Long Island University-Brooklyn will host a virtual four-week Summer Institute for Higher Education Faculty from July 12 to August 6, 2021 on the Federal Writers’ Project, part of the New Deal’s Works Project Administration during the Great Depression.
The institute will explore the project’s history, accomplishments, and literary legacy as our country’s first government-sponsored public history program, particularly with respect to its mission to document underrepresented stories about everyday American life and its impact on African American literature.
The program will accommodate 25 participants, including at least five non-tenured/non-tenure track faculty and up to three advanced graduate students. Applicants from HBCUs, HSIs, and tribal colleges are strongly encouraged to apply. This Level 1 program is being offered for the first time.