Mary Fuller to lead NEH summer seminar: 
English Encounters with the Americas, 1550-1610


July 5—29, 2011
MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts

An opportunity for 16 college professors to explore
primary sources through an interdisciplinary lens 


"English Encounters with the Americas, 1550-1610" is a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) sponsored summer seminar for college professors to be held July 5-29, 2011 at MIT in CambridgeMassachusetts.

The gathering, which will convene guest speakers from history of science, colonial history, and archaeology, is only the second NEH seminar to be hosted at MIT, and the first in more than twenty years. Sixteen applicants will be chosen to participate, and will receive a $3,300 stipend to help defray costs of travel, housing and meals.

Led by Mary Fuller, Professor of Literature in MIT's School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, participants will explore primary sources on Anglo-American contact using evidence and methods from several disciplines. 




For more information 

For information about the topic and approach of the seminar, the setting, and guidelines for potential participants, read the Dear Colleague Letter from Professor Fuller. For all details about the gathering, and information about how to apply, visit the seminar website.

When to apply

Application deadline is March 1, 2011.


Please contact 
Professor Mary Fuller, Project Director 
NEH Fellow, The Huntington Library, 2010-2011 
Professor of Literature
MIT School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Suggested Links

Seminar Website | English Encounters with the America

Dear Colleague Letter | from Professor Fuller

Mary Fuller wins the Levitan Prize in the Humanities