Humanities and the Sunshine State: Exploring Florida’s Past, Present, and Future

Humanities and the Sunshine State: Exploring Florida’s Past, Present, and Future
A residential summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors
June 14 – 19, 2015, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Humanities and Sunshine State is a one-week residential academic program at the University of Florida for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in Florida history and culture. Participating students will get hands-on experience in the research topics and methods of the humanities disciplines, and discover what humanities research teaches us about contemporary Florida life, including cultural diversity and the changing demographic landscape, sustainability and food justice, the health of Florida springs and farms, and the role of institutions and sports in community-building. Participants will interact with expert faculty and graduate students from the University of Florida and Santa Fe College, and take part in a number of field trips to special collections, archives, and significant cultural and natural sites.

Motivated students interested in learning beyond their traditional high school classroom are encouraged to apply. All high school academic concentrations and career interests are welcome. The cost of this 6-day program is $350, although several need-based scholarships are available. This program is a great opportunity for students to experience college life and learn about courses of study and career paths in the cultural industries. A few spots still remain.  Last day to apply is May 25.

This program is sponsored by a generous grant from the Florida Humanities Council (through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities) with additional funding from the Rothman Endowment of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Florida. Please circulate this announcement and the attached brochure widely.

For more information and to apply, visit