NEH Summer Institute

NEH Institutes for College and University Teachers

NEH Institutes allow 25 Summer Scholars to participate in an intensive collaborative study of texts, topics, and ideas central to undergraduate teaching in the humanities under the guidance of faculties distinguished in their fields of scholarship. Institutes aim to prepare participants to return to their classrooms with a deeper knowledge of current scholarship in key fields of the humanities.

The "Finding Mississippi in the National Civil Rights Narrative: Struggle, Institution Building, and Power at the Local Level" summer institute seeks a marriage of the traditional narrative and the new narratives by bringing the Mississippi and the National stories together. Specifically, we explore in great depth the struggle for freedom in Mississippi while comparing it to significant events in other parts of the American South, allowing participants to address the power of the older national narrative and the newer one based on community struggles.