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This NEH Summer Institute runs from Sunday, July 17, 2022 through the end of the day on Friday, July 29, 2022. Summer scholars are expected to remain through the end of the program at 4:00pm on Friday, July 29th.

Most days, sessions begin at 9:00am and runs through 5:00pm. Two field trip days are included, one each week of the Institute. Sunday, July 24th, is a scheduled free day.


In order to full participate in discussions NEH Summer Scholars must read the assigned readings prior to each day’s program. In addition, scholars should read these two books prior to their arrival at Ticonderoga.

  • James Kirby Martin, A Respectable Army: The Military Origins of the Republic, 1763-1789 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2015).
  • Ilya Berkovich, Motivation in war: the experience of common soldiers in old-regime Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017).
  • NEH Summer Institute Readings

Summer Scholar Project

Each NEH Summer Scholar is expected to create a lesson plan addressing one or more of the topics explored during the course of the Institute. The lesson plan must use primary documents referenced during the Institute.

The lesson plan will be due September 15, 2022, providing participants an opportunity to develop the lesson after the Institute. Sample lesson plans and guidelines will be provided at orientation.