NEH Seminar-Summer 2013

Welcome to the homepage of “East-Central Europe, 1989: The History and Philosophy of
the Peaceful Revolutions,” a National Endowment for the Humanities 2013 Summer
Seminar for school teachers. We invite K-12 teachers from all disciplines to apply for
admission to the seminar. The four-week seminar takes place from June 23-July 20, 2013
in Berlin, Germany and Prague, Czech Republic, two cities that were at the very center of
political opposition movements under communism and developments that led to the fall
of communism in the region. These are perfect settings in which to examine the history
and philosophy of the peaceful revolutions.

Please explore our website for information about the seminar, including the “Dear Colleague” letter, which explains many details of the program; application information; the detailed seminar schedule; and links to tourist information about both cities. And don’t hesitate to contact us should you require further information.

Christiane Olivo, Seminar Director
Renee Dent, Administrative Assistant
Department of Political Science and International Affairs
University of Northern Colorado


Berlin Wall People from East and West Berlin gathering at the Berlin Wall on Nov. 10, 1989, one day after the wall opened.


“This summer seminar was absolutely wonderful in terms of theme, participants, readings, field trips, discussions, experiences. It was transformative a summer, reawakening sides of myself that had been dormant for a while and opening up new perspectives and approaches for my teaching.”

~Participant in the 2009 Seminar