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NEH Summer Programs for School Teachers

NEH Summer Programs for School Teachers
The National Endowment for the Humanities supports tuition-free professional development programs each summer for American school teachers.  Participants receive stipends to help cover travel and living expenses.


NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes last two to five weeks and are held at a variety of locations.

Among the subjects offered for schoolteachers in 2015 are:

* Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad
* Africa in World History
* African-American Communities in the 20th and 21st Centuries
* America's Reconstruction
* Asian Americans in New York City: Literature and Film
* Authors in the Prado
* Cultures and religions of the Himalayan Region
* Dante
* The Dutch Republic, Britain, and the European World Economy
* Gilded Age and Progressive Era
* Histories of the Mediterranean
* Istanbul: Between East and West
* Literatures of Indigenous Peoples
* Mesoamerican Cultures and Histories in Oaxaca
* Monuments of Rome in English Culture
* Muslim American Identities, Past and Present
* Native Americans of New England
* The News Media and the Making of America, 1730-1865
* Political and Constitutional Theory for Citizens
* Pueblo Identity in the Southwest
* Punishment, Politics, and Culture
* Shakespeare
* The Spanish Influenza of 1918
* Teaching American History Through Song

For a complete list of projects offered in the summer of 2015, along with eligibility requirements and contact information, visit

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshops last one week and take place at sites of historical or cultural significance across the nation.

Among the subjects to be studied are:

* The Adirondacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
* American Revolution on the Northern Frontier
* Antebellum Black Artisans, Entrepreneurs, Abolitionists
* Atlanta Landmarks and Civil Rights History
* Empires of the Wind: The Pacific in Early American History
* Gullah Voices: Traditions and Transformations
* Hopewell Indians in Ohio
* The Hudson River and the Modernization of America
* Independence Hall and the Meaning of Freedom
* Lexington and Concord in 1775
* Lincoln's Assassination
* Lowell and the Industrial Revolution
* New York City and the Transformation of American Life, 1877-1929
* Mining in the Far West, 1862-1920
* Music, History, and Culture of the Mississippi Delta
* New Bedford and the Underground Railroad
* Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY
* Rochester Reform Trail: Women's Rights, Religion, Abolition
* School Desegregation in Virginia
* The Springfield Armory and the Genesis of American Industry
* Transcontinental Railroad in California

For a complete list of projects offered in the summer of 2015, along with eligibility requirements and contact information, visit

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