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Professors selected for NEH Summer Scholar program

Dr. Erin R. Corrales-Diaz, Dr. Kimberly A. Hall to participate

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Dr. Kimberly A. Hall, left, and Dr. Erin R. Corrales-Diaz were selected as NEH Summer Scholars.
2016-05-17

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Two Wofford College professors have been selected as NEH Summer Scholars from a national applicant pool to attend one of 23 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Dr. Erin R. Corrales-Diaz, a visiting scholar in the Department of Art and Art History, will participate in an institute titled “Visual Culture of the American Civil War and its Aftermath. The two-week program will be held at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York (CUNY) and will be directed by Donna Thompson Ray. The 30 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $2,100 to cover their travel, study and living expenses.

Dr. Kimberly A. Hall, an assistant professor of English, will participate in an institute titled “The History of Political Economy.” The three-week program will be held at Duke University and will be directed by Dr. Bruce Caldwell. The 25 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $2,700 to cover their travel, study and living expenses. Topics for the 23 seminars and institutes offered through the program for college and university teachers this summer include Alexis de Tocqueville and American Democracy; American Maritime History; “Beowulf” and Old Norse-Icelandic Literature; Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales;” The Commonplace Book and Its American Descendants; Confucian Asia; Ernest J. Gaines and the Southern Experience; The History of Political Economy; The Land Ethic, Sustainability and the Humanities; Mapping, Text and Travel; Modern Mongolia; Moral Psychology and Education; Native American Histories and the Land; The Ottoman Empire, Europe and the Mediterranean World, 1500-1800; Presuppositions and Perception; Problems in the Study of Religion; Religion, Secularism and the English Novel, 1719-1897; Teaching the Reformation; Tokyo: High City and Low City; Urban Arts in Africa and the African Diaspora; Veterans in American Society; The Visual Culture of the Civil War and Reconstruction; and Westward Expansion and the Constitution.

The approximately 520 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach more than 91,175 students the following year.