Education Programs: Landmarks of American History for Community Colleges, WTP

Period of Performance

10/1/2009 - 12/31/2011

Funding Totals

$147,416.00 (approved)
$147,416.00 (awarded)

Concord, Massachusetts: A Center of Transcendentalism and Social Action in the Nineteenth Century

FAIN: BI-50094-09

Community College Humanities Association (Baltimore, MD 21237-3899)
Sterling Delano (Project Director: March 2009 to June 2012)

Two one-week workshops for fifty community college faculty members on the Transcendentalists and nineteenth-century reform movements in Concord and its vicinity.

CCHA requests funds to sponsor two Workshops, July 11-17 and July 18-24, 2010, for 50 community college faculty on "Concord, Massachusetts: A Center of Transcendentalism and Social Reform in the 19th Century." Two one-week workshops (25 teachers/week) will examine how Concord served as a center for antebellum social reform activities, with emphasis on the antislavery movement, the women's movement, and the utopian movement. Five prominent visiting scholars will conduct seminars each week. Guided visits to major historic and literary sites will supplement the seminars. Participants will depart Concord with a wealth of ideas and materials that can be used to reinvigorate their classrooms.