The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities
New: Resources for Teachers
Ping Moments: Professors and Fellows of the Institute speak with their colleagues about how the humanities have engaged with plagues in the past, exploring how famous pandemics have appeared in history, literature, and drama.
Charles J. PingCharles J. Ping was the 18th President of Ohio University. Ping arrived on campus to an institution with great potential but in deep turmoil from a severe decline in enrollment and a critical financial situation.
Teacher WorkshopsOne-day workshops for high school humanities teachers. Teachers throughout Ohio and the surrounding region are invited to participate in one-day Ping Institute workshops for high school humanities teachers.
Ping Summer InstituteIn addition to the one-day workshops for school teachers, the Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities also sponsors an annual week-long Summer Institute for high school teachers.
About the Ping Institute
The Ping Institute follows the definition of the humanities embodied in the act that established the National Endowment for the Humanities. According to this definition, the humanities include, but are not limited to, the study of the following disciplines: history, philosophy, languages; linguistics; literature; archaeology; juris prudence; the history, theory, and criticism of the arts; ethics, comparative religions; and those aspects of the social sciences that employ historical or philosophical approaches.