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Program: Seminars for School Teachers*
Date range: 2011-2013
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Amherst College (Amherst, MA 01002)
Austin D. Sarat
FV-50356-13
Punishment, Politics, and Culture

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on punishment and its place in American culture.

Project fields: Law and Jurisprudence
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $115,291
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

Mount Holyoke College (South Hadley, MA 01075-1461)
Thomas E. Wartenberg
FV-50357-13
Existentialism

A four-week seminar for sixteen school teachers to study philosophical treatises and other works related to Existentialism.

Project fields: Philosophy, General
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $104,892
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC 27695-0001)
Mary Ann F. Witt
FV-50358-13
Theatricality and Reality in Modern French Drama

A five-week seminar on French drama for sixteen school teachers, to be held in Avignon, France, during an annual theater festival.

Project fields: French Language
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $138,849
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

Emory University (Atlanta, GA 30322-1018)
Harvey E. Klehr
FV-50359-13
Communism and American Life

A five-week summer seminar for sixteen school teachers on the history of, and issues surrounding, the Communist movement in America from the 1930s through the Cold War era.

Project fields: Political Science, General
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $121,191
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

San Diego State University Research Foundation (San Diego, CA 92182)
Kathleen B. Jones
FV-50360-13
The Political Theory of Hannah Arendt: The Problem of Evil and the Origins of Totalitarianism

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers to study three major works by political theorist Hannah Arendt.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $141,717
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL 61920-3099)
David Raybin
FV-50363-13
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales

A four-week school teacher seminar for participants on Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, to be held in London with additional site visits to Canterbury and Oxford.

Project fields: Turkish Studies
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $118,188
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 3/31/2015

University of California, Santa Cruz (Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1077)
John O. Jordan
FV-50367-13
Great Adaptations: Dickens in Literature and Film

A four-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on the literary and film adaptations of Charles Dickens's enduring novels Great Expectations and A Christmas Carol.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $112,594
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

Texas A & M University System Office (College Station, TX 77843-0001)
Robert R. Shandley
FV-50368-13
Migration and German Culture: Berlin's Diversity Across Two Centuries

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers to study the centuries-old history of migrant and multiethnic culture in transnational Germany, to be held in Berlin.

Project fields: German Language
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $169,950
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

Boston University (Boston, MA 02215-1300)
Peter Gibbon
FV-50375-13
Philosophers of Education: Major Thinkers from the Enlightenment to the Postmodern Era

A three-week school teacher seminar for sixteen participants to study influential philosophers of education from the eighteenth century to the present.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $104,467
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

Texas A & M University System Office (College Station, TX 77843-0001)
Richard J. Golsan
FV-50378-13
Memories Divided and Reconciled: World Wars I and II in France Today

A four-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on the commemoration of the two World Wars in France.

Project fields: French Literature
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $152,305
Grant period: 10/1/2013 – 9/30/2014

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2356)
Gerard M. Koot
FV-50324-12
The Dutch Republic and Britain: The Making of Modern Society and a European World Economy

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers comparing the development of modern economic systems in the Dutch Republic and Great Britain in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

Project fields: European History
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $179,907
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 6/30/2014

Funding details
Original grant (2012) $171,011
Supplement (2013) $8,896

University of Northern Colorado (Greeley, CO 80639-0001)
Christiane Olivo
FV-50330-12
East-Central Europe, 1989: the History and Philosophy of the Peaceful Revolutions

A four-week seminar in Berlin and Prague for sixteen school teachers on the background of the anti-communist movements leading to the peaceful revolutions in East-Central Europe in 1989.

Project fields: European History
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $109,084
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

University of Vermont (Burlington, VT 05405-0001)
William A. Stephany (project director)
Ronald B. Herzman (co-project director)
FV-50331-12
Dante's "Divine Comedy"

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on Dante's "Commedia," to be held in Siena, Italy.

