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This information may not be as connected as I think, but several strands we have discussed make connections across the curriculum. These summer institutes may fit the bill. Some may provide graduate credit.
HUMANITIES SUMMER SEMINARS & INSTITUTES
--------------------------------------- The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has announced its residential seminars & institutes for teachers during summer 1999. For *K-12 teachers*, 20 seminars are offered -- studies of the journals of the enlisted men who traveled with Lewis & Clark; comparative African literature; poetry of modern America; Beowulf & the heroic age; studies of epic literature, the Holocaust, & contemporary Latin American fiction; & others.
Institutes for K-12 teachers will take place in settings that range from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Harvard University to Senegal, on topics such as the Arab world & the West, the use of maps as texts to study world history, personal identity & freedom in African-American autobiography, & the history of technology in the United States.
For *college & university teachers*, 23 NEH seminars & institutes will focus on topics such as nature & society in Africa & the Americas, Roman Egypt, the philosophy of experimental inference, Black film studies, nineteenth-century Spanish realism, the Cold War, & others.
Applications are due March 1. Information & application forms for specific seminars & institutes are available from their directors. For complete lists seminars & institutes (& the director for each), please see:
http://www.neh.gov/html/awards/seminar2.html (higher ed.)
Have a great day,
Sheryl A. McCoy
--- "Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry." -Richard Feynman
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