NEH Summer Programs

Rand McNally travel maps. Wing Modern MS Bx. 5, Fl.#66 RMcN Series 5 Fl.#67.

Rand McNally travel maps. Wing Modern MS Bx. 5, Fl.#66 RMcN Series 5 Fl.#67.

The Smith Center frequently hosts summer seminars and institutes exploring topics in the history of cartography. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, these programs bring in graduate students, college faculty, or K-12 school teachers for several weeks of intensive research and group discussion. Participants balance classes—which include an extensive reading schedule and guest lectures from scholars—with original research in the Newberry’s extensive collections.

Recent summer programs have included “Envisioning America in Maps and Art,” “Mapping and Art in the Americas,” and “Developing Cartographic Literacy.”

Past NEH Summer Programs

Upcoming Programs

Monday, July 11, 2016Friday, August 12, 2016
A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty
Led by James R. Akerman, Newberry Library, and Jordana Dym, Skidmore College This five-week seminar will be held at the Newberry Library. Contact Us Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography The Newberry Library 60 W Walton Street Chicago, IL 60610 smithctr@newberry.org