Erten receives national recognition

Bilge Erten, a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 21 summer study opportunities supported by NEH.

The Endowment is a federal agency that each summer supports seminars and institutes at colleges and universities so that teachers can work in collaboration and study with experts in the humanities and related disciplines.

Erten will participate in an institute entitled “Teaching the History of Political Economy.”  The three-week program, which begins June 6, will be held at Duke University and directed by Dr. Bruce Caldwell, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for the History of Political Economy at Duke. 

As one of only 25 selected scholars, Bilge Erten will explore the ideas of great economic thinkers.

More information about the Institute is available online at the Center for the History of Political Economy Web site,