Sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences
What are the Humanities and Why We Explore Them
The Humanities is the study of humans from a primarily qualitative perspective – the Humanities look at the how and why of human behavior and motivations; in other words, the Humanities focus on any area “where human beings pursue knowledge and the betterment of humankind,” according to MSU’s Institute for the Humanities (https://www.ih.msstate.edu/about/humanities).
This camp will provide 24 nominated scholars from across the state the opportunity to explore the Humanities with other like-minded MS scholars through expert lecture and class discussion along with hands-on activities and field trips, thus providing avenues for future potential study and/or careers and fun along the way!
Understanding Mississippi to Write the Future
Sunday, June 11 – Friday, June 16, 2023
Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS
Rising juniors/seniors in high school for the 2023-2024 academic year
Each day, the scholars will participate in single-session classes taught by professionals in various Humanities disciplines (African American Studies, Classic and Modern Languages and Literature, Communication, Cultural/Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Religion, etc.), and when classes are not in session, the scholars will have interactive activities, including field trips, that complement the various humanities subjects.
The classes and activities will stretch the scholars’ critical/creative thinking skills while the scholars also have fun and network with professionals and peers!
$150 for the week (all-inclusive)
Humanities Camp 2023 Payment Link and Payment Deadline Information
Residence hall housing and meal plan included in camp cost (dietary/ADA needs will be accommodated)
Nomination Form and Process
- Each school can nominate up to 2 scholars. The nomination process is comprised of at least one recommendation by academic faculty/staff from the school (e.g., teaching faculty, guidance counselors, assistant principals).
- Nominees may have more than one recommendation form submitted on their behalf so long as they are from academic faculty/staff from the nominee’s school – but quality of the nomination form will be considered over quantity regarding forms.
- Nomination forms must include parent/guardian contact information to be considered.
- Nomination Forms Available Starting December 1, 2022.
- Nomination forms are due by 11:59pm on Friday, February 17, 2023.
- Information packets about the camp and its classes/activities will be sent to the selected scholars.
For more information, please contact:
L. Abigail Voller
Instructor of English at Mississippi State University