BUILDING THE NEW SOUTH
THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATION OF THE PIEDMONT AFTER THE CIVIL WAR
Summer Workshop for Community College Faculty
Sponsored by the Landmarks in American History and Culture Program of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Elon University
1: July 11 - 17, 2010
Building the New South is a summer workshop that will bring community college professors together with scholars in the history of the American South to study and discuss the dramatic economic and social transformation that swept the South in the decades after the Civil War. The focus of the workshop will be the Piedmont, the portion of the South where the most dramatic change—industrialization—took place. Participants will read texts and primary source documents, visit historic sites and museums such as the Glencoe mill village and the Levine Museum of the New South, and do archival research at the Southern Historical Collection in Chapel Hill. The workshop will be led by some of the most prominent historians working in the field.
The workshop will be conducted at Elon University in the heart of the North Carolina Piedmont. Elon is one of the most attractive college campuses in the nation and is noted for its well-appointed facilities. It's located in the picturesque town of Elon, located on the outskirts of Burlington and a short drive (25-35 minutes) from Chapel Hill, Durham, and Greensboro. Two sessions of the workshop will be offered; both will begin on a Sunday afternoon and end the following Saturday.
Full-time and adjunct community college faculty in any humanities or humanities-related discipline are encouraged to apply for one of the two scheduled workshops, but other community college faculty and staff, including librarians and administrators, are eligible to compete, provided they can advance the teaching and/or research goals of the workshop. Each workshop will be limited to twenty-five participants. Participants will receive a $1200 stipend to help pay for travel expenses, books, food and accommodations. The completed application must be postmarked no later than March 2, 2010.