Summer Seminars and Institutes are 1- to 4-week residential programs that support collegial study of significant topics in the humanities and make use of important scholarship and primary resources such as archival documents, artifacts, or historic sites.
Typically, participants develop a scholarly and/or pedagogical project based on the topic. Programs take place throughout the United States, and participant stipends help cover travel and living expenses.
NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes
- focus on the study and teaching of significant texts and other resources;
- provide models of excellent scholarship and teaching;
- contribute to the intellectual growth of the participants; and
- build lasting communities of inquiry.
This year’s programs offer new perspectives on the philosophy of David Hume and Emmanuel Levinas, and the role of imaginal worlds in Buddhism. Other programs cover visual culture from the Civil War Era and the global patterns of empire and decolonization through the lens of radio and sound technology. Those with interests in Latin America could explore social diversity in contemporary Brazilian culture or review archival materials, including maps and pictorial histories, related to colonial Mexico.
For a complete list of the seminars and institutes offered this summer, along with eligibility and application requirements, please visit our website at the link below.