2010 NEH Summer Institute

Mission
The Institute aims to rejuvenate the teaching of the history of economic thought in the college curriculum.

Studying the writing of the greatest minds in economics is always rewarding, but perhaps especially so in times of economic crises. At this Summer Institute, top faculty in the field and 25 scholars, selected from a diverse pool of national applicants, will trace the development of economic thought from the middle ages to the middle of the last century.

Hosted by Duke University
The Summer Institute will be held in the Social Science Building at Duke University. Duke, which boasts five specialists in the field on its faculty, is home to the Center for History of Political Economy, a center whose mission is to promote and support research in, and the teaching of, the history of political economy. The premier journal in the field, History of Political Economy, is published here.

Sponsored by the National Endowment of the Humanities
This boot camp for the history of economic thought is one of 21 summer opportunities provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Endowment is a federal agency that each summer supports seminars and institutes at colleges and universities so that teachers can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.