Privileges and Responsibilities

The National Endowment for the Humanities summer institute for higher education faculty "Law and Culture in Medieval England" is hosted by Western Michigan University.

Due to the ongoing health crisis, the institute is being held virtually. Activities will be conducted synchronously and asynchronously on the internet. All synchronous activities will occur on weekdays. There is no residential component.


Equal opportunity

National Endowment for the Humanities programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th St SW, Washington DC 20024.

Affiliate status

Participants have affiliate status at Western Michigan University during the institute, affording them access to the University's Elearning system and library privileges.


Participants are expected to complete some readings in advance of the institute and a series of reading assignments (primary sources and secondary literature) during the institute and to attend all meetings and engage fully as professionals in the work. During the institute, participants may not undertake teaching assignments or professional activities unrelated to their participation in the institute.

Principles of civility

In accordance with the NEH's principles of civility, all institute presentations and discussions should be:

  1. firmly grounded in rigorous scholarship and thoughtful analysis;
  2. conducted without partisan advocacy;
  3. respectful of divergent views;
  4. free of ad hominem commentary; and
  5. devoid of ethnic, religious, gender or racial bias.


Seal of the National Endowment for the Humanities.The summer institute "Law and Culture in Medieval England" has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor.

Disclaimer: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed on this website and in this institute do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.