Phil Gambone Receives National Recognition
BUA’s own Philip Gambone has been selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 20 seminars and institutes supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. 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.
Phil will participate in the seminar “Johann Sebastian Bach: Currents and Cross-Currents in the Baroque Era and in Our Time.” The 4-week program will be held in various cities in Germany including Eisenach, Leipzig, and Potsdam, and will be directed by Professor Hilde Binford. Phil will leave for the seminar one week early in order to continue doing research on another project he is working on: tracing the route of his father’s tank battalion during World War II.
The 30 teachers selected to participate in the program each receive a stipend of $3,900 to cover their travel, study, and living expenses.
Topics for the 20 seminars and institutes offered for teachers this summer include 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.
The approximately 419 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach almost 73,000 American students the following year.