[AIW] NEH Summer Institute: The Early Republic and Indian Country, 1812-1833

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The Early Republic and Indian Country, 1812-1833
NEH Summer Institute for Teachers
July 16, 2012 to August 10, 2012

Scott Manning Stevens, Ph.D., Director, McNickle Center, Newberry Library
Frank Valadez, Executive Director, Chicago Metro History Education Center

This summer institute will examine the transformation of the lands between
the Appalachian Mountains and the Mississippi River from “Indian Country” to
“U.S. territory,” from North to South, between 1812 and 1833. The Newberry
Library has long been in the forefront of the study of Native America, in
both its collections and sponsored scholarship, and it is the perfect place
to host an institute that bridges the divide between American Indian history
and traditional narratives of U.S. history by exploring the borderlands and
backcountry of the trans-Appalachian west.

Participating teachers and educational professionals will benefit not only
by working with top-flight scholars and the resources available at the
Newberry Library, and in other archives and museums in the Chicago area, but
also by providing an opportunity to investigate more deeply an all-too-often
overlooked topic in American history—the cultural, political, social, and
economic interactions among the diverse groups of people who occupied and
travelled through Indian Country during the era of the Early Republic.

Read the complete institute description from Dear Colleague Letter (PDF)
df> .

R. David Edmunds, Ph.D., Professor of History, University of Texas at Dallas
John W. Hall, Ph.D., Professor of U.S. Military History, University of
Ann Durkin Keating, Ph.D., Professor of History, North Central College
Rachel Rooney, Director, Professional Development Programs for Teachers
Susan Sleeper-Smith, Ph.D., Professor of History, Michigan State University
Scott Manning Stevens, Ph.D., Director, McNickle Center, Newberry Library
Frank Valadez, Executive Director, Chicago Metro History Education Center

Application Instructions
Completed applications should be submitted to the project director and
should be postmarked no later than March 1, 2012. Successful applicants will
be notified of their selection on April 2, 2012and they will have until
Friday, April 6 to accept or decline the offer. All will receive a stipend
of $3,300, an amount determined by the NEH. Stipends are intended to help
cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books and other
research expenses, and living expenses for the period spent in residence.

Applicants are asked to complete the Application Cover Shee
<https://securegrants.neh.gov/education/participants/> t online at the NEH’s
website. Please mail hard copies of all other required materials (three
copies each of the cover sheet, a résumé, and an application essay, along
with two letters of recommendation) to the D’Arcy McNickle Center.

Before you apply, please read the Institute Description
df>  (Letter from the Directors) and the NEH Participant Application
2011_0.pdf#overlay-context=node/700/draft> . Applicants are responsible for
reading the institute description and the application guidelines prior to
submitting an application.

For information, visit www.newberry.org/mcnickle/indiancountry.html or
Jade Cabagnot
D'Arcy McNickle Center 
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60610
cabagnotj at newberry.org

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this
program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the

This institute is supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for
the Humanities, an independent federal agency. The Newberry is an
independent library for research and reference in the humanities.


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