2009 NEH Summer Seminar

National Endowment For The Humanities Summer Seminar for Teachers

Production And Consumption in World History, 1450-1925

Director: Edmund Burke III
(History / University of California, Santa Cruz)

June 29-July 24, 2009

The University of California, Santa Cruz, hosted a summer seminar directed by Edmund (“Terry”) Burke III on “Production and Consumption in World History, 1450-1950″.

The Summer Seminar on “Production and Consumption in World History, 1450-1950” explored the history of the world economy from 1450 to 1914, through a study of the leading commodities in each historical era. During the seminar, participants developed a “commodity biography” or work on their own projects. The seminar was primarily intended for classroom teachers of world history, although others with a strong interest in teaching the history of world economy via commodities were warmly welcomed.

About the director: Edmund (“Terry”) Burke III is Professor Emeritus of History at UCSC and was the founding director of the Center for World History. He has worked with classroom teachers for a decade, and was co-director of “World History for Us All,” an NEH-funded initiative for world history in middle and high schools. Other faculty are Steven Topik (History/UC Irvine) and Pedro Machado (History/Santa Clara University).

Participants in the four week seminar received a $3200 stipend, which was meant to help cover travel, housing and food costs during the seminar. Participants were housed on a shared basis in faculty apartments on the UCSC campus. For further information on the application process, see the NEH website.


2009 NEH Summer Scholars

Rochelle (Shelley) Anziska
Yeshiva University High School for Girls, New York, NY

Rashmi Chopra
Hoover High School, North Canton, OH

Tom Collins
Annie Wright School, Tacoma, WA

Diane N. Egan
John S. Burke Catholic High School, Goshen, NY

Erica N. Evans
Miami Lakes Educational Center, Hialeah, FL

Karen Grant
Los Angeles School of Global Studies, Los Angeles, CA

Andrew Kretz
Woodrow Wilson High School, Los Angeles, CA

Andrea Maoki
Melrose Leadership Academy, Oakland, CA

John Morrow
Baltimore City College, Baltimore, MD

Carrie Sato
Hawaii Virtual Learning Network, Honolulu, HI

Neal Schultz
New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, NY

Sally Stanhope
Dekalb Path Academy, Atlanta, GA

William Tolley
Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, New York, NY

Sarah Wilkinson
Shrewsbury High School, Shrewsbury, MA

April Word
The Thacher School, Ojai, CA

Dr. Edmund (Terry) Burke III
NEH Seminar Director
Department of History, UC Santa Cruz

Pedro Machado
Visiting NEH Seminar Faculty
Department of History, Santa Clara University

Steven Topik
Visiting NEH Seminar Faculty
Department of History, UC Irvine