Friday, February 24, 2012

NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Community College Faculty

The deadline for our upcoming NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture Workshop for Community College Faculty, entitled "African-American History & Culture in the Georgia Lowcountry: Savannah & The Coastal Islands, 1750-1950" is drawing near. 

Applications for our NEH program must be post-marked no later than March 1st, 2012 to be considered.

Two identical week-long workshop sessions are available, the first from June 10-16, 2012, and the second from June 17-23, 2012. The workshops are free of charge and participants will receive a $1200 stipend to offset expenses. Full-time, part time, and adjunct community college humanities faculty may apply.

Through a combination of course readings, scholarly lectures, landmark site visits (to Sapelo Island, Ossabaw Island, and other Historic Savannah Landmark District sites), community presentations, guided tours, and research at GHS's Library and Archives, participants will be engaged in a scholarly dialogue focused on examining the centrality of place in the urban and rural African-American experience in Georgia's Lowcountry and the larger Atlantic world.

For more information about workshop objectives and activities, please visit the Georgia Historical Society's Landmarks website at, or contact the Program Coordinator, Charles Snyder, by phone at 912.651.2125 x.140, or by e-mail at

Please forward this e-mail to any colleagues you think might be interested in the program.

Project funding provided by: The National Endowment for the Humanities

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Georgia Historical Society (GHS) is the premier independent statewide institution responsible for collecting, examining and teaching Georgia history. GHS houses the oldest and most distinguished collection of materials related exclusively to Georgia history in the nation.

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