This summer, Dr. Betsy is running a National Endowment for the Humanities’ Summer Scholars Workshop on Ohio’s Hopewell Culture and the faculty is a dream team of archaeologists, historians, and other experts who will be sharing their knowledge and passion for the past with you!
By visiting these internationally-significant sites in connection with scholarly discussions, Summer Scholars will gain an appreciation for the complexity of an ancient American Indian culture and gain expertise in the use and interpretation of historic sites.
When? The Workshop will be offered twice — from July 12-17 and again from July 19-24, 2015. The Workshop will begin at 2pm on Sunday, and end by 12:15 on Friday afternoon each week.
Where? We will be based at the Ohio History Center [link to Ohio History Center page] in Columbus, Ohio, but we will be spending a much of our time visiting the premiere earthworks created by the Hopewell culture: the Newark Earthworks [link to Newark Earthworks page ], Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve [link to Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve page], and the several earthworks that comprise Hopewell Culture National Historical Park.
Ohio Hopewell culture, Ancient Ohio Art series, excerpt showing figure based on the Shaman of Newark figurine
How to apply? Go to the ‘How to Apply‘ webpage for the details, but basically all you need to do is fill out an application, write a brief essay, and attach a resume. NEH Summer Scholars will receive a stipend of $1,200 at the end of the residential workshop session to help cover your expenses. And you can get college credit through the University of Akron! Go Zips!