Toward a People's History of Landscape: Black and Indigenous Histories of the Nation's Capital




Washington, DC


June 12-July 1, 2022


3 weeks


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience



202-339 6461

"Towards a People’s History of Landscape - Part 1: Black & Indigenous Histories of the Nation’s Capital," a level 1 institute that is being offered for the first time, will convene at Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection. The Institute will bring humanist scholars from across the university together to explore alternative approaches to scholarship and teaching landscape-oriented social histories, centering Black and Indigenous historical narratives in the founding of the United States and the District of Columbia. This institute’s focus is identifying promising approaches to teaching “difficult” or challenging landscape histories. The results of the Summer Institute will become part of an online repository of teaching modules available to faculty around the United States.

Project Director(s)

Andrea Roberts; Thaïsa Way

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Chadwick Allen; Brandi Thompson Summers; Amber Wiley

Grantee Institution

Texas A&M University

Funded through the Division of Education Programs