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Posted on Jan 15, 2014

Baltic Immigrants included in NEH Summer Institute at Columbia University

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College & University Teachers on “America’s East Central Europeans: Migration & Memory” at Columbia University, East Central European Center, June 8-29, 2014.

This NEH Summer Institute looks at 20th century Baltic, Western Slavic, South Slavic, Hungarian, as well as Jewish immigration to the United States from East Central Europe. Twenty-five NEH Summer Scholars will come together on the campus of Columbia University with some fifty master teachers and community representatives to address three core questions: First, what are some of the methodological and conceptual issues we should consider in the study of the East Central European emigrations? Second, how can we define the particular characteristics, motivations, and experiences of these immigrants? Finally, can we create a narrative synthesis of the “East Central European Experience” in America that could be integrated into broader courses on politics and immigration, sociology, and ethnic studies?

College teachers, independent scholars, museum curators, librarians and advanced graduate students are encouraged to apply for this competitive program. The application deadline is March 4, 2014, and successful applicants are notified March 31. Application information is available at NEHsummerinst.Columbia.edu or contact Co-Director Robert Davis (rhd2106@Columbia.edu) 212 854-4701.

Stipend, Tenure and Conditions of Award: Individuals selected to participate will receive $2,700. Stipends are intended to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, books and other research expenses, and ordinary living expenses. Stipends are taxable. Applicants to all projects, especially those held abroad, should note that supplements will not be given in cases where the stipend is insufficient to cover all expenses.

More information on National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute for College & University Teachers on “America’s East Central Europeans: Migration & Memory” at http://nehsummerinst.columbia.edu/