EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT 

NEH programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506. TDD: 202/606 8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).

PRINCIPLES OF CIVILITY

NEH institutes are intended to extend and deepen knowledge and understanding of the humanities by focusing on significant topics, texts, and issues; contribute to the intellectual vitality and professional development of participants; and foster a community of inquiry that provides models of excellence in scholarship and teaching. To achieve these goals requires an ethos of openness and respect.

THE PROJECT DIRECTORS ACCEPT PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ENSURING THAT ALL INSTITUTE DISCUSSIONS ARE:

  1. Firmly grounded in rigorous scholarship, and thoughtful analysis.
  2. Conducted without partisan advocacy.
  3. Respectful of divergent views.
  4. Free of ad hominem commentary.
  5. Devoid of ethnic, religious, gender or racial bias. All institute participants must abide by these norms of civil discourse.