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Dr. Marie Claire Wrage leads a discussion about a Holocaust memoir in 2014. Photo by Ben Siegel
Dr. Marie Claire Wrage leads a discussion about a Holocaust memoir in 2014. Photo by Ben Siegel

In 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. Teachers throughout Ohio and the surrounding region are invited to participate in the summer institutes. In addition to financial support from the Ping Institute, the summer programs have received funding from the Ohio Humanities Council and the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation.

Recent Summer Institute Events

Ping Institute for Teachers Summer Workshop | Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the Ancient World, June 16-18

Images of ancient Romans and GreeksThe Charles J. Ping Institute for the Humanities proudly presents: “Race, Ethnicity, and Identity in the Ancient World” a three-day workshop for high school teachers of the humanities on June 16-18. How old are concepts such as race and ethnicity? How did ancient Greeks and Romans define and describe people […]

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Posted on 05/06/2021

Ping Institute for Teachers Summer Workshop | Close Reading, Close Playing: Video Games, Pedagogy, and the Humanities Classroom, June 5-7

Chang and students plot their next moves in a game of Archaea.The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities presents a free three-day summer workshop for secondary teachers on Close Reading, Close Playing: Video Games, Pedagogy, and the Humanities Classroom with Dr. Edmond Y. Chang on June 5-7, 2019. Chang is Assistant Professor of English at Ohio University. […]

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Posted on 06/02/2019

Ping Institute for Teachers Summer Workshop | Remembering the Great War, June 13-15

world war i photo of bombed out, denuded forest with five soldiers walking  The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities presents a free three-day summer workshop for secondary teachers on “Remembering the Great War” from Wednesday, June 13, through Friday, June 15, at Ohio University. The First World War—at its outset dubbed “the war to end war” by […]

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Posted on 05/02/2018

Ping Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary

by Kristin Distel This year, the Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities celebrated an important milestone—its 20th anniversary of providing cutting-edge continuing education for secondary teachers and humanities faculty. The Ping Institute, which was founded by the Ohio University Board of Trustees, is widely recognized for […]

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Posted on 12/04/2017

Ping Institute Teacher Workshop | A Global Perspective on Islam, June 15-17

     The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities presents A Global Perspective on Islam June 15-17, 2016 A Summer Institute for Teachers Ohio University  •  Athens, Ohio Islam continues to dominate global headlines from the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to Boko Haram in […]

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Posted on 04/28/2016

Ping Institute Teacher Workshop | A Global Perspective on Islam, June 15-17

     The Charles J. Ping Institute for the Teaching of the Humanities presents A Global Perspective on Islam June 15-17, 2016 A Summer Institute for Teachers Ohio University  •  Athens, Ohio Islam continues to dominate global headlines from the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq to Boko Haram in […]

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Posted on 04/28/2016

For Two Young Girls, It All Began in Nuremberg

Marie Claire Wrage, professor emerita of French at Ohio University, leads a discussion about a memoir written by Rita Thalmann, who escaped from Nazi occupied France with help from Wrage's mother at the start of World War II. Photographer: Ben SiegelNuremberg, Germany, 1942. “Mother gave private lessons in English, so Rita would come to our house, and once a week they would have lessons,” explained Professor Emerita Marie-Claire Wrage. “One day my mother realized she was upset, and Rita said she was trying to get out of the country, but […]

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Posted on 06/26/2014

For Two Young Girls, It All Began in Nuremberg

Marie Claire Wrage, professor emerita of French at Ohio University, leads a discussion about a memoir written by Rita Thalmann, who escaped from Nazi occupied France with help from Wrage's mother at the start of World War II. Photographer: Ben SiegelNuremberg, Germany, 1942. “Mother gave private lessons in English, so Rita would come to our house, and once a week they would have lessons,” explained Professor Emerita Marie-Claire Wrage. “One day my mother realized she was upset, and Rita said she was trying to get out of the country, but […]

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Posted on 06/26/2014