The Landmarks of American History and Culture
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
Due date: March 1, 2011
The Landmarks of American History and Culture program supports series of one-week residence-based workshops for
a national audience of K-12 educators. NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops use historic sites
to address central themes and issues in American history, government, literature, art, music, and other related subjects
in the humanities.
The goals of the workshops are to
• increase knowledge and appreciation of subjects, ideas, and places significant to American history and culture;
• provide teachers with expertise in the use and interpretation of historical sites and of material and archival
• encourage historical and cultural sites to develop greater capacity and scale for professional development
NEH Landmarks workshops should be held at or near sites important to American history and culture (e.g., presidential
residences or libraries; colonial-era settlements; major battlefields; historic districts; parks and preserves; sites of
key economic, social, political, and constitutional developments; and places associated with major writers, artists, and
musicians). Applicants should make a compelling case for the historical significance of the site(s), the material resources
available for use, and the ways in which the site(s) will enhance the workshop.
NEH Landmarks workshops should be academically rigorous and focus on key primary sources, documents, and works
relevant to major themes of American history and culture. Leading scholars should serve as lecturers or seminar leaders.
Workshops should also provide the opportunity to work with primary documents and develop classroom resources
or a research project. Institutions or organizations that may host workshops include community colleges, universities,
four-year colleges, learned societies, libraries or other repositories, centers for advanced study, cultural organizations,
and professional associations. NEH expects host institutions to provide facilities conducive to scholarly research, discussion,
and interaction. Host institutions should arrange adequate housing for participants, which participants pay
for from the stipends provided to them as part of the Landmarks workshop grant.
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