Teaching the History and Culture of Vast Early America




Williamsburg, VA


July 3-17, 2022


2 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




“Teaching the History and Culture of Vast Early America”—or the Vast Early America Teacher Institute (VEATI)—will take a capacious view of early America via deep dives into case studies and through lectures by the resident faculty and visiting scholars. To provide participants with a range of subjects covering Native American, African American, and European settler histories as well as the connections among them, the case studies of early American Texas, California, Arkansas, the Caribbean, Virginia, and the American and Haitian revolutions will be developed both in lectures and through secondary and primary sources readings.

Project Director(s)

Catherine Kelly; Ronald Johnson

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Barry Bienstock; Kathleen DuVal; Paul Mapp; Jennifer Morgan; Fabrício Prado; Karin Wulf

Grantee Institution

Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Funded through the Division of Education Programs