Wednesday, February 12, 2014

NEH Symposium on the Meaning of Property

This might be of interest to some property profs:  The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced a four-week inter-disciplinary program on the "Meanings of Property" to be held this summer at Marist College.  Successful applicants will receive stipends to cover their travel and living expenses during the program.  From the NEH:

Is property a God-given natural right for human self-preservation? Is property a method of controlling other humans, such as women and slaves? Is property a means of exploitation and accumulation, or is it an essential mediator between the individual and social dimensions of life? Such questions can be found in many different disciplines, often without dialogue or interrogation. This summer institute provides the opportunity to explore these different narratives in the company of leading scholars and teachers from a range of disciplines, in a beautiful setting by the Hudson River.

For further information and application instructions, see here.

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