NEH Summer Seminars and Institutes

About NEH Seminars

Summer Seminars for School Teachers are offered by the National Endowment for the Humanities to provide teachers an opportunity for substantive study of significant humanities ideas and texts. Prior to completing an application to a specific seminar, please review the letter from the seminar director and consider carefully what is expected in terms of residence and attendance, reading and writing requirements, and general participation in the work of the project.

A Seminar for School Teachers enables 16 NEH Summer Scholars to explore a topic or set of readings with a scholar having special interest and expertise in the field. The core material of the seminar need not relate directly to the school curriculum; the principal goal of the seminar is to engage teachers in the scholarly enterprise and to expand and deepen their understanding of the humanities through reading, discussion, writing, and reflection.

Past NEH Seminars and Institutes

2019 Reimagining Jane Eyre and Great Expectations: Teaching Literature through Adaptations
2018 Why Literature Matters: Voices from Nineteenth-Century American and British Literature
2016 Dickens: Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities
2014 Performing Dickens: Oliver Twist and Great Expectations on Page, Stage, and Screen
2014 Great Adaptations: Dickens in Literature and Film
2011 Great Adaptations: Teaching Dickens Through Literary and Cinematic Adaptations
2007 Adaptation and Revision: The Example of Great Expectations
2004 The Remaking of Charles Dickens: Crisis and Transformation
1997 Reading Bleak House: Charles Dickens and Serial Production
1995 Reading Our Mutual Friend: Charles Dickens and Serial Production
1988 Victorian Novels of Selfhood: Great Expectations and Jane Eyre
1985 Dickens Humanities Institute
1983 Dickens and the Fantastic