Project Connect 2013
Summer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
June 12 - 14, 2016
On June 12-14 2013, Project Connect hosted its inaugural Summer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies on Asheville School‘s 300-acre campus in West Asheville. Made possible by a grant from the E.E. Ford Foundation, Project Connect is a 3-day institute where educators will explore the unique curricular approach from Asheville School’s nationally acclaimed Humanities program in addition to interdisciplinary programs at other schools.
Interdisciplinary Studies with an Emphasis on Literature
On Wednesday, June 12, Project Connect began by welcoming to campus keynote speaker and New York Times best-selling author Allan Gurganus. To set the tone for interdisciplinary inquiry, Gurganus presented an unpublished essay titled, “If Fiction is One Form of History, How is History Itself Not Fictional?”
Over the course of the following day and a half, participants attended both work sessions and engaged in case studies.