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AAADS scholar earns national recognition

Claudia Drieling selected as NEH summer scholar

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Claudia Drieling

Claudia Drieling, a visiting scholar in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Indiana University Bloomington, was selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar and participated in the 2012 NEH Summer Institute “Contemporary African American Literature.”

Drieling was selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 20 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH.

The three-week program was held at Penn State’s University Park campus in State College, Pa., and was directed by Lovalerie King, director of the Penn State’s Africana Research Center.

The institute featured lectures and seminars conducted by renowned scholars of African American literature. The 419 NEH Summer Scholars who participated in these programs of study will teach more than 73,000 American students the following year.

The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions so that teachers can study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Topics for the 20 seminars and institutes offered for college and university teachers this summer included Oscar Wilde and His Circle; French history and National Identity Since 1990; Health and Disease in the Middle Ages; World War I in the Middle East; Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries; Tudor Books and Readers; Commemoration, Empire, and the City of Rome; Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Domestic and Global Contexts; Leonardo da Vinci; Mesoamerica and the Southwest; Visual Culture of the American Civil War; American Maritime History; Roman Comedy in Performance; Contemporary African-American Literature; Knowledge Networks in the Medieval Muslim-Christian-Jewish Mediterranean; Consciousness from Buddhist and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives; Experimental Philosophy; Asian-American Art, Research, and Teaching; The Etruscan and Early Roman City.

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