The National Endowment for the Humanities has just released its call for faculty to take part in its annual Summer Seminars and Summer Institutes. A list of the seminars and institutes is included below. More detailed information is available here.
The deadline is March 3, 2008. Please contact Michael Nolan via e-mail or phone (7367) if you have questions.
Seminars - Each seminar includes fifteen participants working in collaboration with one or two leading scholars. Participants will have access to a major library collection, with time reserved to pursue individual research and study projects.
- Traditions into Dialogue: Confucianism and Contemporary Virtue Ethics
- St. Francis of Assisi and the Thirteenth Century
- Identity and Self-Representation in the Subcultures of Ancient Rome
- Narrative Theory: Rhetoric and Ethics in Fiction and Nonfiction
- Homer's Readers, Ancient and Modern
Institutes - Institutes provide intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities under the guidance of faculties distinguished in their fields of scholarship. Institutes aim to prepare participants to return to their classrooms with a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities.
- Venice, the Jews, and Italian Culture: Historical Eras and Cultural Representations
- Past and Present in the Study of India's History and Culture
- The Medieval Mediterranean and the Origins of the West
- Shakespeare's Blackfriars' Playhouse: The Study, the Stage and the Classroom
- Regional Study and the Liberal Arts: Appalachia Up-Close
- The Literature of Equatorial Guinea: A Pedagogical Perspective
- Andean Worlds: New Directions in Scholarship and Teaching
- African American Civil Rights Struggles in the Twentieth Century
- Rethinking America in Global Perspective
- Sources of Russian and Soviet Visual Cultures, 1860-1935: Study, Teaching, and Education
- W.B. Yeats: A Reassessment
- Holy Land and Holy City in Classical Judaism, Christianity, and Islam