Cotton Culture in the South from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement
Recipient: Gardner, Sarah E (Macon, GA 31207-0001 USA) in affiliation with Mercer University, Macon (Macon, GA 31207 USA)
Goal: A five-week high school teacher institute for twenty-one participants on the South's cotton culture from the close of the Civil War to the rise of the Civil Rights movement.
Description: The southern studies faculty at Mercer University proposes to host a five-week NEH institute for high school teachers on Cotton Culture in the South from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. The institute will allow twenty-one teachers of English, history, economics, government, geography, art, and music to learn about the complex social structures of the U.S. South in the crucial yet frequently misunderstood hundred years after the war, a period that included both major social problems and amazing cultural development. An interdisciplinary panel of experts on the South will use the cultivation of cotton--the South's most significant economic product during this time--as a means to analyze and understand the region's history, geography, economics, politics, culture, and literature.
Grant: 197461 / ES-50293-09, Category: Regional Studies, Division: Education Programs, Program: Institutes for School Teachers, Year Awarded: 2009
Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature
Recipient: Hammond, Elizabeth D (Macon, GA 31207 USA) in affiliation with Mercer University, Macon
Grant: 155304 / GL-22092-02, Category: History and Philosophy of Science, Technology, and Medicine, Division: Public Programs, Program: Libraries and Archives, Humanities Projects in, Year Awarded: 2002
Recipient: Hammond, L. Kenneth (Macon, GA 31207 USA) in affiliation with Mercer University, Macon
Goal: To establish an endowment for faculty development, library acquisitions, and a lecture series for the College of Liberal Arts as part of the university's sesquicentennial campaign.
Grant: 141672 / CU-20158-86, Category: Humanities, Division: Challenge Grants, Program: Challenge Grants for Universities, Year Awarded: 1986
Humanities in the Prison: A Great Books Program at Central Correctional Institution
Recipient: Watson, JoAnna M (Macon, GA 31207 USA) in affiliation with Mercer University, Macon
Goal: To support the adaptation of a great books program as a required component of Mercer University's established degree program at Central Correctional Institution.
Grant: 124078 / EG-20027-85, Category: Literature, Division: Education Programs, Program: Humanities Programs for Nontraditional Learners, Year Awarded: 1985