25 April 2017
Dear NEH Summer Scholars Selected for the 2017 Institute,
Welcome to our Summer Institute for School Teachers (grades 6th – 12th) named Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert: Borderland
Narratives about Identity and Binationalism.
The Institute is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and will be held at the campus of The University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, Texas).
The institute dates are July 16th - July 30th, 2017 at The University of Texas at El Paso in El Paso, Texas. A stipend (taxable) will be provided to each summer scholar.
We developed Tales from the Chihuahuan Desert in an effort to reframe our national discourse about the ways in which we see and talk about the U.S.–México borderlands and its binational populations.
In the Information Packet we prepared, we provide answers for some questions as you begin planning for your participation in the Institute. The most current information will begin to appear on the Frequently Asked Questions web page and Travel and Housing web page. Updates will occur every week leading to the first day of the Institute. There are five payroll forms to complete and a biographical note to submit before May 15th, 2017. Instructions appear on pages 10 and 13.
We look forward to your participation and our learning together for student learning and understanding. Indeed, we anticipate shared professional learning and growth across the disciplines and an engaging, positive experience. ¡Bienvenidos!
Drs. Ignacio Martínez and R. Joseph Rodríguez, Institute Co-directors
The University of Texas at El Paso
El Paso, Texas USA
P.S. The application period closed on March 1st, 2017. Future seminars and institutes will be announced by NEH in February 2018.