NEH Summer Programs on International Topics

NEH Summer Programs in the Humanities for School and College Educators

Each year, NEH offers tuition-free opportunities for school, college, and university educators to study a variety of humanities topics. Stipends of $1,200-$3,900 help cover expenses for these one- to five-week programs.

Some of the more obvious topics are listed below, but be sure to check the main website for other opportunities as well as further details.

Summer Seminars for College and University Teachers

America and China: 150 Years of Aspirations and Encounters
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: July 12-31 (3 weeks)
Project Director(s): Daniel Bays, Dong Wang
Visiting Faculty: Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Larry Herzberg, Terrill Lautz, Richard Madsen, Diane Obenchain, Grant Wacker
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
For more information: (816) 943-6588

The Cross-Border Connection: Immigrants, Emigrants, and their Homelands
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: June 15-July 17 (5 weeks)
Project Director(s): Roger Waldinger
Visiting Faculty: Jose Moya, Laurie Brand
Location: Los Angeles, CA
For more information: (310) 206-9233

The Irish Sea Cultural Province: Crossroads of Medieval Literature and Languages
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: June 8-July 12 (5 weeks)
Project Director(s): Charles MacQuarrie, Joseph Nagy
Visiting Faculty: Thomas Clancy, Peter Davey, Sioned Davies, Jennifer Kewley-Draskau, Katherine Lowe, J.P. Mallory, Gillian Rudd, Sir David Wilson
Location: Douglas, Isle of Man and Glasgow, Scotland
For more information: (661) 654-2144

Latin American Theater Today: Aesthetics and Performance
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: June 15-July 10 (4 weeks)
Project Director(s): Gustavo Geirola, Lola Proaño-Gómez
Visiting Faculty: Adhemar Bianch, Norman Briski, Cristina Escofet, Ricardo Gómez, Agustina Ruiz Barrea, Ricardo Talento
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
For more information: (562) 907-4200 x43

Summer Institutes for College and University Teachers

The Alhambra and Spain’s Islamic Past
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: June 15-July 10 (4 weeks)
Project Director(s): D. Fairchild Ruggles, Oscar Vázquez
Visiting Faculty: Antonio Almagro Gorbea, Jerrilynn D. Dodds, Lara Eggleton; José Antonio González Alcantud, Richard Kagan, Mariam Rosser-Owen
Location: Granada, Spain
For more information: (217) 333-0176

American Material Culture: Nineteenth-Century New York
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: July 5-31 (4 weeks)
Project Director(s): David Jaffee
Visiting Faculty: Kenneth L. Ames, Debra Schmidt Bach, Joshua Brown, Edward S. Cooke Jr., Cynthia Copeland, Ivan Gaskell, Katherine C. Grier, Bernard L. Herman, Kimon Keramidas, Cindy Lobel, Amelia Peck, Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen, Catherine Whalen
Location: New York, NY
For more information: (212) 501-3047

American Muslims: History, Culture, and Politics
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: July 13-31 (3 weeks)
Project Director(s): Irene Oh Koukios, Sohail Hashmi
Visiting Faculty: Zain Abdullah, Youssef Aboul-Enein, Terry Alford, Sylvia Chan-Malik, Sylviane Diouf, Carl Ernst, Kambiz GhaneaBassiri, Yvonne Haddad, Juliane Hammer, Muqtedar Khan, Felicia Miyakawa, Besheer Mohamed, Kathleen Moore, Lucinda Mosher, Andrew Shryock, Gregory Smith, Richard Brent Turner
Location: Washington, DC
For more information: (202) 994-1675

Buddhist Asia: Traditions, Transmissions, and Transformations
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: May 25-June 26 (5 weeks)
Project Director(s): Peter Hershock
Visiting Faculty: Anne Blackburn, David Germano, Rupert Gethin, Thomas Kasulis, John Kieschnick, Keller Kimbraugh, Paul Lavy, Kate Lingley, Fabio Rambelli, Juliane Schober, James Mark Shields, Tansen Sen, John Szostak, Paola Zamperini
Location: Honolulu, HI
For more information: (808) 944-7337

Development Ethics and Global Justice: Gender, Economics and Environment
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: June 22-July 17 (4 weeks)
Project Director(s): Fred Gifford, Eric Palmer
Visiting Faculty: Bina Agarwal, Alison Jaggar, Naila Kabeer, Serene Khader, Christine Koggel, Henry Shue, Asunción Lera St. Clair
Location: East Lansing, MI
For more information: (517) 355-4492

The Legacy of Ancient Italy: the Etruscans and Early Rome
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: June 2-26 (3 weeks)
Project Director(s): Gregory Warden, Gretchen Meyers
Visiting Faculty: Claudio Bizzarri, Luca Fedeli, Alba Frascarelli, Mario Iozzo, Stephan Steingräber, Nicola Terrenato, Anthony Tuck
Location: : Lugano, Bologna, Orvieto, and Rome, Italy
For more information: (973) 877-3577

Negotiating Identities in the Christian-Jewish-Muslim Mediterranean
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: July 5-August 1 (4 weeks)
Project Director(s): Sharon Kinoshita, Brian Catlos
Visiting Faculty: Thomas Burman, Cecily J. Hilsdale, Marcus Milwright, John Tolan
Location: Barcelona, Spain
For more information:

What is Gained in Translation?
Deadline: March 2, 2015
Dates: June 7-27 (3 weeks)
Project Director(s): Brian James Baer, Françoise Massardier-Kenney
Visiting Faculty: Rosemary Arrojo, M. R. Ghanoonparvar, Carol Maier, Ibrahim Muhawi, Michelle Yeh
Location: Kent, OH
For more information: (330) 672-2150

Author: Center for Intercultural Dialogue

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