The NEH Invites Applications for Summer Seminar: Take Note and Remember
Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Posted by: Shannon K. Larson
The National Endowment for the Humanities is hosting a two-week seminar: Take Note and Remember: The Commonplace Book and Its American Descendants. The seminar asks:
How do we manage information overload and make our own sense of the world? How, why, and in what ways do we take note and remember? Feeling overwhelmed with information is not only an aspect of the digital age. Earlier attempts to manage and make sense of information are found from the medieval period on, but especially in commonplace books and scrapbooks from the 18th through the 20th century. Commonplace books (books containing noteworthy text and images copied from other sources) and their descendants, the scrapbook, photo album, memory book, journal, anthology, and others, are holders of meaning, memory, identity, and place. Today many take the form of Pinterest or blogs. All are attempts made to manage and make personal sense of information.
The seminar seeks to bring together a diverse, collegial, interdisciplinary group of college and university teachers from across the United States to attend this seminar in the beautiful, historic region of Asheville, North Carolina, July 17-20, 2016.
The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016. Individuals selected to participate will receive $2,100.
For details, go to http://www.winthrop.edu/neh-seminar/.