and Legal History, Slavery

 

Dear Colleagues

 

This summer I will be the co-director of an NEH summer institute on slavery and the constitution.  There is room for 25 people in the institute.  We can take a few advanced graduate students; we can also take people who are adjuncts as well as people working in scholarly settings (museums, specialized libraries, etc.).  Anyone in higher education who may profit from this institute is eligible, regardless of their specific discipline or department.  Below is our official description and the links for applying. I hope some of you will apply and also pass this call for applicants on to people you know.   Feel free to contact me to talk about the institute. 

 

Paul Finkelman

Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice

University of Ottawa

and

John E. Murray Visiting Professor of Law

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

paul.finkelman@yahoo.com

518 605 0296

 

Coming Soon in July 2018:

Slavery and the Constitution is a new NEH Summer Institute designed to examine the relationship between slavery and the Constitution and will enable 25 faculty members from two- and four-year colleges and universities to study the relationship between slavery and the United States Constitution. It will be held in Washington, DC from July 8-21, 2018 at the Library of Congress’ Kluge Center.  Seven eminent scholars will offer seminars, lead scholarly discussions, and provide research assistance on the topic of slavery and the Constitution. The Institute’s scholars will also guide the participants through primary documents and the continuing scholarly debate over the relationship between slavery and the Constitution from its writing to the Civil War. The stipend for the program is $2100.

Visit the website for more information:

https://www.brookhavencollege.edu/cd/instruct-divisions/bhc/bcsa/humanities/pages/humasummerseminar.aspx

 

Contact Info: 

Paul Finkelman

Fulbright Chair in Human Rights and Social Justice

University of Ottawa

and

John E. Murray Visiting Professor of Law

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

paul.finkelman@yahoo.com

518 605 0296

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