7.0310 NEH Summer Seminar: 18th C Answers, 20th C Qs (1/35)

Thu, 25 Nov 1993 16:49:56 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0310. Thursday, 25 Nov 1993.

Date: Tue, 16 Nov 93 08:54:56 -0500
From: jschmidt@acs.bu.edu (james schmidt)
Subject: NEH Summer Seminar Announcement


I am writing to encourage applications for an NEH Summer Seminars for
College Teachers that I will be directing on the topic "What is
Enlightenment?: Eighteenth Century Answers and Twentieth Century Questions"
at Boston University from June 13 to August 5, 1994.

The seminar will explore the relationship between philosophical criticism,
religious faith, public opinion, and political authority in a group of
eighteenth-century German thinkers (including Kant, Mendelssohn, Jacobi,
Hamann) and in the writings of such twentieth century thinkers as Hans-Georg
Gadamer, Alasdair MacIntyre, Max Horkheimer & Theodor Adorno, Juergen
Habermas, and Michel Foucault. The seminar will be interdisciplinary in
character and applications from all disciplines are encouraged. To a large
degree, the specific direction of the seminar will be shaped by the
particular interests of the participants and applications proposing
alternative ways of examining the nature and legacy of the Enlightenment are

NEH Summer Seminars are intended primarily for individuals teaching
undergraduate courses, full- or part-time, at two-, four- and five-year
colleges and universities. Individuals who are not college teachers but who
are qualified to carry out the work of the seminar are also eligible.
Participants receive a stipend of $4000 to cover travel expenses, books, and
living expenses. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

Individuals desiring more information and application forms should write to:

Prof. James Schmidt
University Professors Program
Boston University
745 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215

Completed applications must be received by March 1, 1994.