2011 NEH Summer Workshops at James Madison's Montpelier
The Workshops, entitled “James Madison and Constitutional Citizenship,” will take place at Montpelier, James Madison’s lifelong home in Orange, Virginia. The 2,700 acre estate is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, about 25 miles north of Charlottesville. The week-long workshop will be offered twice: Sunday, June 19, to Friday, June 24; and Sunday June 26, to Friday, July 1. Forty teachers from across the country will be selected to participate in each session.
A variety of constitutional scholars and historians will lead discussions throughout the week, focusing on Madison’s role in the creation, development, and maintenance of the new constitutional enterprise. Each afternoon, Montpelier’s professional staff will lead tours of James Madison’s home and plantation. Participants will be housed in the Constitutional Village at Montpelier and at a nearby hotel. NEH provides a stipend to cover costs for meals, accommodations, materials, and travel.
To be given full consideration, applications must be postmarked by March 1. Late applications will be considered only if vacancies remain. Applicants will be notified of their status on April 1.
For more information, please visit http://center.montpelier.org/neh.