NEH Summer Programs
The D’Arcy McNickle Center hosts summer institutes exploring topics in American Indian and Indigenous Studies. Funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, these institutes feature guest lecturers in American Indian studies, American history, art history, and literature, as well as Newberry staff experts in American Indian materials in several collections, including visual arts and cartography. The institutes bring in college and university teachers, school teachers, and graduate students from across the nation for four weeks of lectures, discussions, museum visits, and opportunities for primary research in the library’s rich humanities archive. The most recent summer institute was titled “The Early Republic and Indian Country, 1812-1833” for K - 12 teachers and featured guest instructors from University of Texas at Dallas, University of Wisconsin-Madison, North Central College, and Michigan State University.