Northeast Workshop to Learn About Multicultural Philosophy (NEWLAMP)

June 24, 2024 - June 28, 2024
Northeastern University

Boston 02215
United States

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  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)


McGill University
Michigan State University
West Chester University
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Northeastern University
Northeastern University
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Most undergraduate students in North America only read and discuss “Western,” Anglo-European philosophy in their philosophy courses. The problem is not that philosophy professors are generally unwilling to teach traditionally underrepresented areas such as African, Latin American, Indigenous, East Asian, South Asian, and Islamic philosophy. Rather, the problem is that most lack the familiarity needed to competently teach work in these areas. The Northeast Workshop to Learn About Multicultural Philosophy (NEWLAMP) project is a yearly week-long summer workshop aimed towards remedying this problem, by teaching philosophy teachers about a given underrepresented area, so that they can then teach it in their general undergraduate courses. Each year, NEWLAMP focuses on a different area. In June 24-28, 2024, NEWLAMP is an NEH Institute for Higher Education Faculty hosted at Northeastern University and focused on Native American, Indigenous and Land-Based Social and Political Philosophy. 

28 participants will be selected to attend the workshop. 

To be eligible to apply for a NEH-funded Institute, you must be:

  • a United States citizen, teaching in the U.S. or abroad at U.S. chartered institutions operated by the federal government; 

  • a resident of U.S. jurisdictions; 

  • or a foreign national who has been residing in the United States or its jurisdictions for at least the three years immediately preceding the application deadline

You are not eligible to apply if you:

  • are a foreign national teaching abroad;

  • are related to the project directors;

  • are affiliated with Northeastern University;

  • have been taught or advised in an academic capacity by the project directors;

  • are delinquent in the repayment of federal debt (taxes, student loans, child support payments, and delinquent payroll taxes for household or other employees);

  • have been debarred or suspended by any federal department or agency;

  • have attended a previous NEH professional development project (Seminars, Landmarks, or Institutes) led by the project directors.

Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. We encourage applications from advanced graduate students, early-career scholars, adjuncts, community college or regional university professors, and other underfunded faculty across the United States. 

Every participant will be provided with a $1,300 stipend (taxable as income) after the end of the program to help cover travel, lodging, and meals. Single rooms in Northeastern housing will be available at a discounted price. There is no registration fee.

Apply to NEWLAMP by emailing the following to [email protected], by March 5, 2024 (11:59pm ET):

I.      A short statement of interest in NEWLAMP (2-page max); please include in your statement your reasons for wanting to participate in NEWLAMP 2024, the number of moral, social, and/or political philosophy courses you usually teach every year, the levels of those courses, and the standard class size of each;

II.   A curriculum vitae; and

III.  A Brief Teaching Portfolio including: at least two sample syllabi (preferably in moral, social, and/or political philosophy) and at least one sample student assignment.

Compile all the elements in a single PDF with your First Name_Last Name in the document title (e.g., Leanne_Simpson.pdf) and submit it with the email title “2024 Institute Submission.”

If you have any questions, contact Candice Delmas ([email protected]) and [email protected].

Notifications will be sent out April 5, 2024. Accepted applicants will have until April 19, 2024, to accept or decline the offer to participate in the Institute. Waitlisted applicants will then be contacted. 

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