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FS-231189-15Education Programs: Seminars for Higher Education FacultySt. Mary's College of MarylandTranscending Boundaries: The Ottoman Empire, Europe, and the Mediterranean World, 1500 - 180010/1/2015 - 9/30/2016$120,774.00Betul Basaran   St. Mary's College of MarylandSt. Mary's CityMD20686-3001USA2015Near and Middle Eastern HistorySeminars for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs1207740103244.330

A four-week seminar for sixteen college and university faculty on the Ottoman Empire and Mediterranean world in the early modern era.

The four-week NEH summer seminar offers college and university professors an opportunity to integrate stimulating approaches toward Ottoman, European and Mediterranean history. Recent scholarship problematizes the notion of a pre-modern world composed of isolated blocks in constant conflict with each other, promoting instead the idea of an uncentered transcultural region of intense interaction and exchange. This focus on global encounters urges us to revisit the role of the Ottoman Empire in European and Mediterranean history and to incorporate the latest insights into our research and teaching in the humanities. Indeed, when we move away from essentializing contrasts, Ottoman relations with the rest of Europe assume a startling character. Such a perspective reveals a relationship in which the ideological walls that seemed to divide Christian Europe from the Ottoman Empire instead become the framework to a rich and intricate web of interactions.

FS-50103-07Education Programs: Seminars for Higher Education FacultyNorthwestern UniversityThe Aesthetics of the Scottish Enlightenment, and Beyond10/1/2006 - 10/31/2007$119,426.00RachelE.Zuckert   Northwestern UniversityEvanstonIL60208-0001USA2006History of PhilosophySeminars for Higher Education FacultyEducation Programs11942601194260

A three-week summer seminar for fifteen college and university teachers on the aesthetic ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment and their influence on near-contemporary German philosophers, to be held at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

This three week seminar for college teachers, led by Professors Paul Guyer of the University of Pennsylvania and Rachel Zuckert of Rice University, is designed to afford participants an opportunity to study central works in philosophical aesthetics by figures of the Socttish Enlightenment, and their (near) contemporary reception in German enlightenment aesthetics. The seminar sessions will investigate not only philosophical theories concerning the nature of genius and of taste, and the varieties of aesthetic experience, but also the way in which these considerations inform, expand, and qualify broader Enlightenment political and scientific projects. The seminar will be based at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, which will allow participants to use the archives at the National Library of Scotland, the world's foremost collection of Scottish Enlightenment works. This seminar should be of interest to applicants in philosophy, history, art history, and literary studies.