Cleveland Humanities Collaborative to offer two summer seminars exploring a 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winner

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative will host two offerings of its week-long, intensive seminar exploring one of the 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners. This year’s seminars will focus on Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey.

The seminars will be held:

  • Seminar 1: Monday, July 19, through Friday, July 23
  • Seminar 2: Monday, Aug. 2 through Friday, Aug. 6

All seminar meetings will take place virtually via Zoom.

The following individuals are eligible to participate:

  • Faculty from educational institutions in Northeast Ohio and from CWRU’s North Star Institutional Partners;
  • Advanced PhD students in Ohio and from North Star Institutional Partners; and
  • Full-time staff from Northeast Ohio educational, arts and culture institutions.

About the seminar

The seminar spotlights one of the Class of 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners. The seminar emphasizes dialogue and creates space for collaborative discussion of strategies for using Anisfield-Wolf texts in teaching, educational outreach and community engagement. In addition to discussing how these texts engage race/ethnicity and history, seminar participants also will examine how we teach and have productive dialogue about our history and complex social issues. 

Seminar meetings will take place for several hours each day, at a time determined by participants, with ample time for reflection, community-building and intellectual exchange.

Apply to participate in one of this year’s seminars. The deadline to apply is June 1. 

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative aims to announce participants around June 15.Contact Allison Morgan, CWRU Cleveland Humanities Collaborative program manager, at with questions about the seminar or application process.