American History Seminar

Each year, the Council of Independent Colleges organizes a seminar on various topics in American history for full-time faculty members in history and related fields. The seminar is made possible through the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and cosponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

Read an article about the seminar in the Fall 2014 Independent.

 Current Status


Twenty-eight faculty members participated in the seminar on The Creation of the Modern American City: Chicago from 1830 to 1910, which was held June 16-20, 2014 at the Newberry Library in Chicago, Illinois.

Information on the nomination process for participants and further details about this past year's program are available in the 2014 American History Seminar brochure.



Questions regarding the seminar on American History should be directed to Stephen Gibson, CIC director of programs, at or (202) 466-7230.