Welcome to the NEH Emancipation Resource Portal blog!
This is a dedicated space for blog posts from members of the academic community engaging with the NEH’s Emancipation events on September 17, 2012. On this blog will be posts with more information on the student contest, the live-streamed discussion, and the cultural performance at the Lincoln Memorial. It is also an information-sharing virtual forum for those interested in emancipation and Civil War history. If you wish to comment on any post, please note that we do not accept posts that contain profanities, hate speech, or endorsements. All comments are reviewed by our administrators. Please read our General Disclaimer and Comments Policy before submitting a comment. Thank you.
Written by: Dr. Gautham Rao
Assistant Professor, Department of History
American University in Washington, D.C. is honored to participate in the NEH’s Emancipation Resource Portal and its impressive programming for Constitution Day, September 17, 2012.
The Department of History, which is spearheading our efforts, encourages interdisciplinary study and, through our public history program, encourages students to practice history in public by collaborating with communities and cultural institutions to document and interpret both local and national histories.
Our Student History Society is excited to be able to attend Constitution Day events at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History on September 17. The NEH Emancipation Resource Portal also offers a spectacular opportunity for our community. We are using all means at our disposal, from electronic messaging to classroom reminders, to urge our students to study primary sources related to emancipation and submit their interpretations in … Read More »
Written by: Valérie Orlando
Director, Honors Humanities and Professor of French and Francophone Literature
University of Maryland, College Park
Fellow humanities scholars,
The Honors Humanities program at the University of Maryland, College Park is delighted to participate in the NEH’s Emancipation Resource Portal. Honors Humanities is a selective program within the University of Maryland’s Honors College that teaches students to use rigorous and innovative concepts from the humanities no matter what fields they go into. As we near the beginning of another school year, we are excited to incorporate a new element into our curriculum that gives our students the opportunity to interact with other humanities scholars and to participate in a national discussion and celebration of a crucial event in American history. We will gather students on our campus to watch a discussion between noted historians about the causes and effects of Emancipation … Read More »