Monday, February 07, 2011

United by Water: NEH Workshop in Lake Huron

Lake HuronImage via WikipediaUnited by Water: Exploring American History
through the Shipwrecks and Maritime Landscapes
of the Great Lakes

July 17-23, and July 24-30, 2011

The National Endowment for the Humanities is partnering with Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary and Alpena Community College to host a dynamic workshop for 50 community college faculty and administrators from across the nation. The workshop centers on one of the most important and well-preserved collections of historic shipwrecks and associated maritime landscapes in America.

This challenging and exciting workshop offers hands-on contact with history above and below the water's surface. Dynamic week-long explorations will take participants to museums and archives, lighthouses, beaches, industrial waterfronts, and to the actual shipwrecks. Workshop guides are an experienced team of historians, archaeolgogists, and educators who study, manage, and interpret this nationally significant collection of shipwrecks and landscapes.  Community college faculty in US history, western civilization, world history, political science, anthropology, archaeology, literature, fine arts, other humanities-related disciplines, as well as scientific and technological fields are encouraged to apply. Adjunct faculty are eligible, as are librarians, administrators, and other appropriate staff members. Although no scuba diving or swimming is required, every participant will have on site experience studying Great Lakes shipwrecks.

Application deadline is March 1, 2011. Application info is here.

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