ISAS, along with the help of ORIAS, organizes a week long Summer Institute for K-12 and community college teachers -- mostly from World History classrooms. Teachers come to build up their international studies content knowledge for teaching and building curriculum. They look for stories, images, resources, and ideas to enrich their own content background and liven up the World History classroom beyond the textbook. It is generally attended by about 40 enthusiastic and bright teachers - very appreciative of the chance to hear from scholars in world areas. They are great fun to work with.

As an example of the institute format, you can see what we have done in the previous years by clicking on the links below.

If you are interested in participating in future institutes, please contact Shane Carter, the ORIAS coordinator.

The View from the Sea: Oceans in World History
June 26-28, 2017
Environmental History
June 1-2, 2017
Foodways in World History
July 21-23, 2014
Travelers in World History
July 22-24, 2013
Technology in Human History
July 23-25, 2012
Absent Voices: Experience of common life in world history
July 25-29, 2011
Causes & Consequences of Imperialism
July 26-30, 2010
Visible Power: Art in National Life
July 27-31, 2009
Pestilence and Public Health in World History
July 28th to August 1st, 2008
The Making of Cities
July 9-13, 2007
Encountering Nature in World History
July 24-28, 2006
PERSONAL NARRATIVES: Studying Cultural Interaction, Exchange And Migration Through First Person Accounts
July 25-29, 2005
Rule of Law: The Story of Human Rights in World History
July 26-30, 2004
Religion in World History
July 28 - August 1, 2003
The Role of Food in World History
July 29 - August 2, 2002
Cultural Representations in Children's Literature: Exploring Resources and Themes in Global Education
July 30th - August 3rd, 2001
Ancient Roots - Modern States
July 31 - August 4, 2000
Travelers: Cultural Interaction in the Medieval World
July 19-23, 1999
History Through Literature
July 13-17, 1998
Islam in a Comparative Context
July 14-18, 1997
Exploring the River Civilizations of China, Middle East and South Asia
August 5 - 9, 1996