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Community College Humanities Association (Baltimore, MD 21237-3899)
George L. Scheper (Project Director: September 2006 to May 2009)

Faculty Humanities Workshops
Education Programs

$75,000 (approved)
$75,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/2007 – 12/31/2008

American Cities and Public Spaces

A residential program at the Library of Congress for ten community college humanities faculty members, during which the latter would undertake guided research and participate in lecture/discussion sessions around the topic of American cities and public spaces.

The Community College Humanities Association, in colloboration with the Office of Scholarly Programs at the Library of Congress, will offer to ten competitively selected community college humanities faculty from across the United States the opportunity to conduct systematic, guided research at the Library of Congress on individual projects within the general topic of "American Cities and Public Spaces." The project will consist of three periods of residence in Washington, D.C.: from June 3 through June 16, 2007; from January 13 rhrough January 19, 2008: and from June 1 through June 6, 2008. Participants will have support for a total of twenty-three research days the Library of Congress over a 13-month period. Three distinguished scholars in the fields of urban history and cultural studes serve as Institute faculty: Thomas Bender (NYU), Clement Price (Rutgers), and Mary Ryan (Johns Hopkins). LOC professional staff will serve as on-site research consultants.