Middle Eastern Christianity: A Historic and Living Tradition




Peoria, IL


June 5-25, 2022


3 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




A three-Week NEH Summer Institute for Higher Education Faculty to develop curricula around the subject of Middle Eastern Christians in their broadest historic and contemporary situations. Participants will be coached by scholars of Middle Eastern Christianity from various humanities disciplines who will share their expertise on the religion, language, culture, and inter-religious dynamics of these communities throughout history, as well as in contemporary life--both in the Middle East and in immigrant communities throughout the world. The Institute includes some guided interaction with immigrant Middle Eastern Christian communities near the host institution of Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois.

Project Director(s)

Jason Zaborowski; Nelly van Doorn-Harder

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

David Bertaina; Akram Khater; Carolyn Ramzy; Jeanne-Nicole Mellon Saint-Laurent; Anba Suriel; Mark Swanson; Deanna Ferree Womack

Grantee Institution

Bradley University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs