Thomas Jefferson: The Public and Private Worlds of Monticello and the University of Virginia

Location

Charlottesville, VA

Deadline

Dates

June 30, 2019 - July 12, 2019 (2 weeks)

Type

Summer Program

Summer Program Type

Summer Program Audience

Contact

Thomas Jefferson: The Public and Private Worlds of Monticello and the University of Virginia seeks to bring K-12 school teachers together with some of the foremost scholars on Thomas Jefferson in a two-week institute during the summer of 2018. This institute will provide teachers with an on-site introduction to Thomas Jefferson's writings, architecture, and other evidence of material culture, with the goal of establishing a full and complex narrative of the life of not only Jefferson but those who inhabited the Monticello and University communities. By reading for themselves the evidence that can inform our understanding of Jefferson and his private and public realms, participants will be better equipped to teach the process of reading and understanding primary sources, both textual and material, and to evaluate them within a larger historical context. 

Project Director(s)

Lisa Reilly

Visiting Faculty

Louis Nelson; Elgin Cleckley; Peter Onuf; Lisa Spaar; Emilie Johnson; Nina Bates; Travis McDonald; Jeff Looney; Fraser Neiman; Gardiner Hallock; Bill Ferster; Christa Dierkesheide; Henry Wiencek

Grantee Institution

University of Virginia