Achebe receives NEH Africa grant

Nwando Achebe has received a $199,040 National Endowment for the Humanities Award to fund an “Africa in World History” Summer Institute for High School Teachers to be held at Michigan State University from July 12-August 7, 2015. The institute will bring together twenty-five high school teachers who will explore strategies for incorporating Africa into world history. Institute lecturers include Institute director Nwando Achebe and associate director John Metzler, as well as Peter Beattie, Pero Dagbovie, Walter Hawthorne, Isaac Kalumbu, Peter Limb, Folu Ogundimu, David Robinson, David Wiley, Christine Root, and Leo Zulu (all from MSU). Other lecturers are: Edward Alpers (UCLA), Karen Flint (UC, Charlotte), Cymone Fourshey (Susquehanna University), Robert Hardmond (Brooklyn Technical High School), Hilary Jones (Florida International University), Dennis Laumann (University of Memphis), Ndubueze Mbah (SUNY Buffalo), Harry Odamtten (Santa Clara University), Jonathan Reynolds (Northern Kentucky University), Shobana Shankar (Stony Brook University), Raymond Silverman (University of Michigan), and Rudolph (Butch) Ware(University of Michigan).

For more information on the Institute please see http://africanworldhistory.org.

09.05.14