Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller

Project: Research project

Project Details


A two-week summer institute for twenty-five college and university faculty to study the major figures of Transcendentalism: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Thoreau, and Margaret Fuller. The Community College Humanities Association requests funds for an NEH Summer Institute on 'Transcendentalism and Reform in the Age of Emerson, Thoreau, and Fuller' for 25 college, university, and community college faculty. Directed by Sandra Harbert Petrulionis (Penn State University, Altoona), the Institute will be held in Concord, Massachusetts, from June 18 through July 1, 2017, and features ten eminent scholars, including two recent recipients of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography: Phyllis Cole, Robert Gross, Megan Marshall, John Matteson Joel Myerson, Wesley T. Mott, Lance Newman, Melissa Pennell, Sandra Harbert Petrulionis, and Laura Dassow Walls. Housed at the historic Concord Colonial Inn, NEH Summer Scholars will have extensive research opportunities at the Concord Free Public Library, the Concord Museum, the Henley Library at the Thoreau Institute, and the Massachusetts Historical Society in Boston.
Effective start/end date10/1/1612/31/17


  • National Endowment for the Humanities: $128,881.00


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