Announcing the 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Faculty Seminars

The Cleveland Humanities Collaborative is pleased to announce that this year we will be hosting two offerings of our week-long, intensive seminar exploring one of the 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners. This year’s seminars will focus on Memorial Drive: A Daughter’s Memoir by Natasha Trethewey.

All seminar meetings will take place virtually via Zoom.

  • Seminar 1: Monday, July 19th through Friday, July 23rd
  • Seminar 2: Monday, August 2nd through Friday, August 6th

Participation Eligibility:

  • Faculty from educational institutions in Northeast Ohio and from CWRU’s North Star Institutional Partners.
  • Advanced Ph.D. students in Ohio and from North Star Institutional Partners.
  • Full-time staff from Northeast Ohio educational, arts, and culture

 About the Seminar

The seminar spotlights one of the Class of 2021 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award winners. The seminar emphasizes dialogue and creates space for collaborative discussion of strategies for using Anisfield-Wolf texts in teaching, educational outreach, and community engagement. In addition to discussing how these texts engage race/ethnicity and history, seminar participants will also examine how we teach and have productive dialogue about our history and complex social issues. Seminar meetings will take place for several hours each day, at a time determined by participants, with ample time for reflection, community-building, and intellectual exchange.

If you are interested in participating in one of this year’s seminars, please fill out the application here. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2021, and we hope to announce the list of accepted participants around June 15th.

If you have any questions about the seminar or the application process, please contact the CWRU CHC Program Manager, Allison Morgan, at