"Addiction In American History": National Endowment for Humanities Summer Institute for K-12 Teachers

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Summer Program
June 10, 2018 to June 29, 2018
Kentucky, United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Health and Health Care, Public Health, Social History / Studies, Social Sciences
Addiction in American History
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute​ for K-12 teachers
Press Release


Lexington, KY --- The University of Kentucky is calling for applications from K-12 educators to attend a three-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for School Teachers titled “Addiction in American History” to take place between June 10-29 in Lexington, Kentucky.

This institute will empower educators to teach about addiction through the alternative lens of humanistic inquiry and provide relevant context for existing lessons in United States history and literature.

Successful applicants will receive a $2700 stipend to defray travel and lodging costs in order to spend three-weeks interacting with the nation’s foremost experts on the history of addiction, including Caroline Acker, Isaac Campos, David Courtwright, David Herzberg, Lisa McGirr, Joseph Spillane, Nancy Tomes, Trysh Travis and more. Educators will also visit Over the Rhine Brewery District, Buffalo Trace Distillery, and Kentucky’s Federal Prison on the former site of the Lexington Narcotic Farm in order to better understand how both drugs and alcohol have impacted society over time.

Applications are due March 1, 2018, and all applicants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

For more information, visit https://sites.google.com/view/nehinstituteky/home or contact Dr. Claire D. Clark via email at Claire.clark@uky.edu or by phone (859) 257-3513. You can also find more information on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AddictionInAmericanHistory.

Contact Info: 
Cody J. Foster
Project Coordinator
NEH Summer Institute for Teachers
University of Kentucky
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