Denison Professor Selected for Seminar at Boston College
Date of Event: July 20, 2009
Posted: July 20, 2009 / Last Updated: July 24, 2009
Paul Djupe’s scholarly work on the role of religion in democracy just got a boost from the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH). The Denison University associate professor of political science has been selected from a national applicant pool as one of 15 teachers to participate in the “Religious Diversity and the Common Good” seminar at Boston College this summer. Each participant receives a $4,400 stipend from the NEH to cover expenses.
Djupe says his interest in attending the seminar arose, in part, because he’s co-authoring a book on the role of religion in democracy with Jake Neiheisel, Denison class of 2007, and another colleague. After Djupe and the other seminar participants take on issues related to the topic this summer, he hopes to share the process with his students this fall. “It’s collaborative work on a large scale,” he says.
The NEH, an independent grant-making agency of the U.S. government, supports research, education, preservation and public programs in the humanities. According to their Web site, NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, as well as to individual scholars.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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