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Common Ground

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We cordially invite you to apply to our NEH 2018 Summer Institute: Common Ground

July 8-21, 2018

New York City and the Adirondack State Park, New York

Common Ground is a two-week NEH Summer Institute for twenty-five K-12 teachers focused on the Gilded Age and Progressive Era (GAPE), from roughly the end of the Civil War to World War I. Led by State University of New York (SUNY-Cortland) historians Kevin Sheets and Randi Storch, Common Ground offers a comparative residential experience where participants pursue parallel thematic tracks in New York City and the Adirondacks. By spending a week in each landscape, studying its history, geography, and sources, summer scholars are prepared to consider the vital linkages connecting these regions. Framed by a sustained discussion of land's centrality to American identity, Common Ground invites participants to deepen their understanding of the GAPE from the comparative perspective of two contrasting landscapes. 

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Contact Information

Kerri Freese, project coordinator
commongroundneh@cortland.edu
607-753-2913.

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