Scott Seagle, an adjunct professor of history at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, has been selected from a national applicant pool to attend two of six summer study opportunities supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The endowment is a federal agency that each summer supports Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.
Seagle will participate in workshops entitled “Landmarks of American Democracy: From Freedom Summer to the Memphis Sanitation Workers’ Strike.” and “Progress and Poverty: The Gilded Age in American Politics and Literature, 1877-1901.”
The fifty faculty members selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend to help cover their travel, study, and living expenses.
Topics for the six Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops offered for faculty this summer are Transcendentalism in Concord, Massachusetts; John Adams in Boston and Braintree; the role of the American Lyceum in public culture; the Civil Rights movement; progress and poverty in the Gilded Age; and Cleveland’s place in American migration history.
The faculty members who participate in these studies, approximately 300 in all, will teach over 50,000 American students the following year.