Henry David ThoreauProjects relating to and resulting from this Institute program are provided here for your education, enjoyment, and use in your own classrooms:

  • A short video below, “NEH Summer Institute: Transcendentalism and Social Reform: Activism and Community Engagement in the Age of Thoreau,” provides an on-site tour of sites and seminars as well as interviews with the project directors, project faculty, and selected applicants who gathered in Concord for the Institute.
  • Five podcast teams (on sidebar) dive in to show how their own teaching and research have been inspired by what they learned during this Summer Institute.

Directed by Dr. Sandra Harbert Petrulionis and administered by Mr. Michael Frederick, Executive Director of The Thoreau Society

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