We invite you to join us for our one-week workshops in June
2011. As NEH Summer Scholars at the “American History
through the Eyes of a California Family” workshop, you will
use the artifacts and archival sources of both the Dominguez
Rancho Adobe Museum and CSU Dominguez Hills Special
Collections to trace the Dominguez family history for over
two centuries. Their history and lands are entwined with
California 's rich Indian, Spanish, Mexican and American
NEH workshops feature well known scholars, hands-on work
with artifacts and archival documents, workshops and
experiential learning opportunities that will bring history
to life, and field trips to deepen historical and cultural
connections. Workshops address the Dominguez family business
and inheritance strategies and their relationship to natives
and migrants from varied social and cultural backgrounds.
Successful applicants whose title will become NEH Summer
Scholars will also analyze how territorial industrial
expansion transformed the American people and how massive
immigration after 1870, including the Chinese, some of whom
became laborers on Dominguez lands, formed new social
patterns and concepts about national identity.
$1200 stipends are offered to help cover travel, lodging,
and meal expenses.
Workshops will be offered twice and applicants may apply to
one, but not both, workshops. The first is the week of June
13-17, 2011 and the second is the week of June 20-24, 2011.
Continuing Education Units offered. Applications due March
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