Education Mission

The New-York Historical Society Education Division provides dynamic programming and curriculum resources for students and teachers in New York and beyond. Historical study sparks curiosity and creativity, promotes cultural understanding, and fosters an empowered citizenry to strengthen our democracy. Our staff of passionate professionals draws on our world-renowned collections to engage learners of all ages in the study of our collective past.

 

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Education programs are made possible through endowments established by
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Hearst Foundations
The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation

Public funds are provided by
Institute of Museum and Library Services
New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council
Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer
New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature

Education programs at New-York Historical receive generous support from
Gillian V. and Robert Steel
Pine Tree Foundation of New York
Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Foundation
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Altman Foundation
IBM
The Hearst Foundation, Inc.
Sherri and Darren Cohen
Deutsche Bank
Onassis Foundation USA
Rice Family Foundation
Maggie & Robert Boroujerdi
Susan Waterfall
Robie and Scott Spector
Keith Haring Foundation
Con Edison
Alan Shuch and Leslie Himmel
Richard Reiss
Barker Welfare Foundation
Consulate General of the Netherlands
Dan W. Lufkin
Susan and Robert E. Klein
The Michael Tuch Foundation
Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
GWG Foundation
Placer Partners and Ray Lent, Managing Partner
Henry Nias Foundation
an anonymous donor

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About NEH Summer Institutes

NEH Summer Institutes allow K-12 educators an opportunity to enrich and revitalize their teaching through the study of humanities topics that bear upon K-12 education. Participants will receive a certificate upon completion of the program, but the programs are not intended to duplicate graduate-level courses.

Women and Colonization: Early Encounters in the American Colonies

This institute will welcome 30 participants to pursue an intensive program of study under a team of scholarly experts, who present a range of perspectives on the history of women in the Americas. Participants and scholars will mutually explore connections between scholarship and teaching of women’s history in the K-12 classroom.

Stipend

Participants (Summer Scholars) will receive a $2,200 stipend for participation in the institute. The stipend is intended to help cover expenses incurred through participation in the program. Stipends are determined according to the duration of the NEH Seminar or Institute: one week ($1,300), two weeks ($2,200), three weeks ($2,850), four weeks ($3,450). The stipend is taxable.

Full-Time Study and Tenure

Participants are expected to attend all meetings and engage fully as professionals in the work of the project. During the project, participants may not undertake teaching assignments or professional activities unrelated to their participating in the project. Those who, for any reason, do not complete the full tenure of the project will receive a reduced stipend.

Evaluation

Participants are also required to submit an evaluation at the end of the program.

Dismissal from the Program

All Summer Scholars are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times. This requires a respectful attitude toward fellow participants, faculty, guest lecturers, and others in all settings (program sessions, field trips, etc.). Unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated, and egregious or repeated violations of this principle will be considered grounds for dismissal from the program at the discretion of the Project Directors. Reason for dismissal may include, but are not limited to, repeated absences from scheduled activities and disruptive or threating behavior.

Consult the NEH Principles of Civility for more information about expectations of participant behavior during the Institute.

 

 

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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