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BC-50564-10

Oregon Humanities (Portland, OR 97205-2827)
Cara Ungar (Project Director: May 2010 to February 2013)
Carole Shellhart (Project Director: February 2013 to August 2013)
Adam Davis (Project Director: August 2013 to September 2014)
Looking at America: Globalism, Media and Consumer Culture, and Place and Community.

To support a teacher institute on "The Many Faces of Fundamentalism"; the Oregon Humanities Honors Symposium for high school students on the nature of happiness; a Humanities in Perspective free college-level could for low-income adults; and an issue of Oregon Humanities magazine focusing on the theme "Belong," exploring the effects of homogeneity, segregation, fundamentalism, and extremism on American history, culture, and identities.

Oregon Humanities? thematic categories of Globalism, Media and Consumer Culture, and Place and Community will be focused through four programs that will help more than 12,000 Oregonians think about issues integral to the American story. First, the Teacher Institute, "The Many Faces of Fundamentalism," will serve thirty teachers from all regions of the state. Second, Happy Camp: Oregon Humanities Honors Symposium is a three-day overnight think camp for high-school students throughout Oregon. Students participate in collective inquiry on the pursuit of happiness. Third, Humanity in Perspective will provide a free college-level course in the humanities for low-income adults that examines the foundations of democracy. Finally, an issue of our award-winning Oregon Humanities magazine will explore the impacts of homogeneity, segregation, fundamentalism, and extremism on American history, culture, and identities. These projects take place between September 1, 2010 and September 1, 2011.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Grants for State Humanities Councils

Division:
Federal/State Partnership

Totals:
$105,560 (approved)
$105,560 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2010 – 9/30/2011