Past NEH Summer Programs

Past Programs

Monday, July 14, 2014Friday, August 15, 2014
A National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College and University Faculty
Monday, July 18, 2011Friday, August 12, 2011
NEH Summer Programs - Smith
The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography held a four-week NEH summer seminar for primary and secondary school teachers, “Envisioning America in Maps and Art” in 2011. Participating teachers explored how maps and art collectively shaped ideas about space, landscape, natural history, ethnography, commerce, and politics in the Americas.
Monday, July 12, 2010Friday, August 13, 2010
The five-week institute led by James Akerman (a geographer and Director of the Smith Center) and Diane Dillon (an art historian and Director of Scholarly and Undergraduate Programs) traced the interplay between American art and mapping from the transatlantic encounter into the 21st century.  Guest faculty included specialists in art, art history, cartography, geography, philosophy, America
Monday, June 22, 2009Friday, July 10, 2009
This 3-week seminar led by James Akerman (The Newberry Library) and Gerald Danzer (Emeritus, The University of Illinois at Chicago) was designed to develop cartographic literacy and encourage effective use of map documents in the classroom through study in the history of cartography.