Mystic Seaport Awarded NEH Grant

Thursday, February 18, 2010

The Frank C. Munson Institute of American Maritime Studies at Mystic Seaport has been awarded a “We the People” grant of $166,094 from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH).

The grant will support “The American Maritime People,” a six-week college and university teacher institute for 25 participants on American maritime history from the colonial era to the present.  As the third NEH Institute offered at Munson, the 2010 course will build on the latest research in studies of the sea, providing teachers with the opportunity to enhance course offerings by studying the influence of maritime activities on U.S. history and culture.  Through a series of seminars, “The American Maritime People” will employ interdisciplinary perspectives on American maritime studies, with an emphasis on the most recent social, cultural and ecological approaches. 

The campus for the six weeks of study will be Mystic Seaport.  As the nation’s leading maritime museum, Mystic Seaport includes 19 acres, 60 historic buildings, more than 500 traditional watercraft, 1,000,000 manuscript pieces and more than 1,000,000 artifacts. While the seminar hall will be the focus of the institute, the Museum and its maritime region will be used to inform further study through tours and exploration. The region has a long history of maritime activity, from colonial shipbuilding, fishing, whaling and merchant trade to the current presence of nuclear submarine construction and operations. The University of Connecticut's maritime campus and the US Coast Guard Academy are located nearby.

The stipend for NEH Fellows is $4,500 for the six-week institute, covering travel expenses, housing and food for the summer session. Books and other resources are also to be purchased with stipend monies.

These projects are designed primarily for teachers of American undergraduate students, but other qualified scholars and graduate students may apply.  Completed applications should be postmarked no later than March 2, 2010, and submitted to:       
Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier
Attn: “The American Maritime People”
Munson Institute
Mystic Seaport
75 Greenmanville Ave.
Mystic, CT 06355-0990
glenn.gordinier@mysticseaport.org

Faculty will include:  Dr. Mary K Bercaw-Edwards, University of Connecticut; Dr. James T. Carlton, Williams College; Dr. Jeffery Bolster, University of New Hampshire; Dr. Glenn S. Gordinier, Mystic Seaport [Co-Director]; Dr. John Hattendorf, Naval War College; Dr. James O. Horton, George Washington University; Dr. John O. Jensen, Sea Education Association; Dr. Rod Mather, University of Rhode Island; Dr Matthew McKenzie, University of Connecticut; Dr. Lisa Norling, University of Minnesota; Dr. Marcus Rediker, University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Eric Paul Roorda, Bellarmine University [Co-Director]; Dr. Helen Rozwadowski, University of Connecticut and Dr. Daniel Vickers, University of California at San Diego.

(www.mysticseaport.org)
 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Education/Training

Young Endeavour Sets Sail on World Voyage

The Royal Australian Navy operated Sail Training Ship Young Endeavour set sail from Sydney today for a 12-month voyage, circumnavigating the globe. Parliamentary

Transas Upgrades Simulator Complex in Batumi

The presidents of Georgia and Latvia open the Batumi State Maritime Academy renovated training center powered by the Transas simulators On November 27, 2014, President

San Jacinto College Breaks Ground on New Training Center

San Jacinto College has broken ground along the Port of Houston for its new 45,000-square-foot Maritime Training Center.   At the site of 3700 Old Highway 146 in La Porte,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Pod Propulsion Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1432 sec (7 req/sec)