Women's Suffrage in the Americas NEH Summer Institute



Dates: July 23-August 3, 2018 (two weeks)

Location: Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Application Deadline: March 1, 2018

Stipend: $2,100




University and community college faculty in any field are invited to explore the remarkably understudied stories of how women in the Americas achieved the suffrage. Seventeen specialists from Argentina to Canada will each present a piece of the interconnecting pattern that led to suffrage extensions across the hemisphere.

The campus of Carthage College, stretched along the shores of Lake Michigan, will provide a picturesque setting for a two-week, in-depth experience. We will analyze suffrage movements and the politics that surrounded them. As we examine the meaning of citizenship, we will also ask who was included and who was excluded from formal political participation, when, and why.

Adjunct and non-tenure track faculty are especially encouraged to apply. Spanish or Portuguese language fluency is helpful but not required.

This NEH-funded program is a public manifestation of Women’s Suffrage in the Americas, a collaborative research project that aims to answer the question, “How did women obtain the vote in the Americas?” Our goal is to generate a theoretical model that will identify both constants and variables across the hemisphere, as well as classify various models to explain how, when, and why suffrage was extended to women in each case.


Women's Suffrage in the Americas has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this Institute do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.