Call for Applications: NEH Summer Institute on Modern Mongolia June 6-July 1, 2016 at Penn

Attention undergraduate university and college educators!   This is a great opportunity happening this summer at Penn.   


“Modern Mongolia: Heritage and Tradition Amid Changing Realities” is a four-week NEH Summer Institute (June 6-July 1, 2016) designed to provide 25 undergraduate university and college educators with resources needed to be able to expand curricular offerings in East, Inner, or Central Asian Studies. The question of how Modern Mongolia is navigating its place in the world will be explored through the humanities; art, literature, music, and dance provide useful lenses to view how cultures in Mongolia are changing and still yearning for the past. The Institute will engage educators with stimulating presentations, materials, and discussions, and provide them with necessary tools to build draft course modules tailored to their institutional and individual teaching circumstances. Ultimately, we strive to provide context to enable teaching about a changing Mongolia. The Co-Directors are David Dettmann, US Director of the ACMS, and Academic Lead Morris Rossabi, Distinguished Professor of History, City University of New York and Senior Research Scholar at Columbia University. Rossabi’s books include The Mongols and Global History, Modern Mongolia: From Khans to Commissars to Capitalists, and Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times. David Dettmann is an experienced professional who promotes Asian Area Studies through the ACMS and the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Summer Institute will be held at the American Center for Mongolian Studies (ACMS) on the historic campus of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. Now Receiving Applications: Deadline March 1, 2016 Includes: Free Tuition and a $3,300 Stipend to defray housing and transportation expenses. For questions, please contact David Dettmann via email at or by phone at (215)573-4204. For more details about the Summer Institute, visit the website at

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.