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"Re-Enchanting Nature: Humanities Perspectives" explores what the humanities can add to our increasingly urgent and complex discourse about nature and the environment. We draw on historical,…

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 Many aspects of Roman cultural, social, political, and historical understanding would have been communicated and passed on through art, artifacts, and their built environment. In this seminar K-…

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This summer seminar for K-12 educators investigates how history and visual culture inform each other when we seek to understand the Holocaust. Three primary goals inform the seminar: first, we…

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This institute for K-12 educators will use Mourt’s Relation, a 1622 English pamphlet detailing the early years of Plymouth Colony, as a case study in decolonizing historical narratives and re-…

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Participants will delve deeply into the global history of the 1918 influenza pandemic; discuss literature related to its cultural and personal impact; work with archival, primary source materials…

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In 1841, Nelson Hackett, an enslaved man, fled both Fayetteville and bondage and made his way to Canada, where he thought he had found freedom. But his owner found him and successfully extradited…

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This institute endeavors to take educators on an interactive, interdisciplinary search through literature and multiple archives in order to reckon with curricular and historical erasures of Black…

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This interdisciplinary institute for K-12 educators will go beyond Western-centered emphasis on diplomacy and troop movements and focus instead on the enduring impact of WWI in the region,…

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This institute for K-12 educators will explore the history of feminism in 20th century America. The hybrid format includes two weeks at the New-York Historical Society from July 11-22, 2022, plus…

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There is no constitutional question more important to our contemporary times than race and equality. But to begin to understand our own constitutional issues, we must understand their origins. The…

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A diverse cross-section of Americans participated in waging the Pacific War, on the battlefield and on the home front. Yet too many stories are still underrepresented. "Perspectives on World War…

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This Institute will introduce teachers to adaptations of Hamlet and Othello (from novels, plays, and films to video games and web series created by young people themselves), and help them build…

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This two-week NEH Institute for educators (grades 6-12) connects best practices in genocide education with contemporary global conflicts through the power of narrative. Sessions will address…

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“Identity and Multilingualism through Picture Books” is a two-week summer institute designed for 29 K-3 elementary teachers. The institute will focus on pedagogical approaches to language learning…

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This institute for K-12 teachers highlights the factors leading up to, and following, the migrations of ancestral Pueblo people from their homelands in Chaco Canyon to the Mesa Verde region during…

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This program focuses on the continuity of veteran experiences including homecoming, the treatment of veterans, trauma, and the role of society in sharing these burdens. Studying a group of core…

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Theatre for a New Audience hosts K-12 teachers from across the country for this in-depth professional development program using a carefully integrated approach to explore text-based scholarship,…

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This place-based summer institute explores the Gilded Age and Progressive Era relationships between two connected but dramatically different landscapes: New York City and the Adirondacks. Engaging…

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What is punishment and why do we punish as we do? What can we learn about politics, law, and culture in the United States by examining practices of punishment? What are the limits of punishment?…

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This two-week virtual institute for middle and high school teachers explores LGBTQ+ history as a constant presence within U.S. history. Teachers will explore the rich body of recent scholarship…

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“Teaching the History and Culture of Vast Early America”—or the Vast Early America Teacher Institute (VEATI)—will take a capacious view of early America via deep dives into case studies and…

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Selected educators journey to Alabama to walk in the footsteps of unsung foot soldiers and heralded leaders of the modern Civil Rights Movement. Designed to transform teaching and learning, this…

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A three-week summer institute for K-12 educators that will provide opportunities to study geographic mobility as it relates to the African American freedom struggle. The institute offers a model…

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From the birth of Buddhism to contemporary times, "Art and Composite Culture in South Asian History" will explore the cultural mixing, syncretism, and hybridity that shaped South Asia’s…

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During this innovative, collaborative institute, teachers (9-12) examine how friendship is understood, portrayed, and experienced from literary, social, cultural, theoretical, and pedagogical…

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The institute brings K-12 teachers from throughout the country to New York City, where they work with leading scholars of religion, meet with diverse religious leaders, visit local houses of…

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This institute examines how transnational immigration to California has been represented through literary, theatrical, and historical texts. Participants will study the San Francisco Bay Area to…

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The three-week Institute for grades 5-12 Humanities and Science teachers will consider the continuing relevance of Steinbeck’s sense of place, his great labor trilogy, his ecological and…

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This NEH Summer Institute will explore modern Vietnam in order to situate the American War in broader spatial settings and longer historical contexts. Participants will consider the lives of…

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“Building Community in California: The Chinese American Experience” will lead K-12 educators to an understanding of Chinese immigration and and Chinese immigrants' contributions from the Gold Rush…