What to Expect
This seminar, due to the likely continuation of the Covid pandemic, will be conducted virtually. While this is a different medium than face-to-face, a virtual seminar of this caliber is now accessible to participants who otherwise couldn’t take part. We will strive for collegiality by creating time for more discussion than originally planned; asynchronous videos, narrated slides, curated tours of relevant collections, and online discussion circles for informal conversations and resource sharing; and synchronous visits by scholars, NGO leaders, curators for Q&A, and survivors.
Working outline of a typical day
Due to time-zone differences we will meet synchronously (live and together as a whole group) each day (except weekends) from 12noon to 4 or 5PM EDT. Preparation for the next day can take place outside of synchronous hours; these are referred to as “asynchronous” hours. Participants in NEH-funded seminars last summer report that this schedule provided ample asynchronous time for consultation with the seminar director as well as reading; viewing periodic pre-recorded videos, narrated slides, and virtual tours; and small-group discussions on their own that, together, resulted in particularly rich synchronous discussions.
11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Daily check in
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. Logistics and framework for inquiry & discussion
12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Lunch break / informal discussion optional
1:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Guest presenters and/or assigned resource analysis (with 15 minute break)
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Review of next day
3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 - 4:45 p.m. Guest presenters and/or assigned resource analysis
4:45 - 5:00 p.m. Review of next day
Asynchronous hours (estimated)
Reading prep: 60 min.
Video, slides, tours: 30 min.
Discussion circles: 30-60 min.
Key dates – please note:
March 1- Application deadline
March 26 - Notification of applications disposition
April 5 - Accepted applicants to confirm intention to participate
May 1 - Participants to receive final schedule, syllabus, reading list and advice, and bios
June 17-30 - Seminar
Stipends and other matters
This seminar offers participants $2100 for completion of the seminar. The stipend under virtual conditions may be used for child care, hot spot purchase, and scanning documents. For other requirements, please inquire at NEHSem@kean.edu. In addition, each participant can spend up to $105 for books.
Participants may request formal certificates of completion.
Upon acceptance we will inform participants of the platforms and digital tools we expect to utilize for this seminar.