"English Encounters with the Americas, 1550-1610" is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) sponsored summer seminar for college professors to be held July 5-29 at MIT. The gathering, which will convene guest speakers from history of science, colonial history and archaeology, is only the second NEH seminar to be hosted at MIT, and the first in more than 20 years.
Led by Mary Fuller, professor of literature in MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, participants will explore primary sources on Anglo-American contact using evidence and methods from several disciplines. Sixteen applicants will be chosen to participate, and will receive a $3,300 stipend to help defray costs of travel, housing and meals. Application deadline is March 1.
For information about the topic and approach of the seminar, the setting and guidelines for potential participants, read the Dear Colleague Letter from Fuller. For all details about the gathering, and information about how to apply, visit the seminar website.
Questions? Please contact:
Mary Fuller, project director
NEH Fellow, The Huntington Library, 2010-2011
Professor of literature
MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences