NEH Announces 2013 Summer Programs


Full List of Programs

Participate in an NEH Summer Program in 2013: Each summer, the National Endowment for the Humanities supports residential seminars and institutes for faculty who teach American undergraduates.

These study opportunities allow faculty and a select number of graduate students to increase their knowledge of current scholarship and advance their own teaching and research. Participants in these two- to five-week projects receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses.

The 20 seminars and institutes for summer 2013 will address the following topics:

·        Brazilian literature
·        Italian unification
·        Metaphysics and mind
·        Early modern responses to religious pluralism
·        Reassessing British Romanticism
·        Early modern manuscripts and printed books
·        Classic Buddhist texts
·        African-American struggles for freedom and civil rights
·        American material culture in nineteenth-century New York
·        America’s Russian-speaking immigrants and refugees
·        Translation studies
·        Development ethics
·        African-American poetry
·        Early modern empires and interactions
·        History of political economy
·        History of India
·        Modernism in Chicago
·        African-Americans in the Georgia Lowcountry
·        Music and travel, 1500-1800
·        Transcendentalism and social action

Many seminars and institutes take place on American campuses; others are held at sites in Brazil, India, and Italy.

For a list of the seminars and institutes to be offered in the summer of 2013, along with eligibility requirements and contact information for the directors, please visit

Direct an NEH Summer Program in 2014

The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for grants to direct a summer program for college faculty or schoolteachers on a humanities topic of your expertise.

Why direct an NEH summer program?

·        Directors strengthen teaching and research at the undergraduate or K-12 levels.
·        Directors influence their fields of expertise through intense collegial study, often resulting in participants’ publications.
·        Directors join a distinguished roster of NEH summer program leaders.
·        Directors engage with motivated participants from across the country.
·        Directors receive compensation based on the duration of the program.
·        Directors bring distinction to their home institutions.

Interested in applying? Consult the application guidelines:

·        NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes
·        NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops

The deadline to propose a summer program for Summer 2014 is March 5, 2013.

We strongly encourage you to discuss your proposal with NEH staff, who will answer questions and critique drafts. Call (202) 606-8500 or send e-mail to

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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