Wednesday, December 23, 2009

NEH Foreign Study Fellowship Opportunity Summer 2010 : Perpetua of Carthage and Augustine of Hippo

Source : Late Antiquity Discussion Forum.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is sponsoring a summer seminar for College and University Professors in July of 2010 in Tunisia to be led by Professor Thomas Heffernan. Stipends of $3,900. are available for all who are selected to participate. The subject of the seminar will in part examine the representation of the self in the autobiographies of Perpetua of Carthage and Augustine of Hippo. Both subjects are Roman north African, both are converts, and both are early proponents of a sustained investigation of human personality. Although both of our subjects are widely studied this is the first time that we will have an opportunity to study them in their lived context against the backdrop of the material culture of Imperial Rome which gave such a profound shape to their lives. If you are interested in this seminar and would like a detailed presentation of the full five weeks including the eight field trips, see my National Endowment for the Humanities web site at the following URL

Dr. Thomas J. Heffernan, PhD, LHD
The Kenneth Curry Professor in the Humanities
Departments of English and Religious Studies
Program in Medieval Studies
1111 McClung Tower
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, Tennessee 37996-0430
Phone (865) 974-6968