NEH Summer Institute

American Soldiers in American Wars: History and Memory

NEH Summer Institute
Providence, RI

Note: The application deadline for the Institute has now passed.

This one-week Institute for K-12 educators provides teachers with hands-on experience and introduces a rich and engaging model for teaching the history of U.S. military conflicts. The model links scholarly debates regarding the causes of American wars, primary source analysis of the experiences of diverse groups of American military personnel, and investigations into both veterans’ personal memories of their service and the politicized nature of Americans’ collective memories of war. Sessions led by participating Institute Faculty and the Choices Program’s staff will help teachers deepen their knowledge about these conflicts and adapt the model for use in their classrooms.

For more information about the schedule, stipend, and logistics, and to register, please visit the Institute webpages.

Co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities
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Dozens of U.S. soldiers in formation march along a road in front of large helicopters in Iraq in 2003.

Participants will receive a stipend to help cover the cost of travel, lodging, and meals. They will also receive Digital Editions licenses for all of the Choices Program curriculum units covered in the Institute. Participants will have full access to Brown University’s Rockefeller Library, John Hay Library, and Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology.


This NEH Summer Institute is open to K-12 educators. Twenty-five applicants will be selected. Full-time or part-time educators who teach in public, charter, independent, and religiously affiliated schools or as homeschooling educators may apply. Participants must be United States citizens, residents of U.S. jurisdictions, or foreign nationals who have been residing in the United States or its territories for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline.

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