FW: NEH Summer Institute on Regional Study/Appalachia
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From: H-NET List for Tennessee History and Studies
[mailto:H-TENNESSEE@...]On Behalf Of Mark R. Cheathem
Sent: Thursday, January 08, 2004 1:04 PM
Subject: ANN: NEH Summer Institute on Regional Study/Appalachia
Date: Sat, 03 Jan 2004 15:39:01 -0500
From: Peter Crow <pcrow@...>
From June 3-29, Ferrum College in Ferrum, Virginia, will host its second
National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and
University Teachers. For four weeks, twenty-five scholars from throughout
the country will discuss ³Regional Study and the Liberal Arts: Appalachia Up
Close,² focusing on scholarly and pedagogical issues related to using
regional material in undergraduate classes.
Among the guest speakers are novelists Lee Smith and Robert Morgan, as well
as scholars Crandall Shifflett, Altina Waller, and Stephen Fisher. Their
observations about the shift to modernization in Appalachia are applicable
to many regions of the nation and world. The institute will spend a week
doing fieldwork with Big Creek People in Action in Caretta, West Virginia.
Scholars from regions outside Appalachia will contribute their own regional
perspectives and apply what they learn of Appalachian issues to their areas.
Faculty in fields such as literature, history, political science, sociology,
religion, philosophy, or the arts are eligible to apply. Successful
candidates receive stipends of $2,800. The institute director is Ferrum
English professor Peter Crow (pcrow@...). APPLICATION DEADLINE:
More information as well as application materials are available at