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LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States - Stipends

NEH Summer Scholars will receive the NEH-stipulated stipend of $2,200 to cover their expenses during the institute. The first check will be paid during the first week and the second during the final week. (Payment will require completing a W9 form, including your Social Security number, and taxes will apply to this stipend.)  Stipends are intended to help cover books and other research expenses, and ordinary living expenses.  Applicants should note that supplements will not be given in cases where the stipend is insufficient to cover all expenses.

LGBTQ+ History of the US - Eligibility

Please see the NEH Participant Eligibility Criteria for eligibility guidelines for NEH seminars and institutes for K-12 educators. [FILL IN HERE OTHER middle and high school education professionals]  are urged to apply.

LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States: Tentative Schedule and Syllabus

Pre-Reading (required):

Michael Bronski, A Queer History of the United States (Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2011);  Susan Stryker, Transgender History: the Roots of Today’s Revolution second edition (New York, NY: Seal Press, 2017).

Published September 16, 2021

This summer twenty-five scholars participated in the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning's fifth National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute Visual Culture of the American Civil War and its Aftermath.  Participants met virtually, with pre-recorded video presentations by seventeen noted historians, art historians, and archivists representing the range of current work in the field. Scholars led presentations, discussions, and hands-on workshops that assessed how information and opinion about the war were recorded and disseminated, and considered ways visual media expressed and shaped Americans’ understanding on both sides of the conflict.  Several live “Q&A” sessions featured nationally renown cultural institutions: American Antiquarian Society (Worcester,...Read more

Published September 15, 2021

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES), an independent, non-partisan statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education has funded a three-year study led by the Educational Development Center in collaboration with ASHP/CML, WNET, and Electric Funstuff. The Mission US series is one of the most widely used supplemental history interventions in the country with over 100,000 registered teachers and more than three million student users. Over the past decade, small scale studies of the games provided evidence for positive effects on students' understanding of historical content and thinking skills, but the efficacy of Mission US series has...Read more

Published September 15, 2021

The sixth Mission US game, Prisoner in My Homeland, won the 2021 International Serious Play Awards: Gold Medal in the K-12 Education Category. This Mission follows the experiences of teenager Henry Tanaka, whose family is forced to leave their home on Bainbridge Island, WA, for a prison camp in Manzanar, CA. Players grapple with the choices and challenges faced by more than 120,000 Japanese Americans as they coped with their unjust incarceration during World War II. As in the previous five missions, ASHP/CML developed the historical content for Prisoner in My Homeland in collaboration with academic advisors and Japanese...Read more