Project fields: Medieval Studies
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $162,267
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV 25443-7000)
Sylvia Shurbutt
FV-50338-12
Voices from the Misty Mountains: Appalachian Writers and Mountain Culture

A three-week seminar for sixteen high school teachers on Appalachia's literary and cultural heritage.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $99,016
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Colgate University (Hamilton, NY 13346-1386)
Graham R. Hodges
FV-50341-12
Abolitionism and the Underground Railroad

A two-week seminar for sixteen school teachers to study the history of the Underground Railroad and abolitionism.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $88,301
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5679)
Richard S. Newman
FV-50343-12
The Abolitionist Movement: Fighting Slavery and Racial Injustice from the American Revolution to the Civil War

A four-week seminar for sixteen school teachers to examine the abolitionist movement from the time of the American Revolution to the aftermath of the Civil War.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $104,360
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Larry Wolff
FV-50344-12
Eastern Europe in Modern European History

A three-week seminar for sixteen school teachers focused on the place of Eastern Europe in modern European history.

Project fields: European History
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $86,611
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

California State University, Bakersfield (Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022)
Charles William MacQuarrie
FV-50353-12
The Irish Sea Cultural Province: Crossroads of Medieval Literature and Languages

A four-week seminar in Britain for sixteen school teachers to explore the cultural, literary, and linguistic diversity of the British Isles in the Middle Ages.

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Project fields: Medieval Studies
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $128,000
Grant period: 10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013

Amherst College (Amherst, MA 01002)
Austin D. Sarat
FV-50284-11
Punishment, Politics, and Culture

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on punishment and its place in American culture.

Project fields: Law and Jurisprudence
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $153,114
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Eastern Illinois University (Charleston, IL 61920-3099)
David Raybin (project director)
Susanna G. Fein (co-project director)
FV-50286-11
Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"

A four-week seminar for school teachers on Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, held in London with site visits to Canterbury and Oxford.

Project fields: Medieval Studies
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $136,555
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Western Washington University (Bellingham, WA 98225-5996)
John Purdy
FV-50289-11
Four Classics: First Novels of Native America

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers focusing on four contemporary Native American novels in their cultural contexts.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $121,934
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Harvard University (Cambridge, MA 02138-3800)
Maria Tatar
FV-50293-11
Golden Compasses as Moral Compasses: The Ethics and Aesthetics of Fairy Tales and Fantasy

A four-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on fantasy and fairy tales and their impact on imagination and moral sense in children.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $161,934
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

Texas A & M Research Foundation (College Station, TX 77843-0001)
Robert R. Shandley (project director)
Brent O. Peterson (co-project director)
FV-50294-11
Berlin's Cultural Diversity Across Two Centuries

A five-week seminar held in Berlin for sixteen school teachers to study Germany's cosmopolitan society over the past two centuries.

Project fields: German Language
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $149,794
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2012

San Diego State University Research Foundation (San Diego, CA 92182)
Kathleen B. Jones
FV-50298-11
The Political Theory of Hannah Arendt: The Problem of Evil and the Origins of Totalitarianism

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers to study three major works by political theorist Hannah Arendt.

Project fields: Political Science, General
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $144,169
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 3/31/2013

Library Company of Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA 19107-5679)
Richard S. Newman
FV-50304-11
The Abolitionist Movement from the American Revolution to the Civil War

A four-week seminar for sixteen school teachers to examine the abolitionist movement from the time of the American Revolution to the aftermath of the Civil War.

Project fields: U.S. History
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $110,603
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 9/30/2013

Funding details
Original grant (2011) $100,603
Supplement (2012) $10,000

University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (North Dartmouth, MA 02747-2356)
Gerard M. Koot
FV-50305-11
The Industrial Revolution in Britain: Historical Interpretations

A five-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on the Industrial Revolution in Britain.

Project fields: British History
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $155,839
Grant period: 10/1/2011 – 12/31/2012

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