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APPLICATION: Historical Memory Professional Learning Seminar

Historical Memory: Myths and Monument of the Civil War


This professional learning seminar takes an in-depth look at how the Civil War is remembered in public history and made visible through works of art like public monuments. This five-day workshop is planned in collaboration between the African American Civil War Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.  Participants will explore monuments and historic sites in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, meet with historians, artist, and other experts on collective memory, and the Civil War.  

Workshop will be held at the African American Civil War Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The workshop will accommodate 30 participants.

Participants should plan to attend the entire program, which takes place Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Program fee: $200

Dates to Remember:

February 20, 2019: Application Submittal Period opens

April 30, 2019: Application Period closes at 5:00pm EDT

Ongoing: Final Notification of Acceptance

May 31, 2019:  Last date to confirm registration and submit fees for Professional Learning Seminar

July 22-26, 2019: Historical Memory: Myths and Monuments of the Civil War Professional Learning Seminar


1. Applicant Personal Information *This question is required.
2. Applicant School Information *This question is required.
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3. Applicant Personal Statement *This question is required.Applicants are required to submit a statement of purpose explaining why they would like to attend the Institute. The statement should include ways the applicant(s) will incorporate the subject matter in their classroom studies. In this statement, applicants will also outline a plan for how they intend to share the Institute experience with their students and colleagues upon completion of the program.