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Historic and Geographic Perspectives: Slavery in Virginia 1607-1758

Sponsored by The Virginia Geographic Alliance in partnership with UR SPCS •  Thursday-Saturday, July 26-29, 2017

During the 2017 Stratford Hall Summer Institute, twenty-five teachers will participate in a unique and practical educational experience.

Historic and Geographic Perspectives: Slavery in Virginia 1607-1758 is not just a set of lectures on the history of slavery in Tidewater Virginia, or an examination of geographic vocabularies applicable to the Virginia Tidewater. The six lectures offered by outstanding scholars will illuminate components of an immensely complex narrative, American slavery to the mid-18th century.

Set on the grounds of Stratford Hall in Westmoreland County, Virginia, home of two signers of the Declaration of Independence, this four-day residential institute is open to current state licensed teachers of United States history, geography, government, environmental science, and human geography, at the middle and high school, college, and pre-service levels.

Upon acceptance, each participant will receive a Stratford Hall Teachers Institute fellowship, which means that the Institute will be expense-free, with the exception of travel to Stratford Hall and three evening meals. Lodging is provided onsite. At the end of the Institute, each participant will receive a certificate recommending 30 re-certification points. Teachers may also enroll for three graduate credits through the University of Richmond.

Application to the Institute

To attend the Institute, you must complete the Stratford Hall Institute Application and return to Stratford Hall. The costs that participants will be required to cover are transportation to/from Stratford Hall and three evening meals. All other Institute costs (full tuition, housing and most meals) are covered by the Stratford Hall Teachers Institute fellowship. Along with your application form, please send a short essay of 250-450+ words on the impact of slavery on American culture.

Admission is limited to 25 educators, so register early to take advantage of this significantly discounted experience!

Graduate Credit Application

Accepted participants who wish to earn 3 graduate semester hours for the Institute may do so through the University of Richmond School of Professional and Continuing Studies for an additional fee of $800, the discounted graduate tuition rate for educators. Complete the PD for Educators application online to register for graduate credit; UR Student Accounts will bill registrants. Additional course work during and after the Institute will be required of those seeking to earn graduate credit.

  • Application deadline: July 26, 2017. Apply up to the first day of the institute for credit.
  • Payment deadline: August 2, 2017. Pay $800 online or in person via BannerWeb.

More Information

Review additional information on the Stratford Hall website or direct inquiries about the Institute to Jon Bachman via email or call (804) 493-1972.

Contact Us

Office of Summer Studies
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
490 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

Monday-Friday: 8:30am–5pm
Closed for University holidays