NEH summer institute in Oaxaca, 2010

Stephanie Wood swood at
Wed Jan 20 01:23:52 UTC 2010

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"Mesoamerican Cultures and their Histories: Spotlight on Oaxaca!"
NEH Summer Institute, July 11-August 7, 2010, in Oaxaca, Mexico

This is a four-week institute for school teachers (K-12, public or  
private) wishing to develop curricular materials about Mesoamerican  
cultures and their histories (with a focus on the peoples of Oaxaca,  
in southern Mexico, in pre-Columbian and Spanish-colonial times). The  
institute will include excursions to ruined, ancient settlements and  
modern-day indigenous communities. We will have a week on archaeology,  
a week on ethnohistory, a week on the arts, and a week on film.   
Participating lecturers will be drawn from among Oaxacan scholars and  
a few faculty from the University of Oregon, home of a number of  
renowned Mesoamerican digital collections. We will offer optional  
technological workshops on Fridays. Curricular materials that result  
from the institute will become part of a free, shared resource among  

We have room for up to 27 teachers, plus up to 3 grad students who are  
preparing to be teachers. Participants who are selected from the  
national competition will receive a stipend of $3000 plus what is left  
from another $300 being held back to cover entrance fees on field  
trips, etc. The $3000 stipend is meant to cover most expenses such as  
travel, lodging, and food, but we cannot guarantee that it will cover  
all expenses (depending upon the choice of hotels and restaurants).  
Participants will arrange their own travel and lodging, but we are  
organizing some specials with hotels placed near our meeting locations  
in downtown Oaxaca city. Books are normally to be purchased from the  
stipend, too, but we are making digital versions of all the readings  
to save the participants money and to prevent having to carry heavy  
books in suitcases. For more information, please visit our website:
You may also send questions to: Stephanie Wood, Director (swood AT  
uoregon DOT edu).

Stephanie Wood, Ph.D.,
Wired Humanities Projects
Yamada Language Center
1236 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-1236

Tel. 541-346-5771
swood at
UO Annex, Suite 4
876 E. 12th Avenue

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