Schedule of Events

 

Race and Mental Health in History and Literature: A Summer Seminar for Teachers

 Schedule of Events

*All core texts to be read before the date on which they are discussed in this schedule

Week 1, July 10-16: Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg

Sunday, July 10:

Arrival, welcome by project director Dr. Matthew Heaton

Monday, July 11:

8:30 AM – Meet at New Hall West, walk to Torg 3310 (after first day we will just meet at Torg 3310)

9:00-9:45 – Introductions and program orientation

9:45-10:30 – Heaton to give introductory remarks on program theme: “Race and Mental Health in History and Literature”

10:30-11:00 – Discussion

11:00-12:00 – Library orientation, Newman Library Multipurpose Room (with Veterans in Society Institute)

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:30-2:00 – Orientation to Health and Medicine databases with Ginny Pannabacker

2:00-4:45 – Begin brainstorming individual/group research project: Heaton available for consultations

4:45-5:00 – Wrap up and prep for Tuesday

Tuesday, July 12:

8:30 – 9:00 – Getting started

9:00 – 12:00 – Discussion of Souls of Black Folk

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-4:45 – Research on individual/group projects, with consultations by Heaton and librarians

4:45-5:00 – Wrap up and prep for Wednesday

Wednesday, July 13:

8:30-9:00 – Getting started

9:00-12:00 – Dr. King Davis lecture and discussion of “Central Lunatic Asylum for the Colored Insane Archives Project”

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-4:45 – Research on individual/group projects, with consultations by Heaton, Davis, and librarians

4:45-5:00 – Wrap up and prep for Thursday

Thursday, July 14:

8:30-9:00 – Getting started

9:00-12:00 – Dr. Davis lecture and discussion of race, mental health, and public policy

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-3:30 – Research on individual/group projects, with consultations by Heaton and

librarians

3:30-3:45 – Wrap up and prep for Friday

4:30-6:00 – Welcome Reception, Black House, Blacksburg

Friday, July 15:

8:30-9:00 – Getting Started

9:00-12:00 – Discussion of Native Son

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-3:00 – Research on projects

3:00-4:45 – Preliminary presentations on research projects

4:45-5:00 Wrap up and announcements for weekend travel

Saturday, July 16:

Unscheduled time

Week 2, July 17-23: Washington, DC

Sunday, July 17

10:00 – Depart for Washington – Meet at New Hall West to board vans

Approx: 2:30 – arrive at Catholic University, check into dorms

Monday, July 18:

8:00 – Leave from Catholic University

8:45-9:00 – Arrive at National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

9:00-9:30 – Admission and Registration

9:30-10:30 – Orientation provided by librarians on resources in History of Medicine collection

10:30-4:45 – Research using NLM collections with consultations from Heaton and librarians

4:45-5:00 – Wrap up and prep for Tuesday

Tuesday, July 19:

8:15 – Leave from Catholic University

8:45-9:00 – Arrive at Library of Congress, Madison Building

9:00-10:00 – Reader Registration, Madison Building

10:00-11:30 – Orientation to LoC from Science and Humanities and Social Sciences reference librarians, Jefferson Training Center, Jefferson Building

11:30-12:00 – Tour of Science and Business Reading Room, Adams Building

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-4:45 – Research on individual/group projects in location of choice

4:45-5:00 – Meet in front of Jefferson building for wrap up and prep for Wednesday

Wednesday, July 20:

8:15: Leave from Catholic University

8:45-9:00 Arrive at National Archives and Records Administration, Archives I, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Archives/Navy Memorial Metro station)

9:00-11:00 Orientation by archivists on searching and requesting materials, presentation on Record Group 418 (St. Elizabeths Hospital)

11:00 – 5:00 – Teachers have opportunity to consult sources and work on research project at NARA or return to NLM or LoC.

Thursday, July 21:

8:00 – Leave from Catholic University

8:45-9:00 – Arrive at St Elizabeths Hospital, 1100 Alabama Ave SE, Washington, DC (Congress Heights Metro station)

Julia Nguyen and Theola DeBose (NEH) and Patti Tuohy (NLM) to accompany.

9:00-12:00 – Dr. Martin Summers leads lecture and discussion on the history of African Americans at St. Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, DC

Please read for this meeting Martin Summers, “‘Suitable Care of the African When Afflicted With Insanity’:Race, Madness, and Social Order in Comparative Perspective,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 84, no.1 (2010): 58-91.

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:00 – Tour of St. Elizabeths Hospital

2:00-3:00 – Meet with Dr. Julia Nguyen, Senior Program Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities. Room to be provided by St. Elizabeths Hospital

3:00-5:00 – Time for researching, reading, work on projects

Friday, July 22:

All day: Teachers may return to any of sites visited earlier in week to continue research

Saturday, July 23:

Research at Library of Congress or NARA (limited services)

Unscheduled time for sightseeing in Washington

Week 3, July 24-30: Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg

Sunday, July 24:

10:00 – Vans leave Catholic University to return to Blacksburg

Approx. 2:30 – Arrive Blacksburg, check into New Hall West

Monday, July 25:

8:30-9:00 Getting started

9:00-10:00 – Review of DC research materials, continue project research

10:00-12:00 – Presentation and discussion with Dr. Michael Hughes, Department of Sociology, Virginia Tech, on sociological research on race and mental health/well-being

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-2:30 –Dr. Heaton leads lecture and discussion on history of race, colonialism, and psychology in Africa

2:30-4:45 – Continue project research

4:45-5:00 – Wrap up and prep for Tuesday

Tuesday, July 26:

8:30-9:00 – Getting started

9:00-12:00 – Dr. Uzoma Esonwanne to comment and lead discussion on Heart of Darkness

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-4:45 – continue research, Drs. Heaton and Esonwanne available for consultation

4:45-5:00 – Wrap up and prep for Wednesday

Wednesday, July 27:

8:30-9:00 – Getting started

9:00-12:00 – Dr. Esonwanne to comment and lead discussion on Things Fall Apart

12:00-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-4:45 – Work on individual/group research projects

4:45-5:00 – Wrap up and prep for Thursday

Thursday, July 28:

All day: Complete individual/group research projects

Friday, July 29:

9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00 – Presentations of research projects

4:00-5:500 – seminar review, evaluations, and closing ceremonies

Saturday, July 30:

Depart from Blacksburg