Binghamton University to host 10th Don Quixote summer seminar


BINGHAMTON, NY – Lovers of Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote de al Mancha will get an opportunity to immerse themselves in the much-loved classic this summer during Binghamton University’s 10th National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) summer scholars program.

Titled “Reading Don Quixote,” the six-week NEH seminar will be led by Binghamton University Spanish professor and acclaimed Cervantes scholar, Salvador Fajardo, who will head up an intense reading and analysis of the classic work.

With class size kept deliberately small, participation in the seminar is by application only. And although geared toward full-time teachers, school administrators, school librarians, and individuals engaged in home schooling, Fajardo will consider requests from all Don Quixote fans. He will also ‘hold’ two slots for graduate students planning on pursuing K – 12 careers.

Participants selected for the seminar will be appointed as NEH Summer Scholars, which makes eligible for a stipend of up to $4,500. As a summer scholar, participants will be able to take advantage of a range of University facilities, such as housing, the library and the gym.

Supported by grants from the NEH, the seminar is in its 10th year.

For more information or to apply, contact Professor Fajardo at 607-777-4630 or

Or, visit the seminar website at


Last Updated: 9/17/13