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NEH Summer Scholars will receive the NEH-stipulated stipend of $3,300 to help cover their expenses during the four weeks of the institute. The first check will be paid upon arrival and the second during the third week. Participants needing accommodations may stay at the BGC’s residence facility. Bard Hall, located at 410 West 58th Street, provides housing for the summer scholars. Scholars will be assigned to a shared two-bedroom apartment, with each scholar having their own room. There is a shared bathroom, and a shared living room and kitchen area for each apartment. The building is equipped with 24-hour security, a double-height lounge that opens onto a land­scaped outdoor space, an exercise room, conference and study rooms, and laundry facilities. Apartments are equipped for phone, cable TV, and Internet connections. Student apartments are furnished and, depending on size and design, contain a daybed/sofa, small dining table and chairs, desk, bookcase, twin or full-size bed, and chest of drawers. Guests must provide their own bed linens and towels.

For those who choose, the cost for Bard Hall housing for the duration of the NEH Institute is $1,350 per scholar. Preference for housing will go to those requesting single bedrooms in the shared apartments in Bard Hall. NYU offers some summer housing to Summer Scholars who wish to arrange their own housing; more information is available at

We would encourage NEH Summer Scholars to bring laptop computers. The BGC has installed a wireless network throughout the facilities. Bard Hall also has internet access. Those who do not bring a laptop will have access to computers in the BGC library and the Digital Media Lab, which has internet connections and a printer.

The BGC will host an opening and closing banquet. Weekly lunches will offer the opportunity to meet the guest co-leader. We also envision offering evening and weekend activities and excursions to participants on an optional rather than required basis. These may include dinners with speakers, further museum visits, and outings to relevant New York sites to further enliven material understanding of the city in the nineteenth century.


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

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