2011 Fall Workshops

2011 Fall CLA and Arthur Vining Davis workshop offerings

Free – A Window into the World of the Italian Renaissance

Saturday, September 17, 2011
9 am to 2 pm
Zehmer Hall at UVA

Spend a day exploring the culture, literature and history of the Italian Renaissance with literature, art history and other scholars discussing new ideas concerning our understanding of this vital period in European history. Learn about new digital resources for teaching Dante and other aspects of the Renaissance as well as how to implement this material into your curriculum from a master teacher.


A Free Civil Rights Workshop

Saturday, November 19, 2011
at Miller Center at UVA
9 am to 3 pm

Making Civil Rights Matter: How did the Freedom Struggle Change Government and the Government Change the Freedom Struggle?

Kent Germany, University of South Carolina – Director
Lisa Woollfork, UVA English Department
Stephanie Van Hover, UVA – Curry School
Maureen Costello, Southern Poverty Law Center
Film Interview with Dr. Julian Bond, UVA History Department

This workshop will explore the vital relationship in the post-World War II Civil Rights Movement between the grassroots and the government, the place where in the lingo of mass movements, the bottom-up met with the top-down. Participants will examine ways that local people forced the three branches of the federal government to dismantle the Jim Crow system of racial segregation.