National Endowment for the Humanities

MSU History faculty have received a wealth of support from the National Endowment for the Humanities for teaching and digital research projects. Most recently, Professor Nwando Achebe was awarded a $199,040 grant to fund an “Africa in World History” Summer Institute for High School Teachers, which was held at Michigan State University from July 12-August 7, 2015. The institute brought together twenty-five high school teachers who explored strategies for incorporating Africa into world history. Institute lecturers include 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).

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For information on other NEH-funded projects in the department, visit our digital grants projects page.