2016 NEH Summer Institute – Apply Now!
SMV Project co-Director Dr. Nancy Snow will join 14 other faculty to help lead the 2016 NEH Summer Institute: “Moral Psychology and Education: Putting the Humanities to Work.” Our Core Project Team member, Dr. Owen Flanagan, is also among the faculty.
From the Summer Institute website:
Several recent philosophers have emphasized the importance of the humanities for civic engagement, a flourishing democracy, and a globalized world. This four-week Summer Institute for College and University Teachers at Grand Valley State University from May 30 to June 24, 2016 extends discussion beyond the public function of the humanities to an intensive examination of the moral psychology behind effective moral education.
The Moral Psychology and Education (MPE) Institute integrates the work of historical philosophers such as Hume, Smith, and Dewey with current theoretical and empirical work in moral psychology to re-examine the role, function, and importance of the humanities for moral development and education. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Each week, we explore how the humanities function as a vehicle for moral education by examining music, literature, film, and art through the lens of moral psychology.
Applications are due on March 1, 2016. Apply now!