Education Programs: Humanities Initiatives at Community Colleges

Period of Performance

10/1/2017 - 9/30/2021

Funding Totals

$97,160.00 (approved)
$53,804.38 (awarded)

The Veteran's Experience

FAIN: AE-256332-17

University of Montana (Missoula, MT 59801-4494)
Clint Reading (Project Director: January 2017 to August 2017)
Elizabeth Barrs (Project Director: August 2017 to March 2021)
Kimberly S. Reiser (Project Director: March 2021 to October 2022)

A three-year project to develop a veterans studies program.

Beginning in October 2017, Missoula College proposes to develop a humanities initiative focused on the theme of the veteran’s experience and its connection to the current conditions of American veterans and their families in our society. In keeping with the NEHs’ Common Good: The Humanities in the Public Square and Standing Together initiatives, the program will expand humanities learning at Missoula College by infusing humanities-based sources into the study of a topic significant to many of the students in professional training programs at MC. The program will develop an interdisciplinary course in Veterans Studies and a series of collaborative seminars that explore the nature of military service and how society supports its veterans and their families post-service. As part of the seminar series, voluntarily recordings of the oral histories of student veterans will be archived at University of Montana’s Mansfield Library.