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City Lore Invites Applications for NEH Summer Institute for Teachers on Muslim Cultures and the Arts

Monday, February 1, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
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A Reverence for Words: Understanding Muslim Cultures through the Arts is a two-week NEH Summer Scholars Institute for K-12 teachers that will take place July 10-23, 2016 in New York, New York. The purpose of the Institute is to examine the high regard for poetry and its relationship to music and to the art of the book in Muslim cultures. The Institute includes talks by prominent scholars, musical performances, poetry readings of both classical and contemporary work, workshops on classroom ideas you can use, and a chance to explore relevant cultural sites in the area, including visits to a local mosque, a Persian garden, and the Islamic Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Institute gives teachers an opportunity to deepen their understanding and knowledge of Muslim cultures and the contributions of Islamic civilizations to world literature, history, art, and culture.

Faculty and guest artists include Najwa Adra, Stephen Blum, Mitra Dejkameh, Sylviane Diouf, Kewulay Kamara, Bruce Lawrence, Theodore Levin, Jawid Mojaddedi, Zeyba Rahman, Kemal Silay, Zohra Saed, Tahani Salah, and Amir Vahab & Ensemble.

Stipends of $2,100 provided to each participant to help cover travel expenses to and from the project location, accommodations, and ordinary living expenses.

Housing arrangements are the responsibility of the participant. However, City Lore will reserve a set of dormitory rooms at a local university nearby and will provide a list of other suggestions for affordable housing.

Application Due: March 1, 2016

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