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EH-250825-16

Community College Humanities Association (Baltimore, MD 21237-3899)
Sandra Petrulionis (Project Director: 02/24/2016 to present)

Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller

A two-week summer institute for twenty-five college and university faculty to study the major figures of Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller.

The Community College Humanities Association requests funds for an NEH Summer Institute on ‚ÄúTranscendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller‚ÄĚ for 25 college, university, and community college faculty. Directed by Sandra Harbert Petrulionis (Penn State University, Altoona), the Institute will be held in Concord, Massachusetts, from June 18 through July 1, 2017, and features ten eminent scholars, including two recent recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography: Phyllis Cole, Robert Gross, Megan Marshall, John Matteson Joel Myerson, Wesley T. Mott, Lance Newman, Melissa Pennell, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, and Laura Dassow Walls. Housed at the historic Concord Colonial Inn, NEH Summer Scholars will have extensive research opportunities at the Concord Free Public Library, the Concord Museum, the Henley Library at the Thoreau Institute, and the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.

Project fields:
American Literature; Interdisciplinary Studies, General; U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for College and University Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$129,838 (approved)
$129,838 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017