Education Programs: Institutes for Higher Education Faculty

Period of Performance

10/1/2012 - 12/31/2014

Funding Totals

$210,000.00 (approved)
$210,000.00 (awarded)

India’s Past and the Making of the Present

FAIN: EH-50306-12

Community College Humanities Association (Baltimore, MD 21237-3899)
Beverly Blois (Project Director: March 2012 to May 2015)

A four-week institute for twenty-four higher education faculty to study the history and culture of India in New Delhi and other important sites on the subcontinent.

The Community College Humanities Association (CCHA) proposes a four-week, summer institute, "India’s Past and the Making of the Present," to be held in New Delhi, India, 1 July - 26 July 2013. Beverly Blois (Northern Virginia Community College) and Daniel Ehnbom (University of Virginia) will serve as project co-directors, and David A. Berry, executive director of CCHA, will serve as project manager. This project will allow twenty-four humanities faculty from two-and four-year colleges and universities to study selected aspects of India’s history, literature, architecture, art and religion with some of the foremost scholars of India while on location in New Delhi, with additional trips to important historical and cultural sites such as the Taj Mahal and Varanasi.