April 17, 2012
The AHA is accepting applications for its NEH Bridging Cultures Project, "American History, Atlantic and Pacific.” We are looking for an enthusiastic group of 24 community college faculty (in teams of two faculty members from twelve institutions) who are interested in creating or revising U.S. history courses with lessons, units, and other work that deepen teaching on the United States in the world.
Project participants will take part in two institutes that provide an opportunity to work with subject specialists and gather materials from two world-class research institutions to enliven and enrich their courses.
The first institute, focused on the Pacific Rim, will be led by William Deverell (University of Southern California) and take place at the Huntington Library, in San Marino, California, January 14-18, 2013. Philip Morgan (Johns Hopkins University) will lead the second institute, focusing on the Atlantic World, at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., January 6-10, 2014.
The project will conclude with a January 2015 conference in New York City, where participants will present their projects to other historians and to an administrator from each participating community college.