2009 NEH Summer Seminar

National Endowment For The Humanities Summer Seminar for Teachers

Production And Consumption in World History, 1450-1925

Director: Edmund Burke III
(History / University of California, Santa Cruz)

June 29-July 24, 2009

The University of California, Santa Cruz, will host a summer seminar directed by Edmund (“Terry”) Burke III on “Production and Consumption in World History, 1450-1950″.

The Summer Seminar on “Production and Consumption in World History, 1450-1950” explored the history of the world economy from 1450 to 1914, through a study of the leading commodities in each historical era. During the seminar, participants developed a “commodity biography” or work on their own projects. The seminar was primarily intended for classroom teachers of world history, although others with a strong interest in teaching the history of world economy via commodities were warmly welcomed.

About the director: Edmund (“Terry”) Burke III is Professor of History at UCSC, where he directs the Center for World History. http://ucsc.edu He has worked with classroom teachers for a decade, and was co-director of “World History for Us All,” an NEH-funded initiative for world history in middle and high schools. Other faculty are Steven Topik (History/UC Irvine) and Pedro Machado (History/Santa Clara University).

Participants in the four week seminar received a $3200 stipend, which was meant to help cover travel, housing and food costs during the seminar. Participants were housed on a shared basis in faculty apartments on the UCSC campus. For further information on the application process, see the NEH website at: http://www.neh.gov//projects/si-school.html

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Prof. Burke can be reached at (831) 459-2287 or by email at NEHseminar@ucsc.edu.