American History Seminar

Each year, the Council of Independent Colleges organizes a seminar on various topics in American history for full-time faculty members in history and related fields. The seminars are made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and are cosponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. In June 2015, David W. Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University, will lead a seminar on Slave Narratives.

Read an article about the seminar in the Independent.
 

 Current Status

 

Up to 25 participants will be selected by competitive nomination. Selection of participants will be announced on Friday, January 30, 2015.

 

 DATE AND LOCATION

 
The seminar wil be held June 21–25, 2015, at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Housing will be provided on campus.
 

 Costs

 
Room, board, and books will be covered by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Participants or their institutions will be expected to provide transportation to and from New Haven, however, CIC will reimburse up to $200 in travel-related expenses following the seminar.
 

 CONTACT INFORMATION

 
Questions regarding the seminar on American History should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC director of programs, at sgibson@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.