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NEH Teaching the Holocaust through Visual Culture: Budget Reflection

NEH Teaching the Holocaust through Visual Culture: Budget Reflection

I keep careful notes of my budget while traveling, as you can probably see below. Traveling with NEH scholarship has allowed me to do transplant myself to a new town for weeks at a time to learn new stuff to take back to the classroom. For this NEH we were given a $2,100 scholarship that we were to use on everything for this program. As you can see I actually “made” a little bit of money in the end. NEH is one of the ways we keep our expenses low while still having fun in the summer.

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Pre Departure
Printing of readings Office Depot $22.92
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Frontier Air MCO 6:39am – PWM 9:39am $163.00
Uber Airport to Downtown Portland $13.30
Wander around Portland mass @ St. Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, popping into random churches, & graveyards $3.00
Lunch: Arabica Coffee Company, Portland Hummus & Veggie Wrap/Bee Stinger Latte $16.14
Uber $14.76
Amtrak Portland to Brunswick, Maine: 7:25-8:10pm $3.00
Check into dorms $0.00
Rite Aid shampoo, conditioner, hairspray, etc $22.43
Snack: Coffee by Design, Portland  Iced Raspberry Tea & Quiche $8.78
Dorm $35.00
SUBTOTAL $279.41
Monday, July 8, 2019
Breakfast Boho Coffee, Brunswick $6.81
Morning Session Course Overview & Introduction $0.00
Lunch Bowdoin College Meal Plan $11.50
Afternoon Session Film: Triumph of the Will $0.00
Hannaford’s Groceries grocery shopping $59.92
Welcome Dinner *provided $0.00
Dorm $35.00
SUBTOTAL $113.23
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Breakfast $0.00
Morning Session John Heartfield’s Response to the Rise of Fascism $0.00
Lunch Bowdoin College Meal Plan $11.50
Afternoon Session $0.00
Dinner cooked in dorm $0.00
Snack $3.00
Dorm $35.00
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Breakfast $0.00
Morning Session From the Swastika to the Yellow Star: Exploring the Nazi’s Visual Vocabulary of “Self-Love” and “Other-Hate” $0.00
Lunch Bowdoin College Meal Plan $11.50
Afternoon Session $0.00
Dinner: Sea Dog, Brunswick  I paid for another participant $90.00
Dorm $35.00
SUBTOTAL $136.50
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Breakfast $0.00
Morning Session Art and Artists under Fascism: The Degenerate Art Exhibition and the Great German Art Exhibition $0.00
Lunch Bowdoin College Meal Plan $11.50
Afternoon Session Bowdoin College Museum of Art $0.00
Dinner & Trivia Night: Flight Deck Brewing Food Truck: Lobster Wontons & Blueberry BBQ Chicken (another participant paid for my beer) $20.00
Uber Flight Deck Brewing to Bowdoin College $13.66
Dorm $35.00
Friday, July 12, 2019
Breakfast: Boho Coffee, Brunswick Onion bagel with Olive Cream Cheese & Tomato/Chai Tea Latte $12.11
Morning Session Holocaust victims document their experience: Henryk Ross and Charlotte Salomon $0.00
Lunch Bowdoin College Meal Plan $11.50
Afternoon Session $0.00
Dinner: Shere Punjab, Brunswick $20.00
Dorm $35.00
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Breakfast $0.00
Drive to Mount Battie ~1.5 hours drive/car rental paid by another participant $0.00
Mount Battie Ocean View Hike ~2 hours $0.00
Lunch: Peters Otts, Camden Dozen Oysters, Crab roll & Blueberry Gin & Tonic (I paid for everyone’s meal with my credit card & they paid me in cash) $167.00
Snack: Zoot Coffee, Camden $4.10
Lincolnville Beach $0.00
Drive to Freeport ~1.5 hours drive $0.00
L.L.Bean Summer Concert $0.00
Dinner: McDonalds Cheeseburger & hotdog at concert stand (another participant paid for me) $0.00
Dorm $35.00
SUBTOTAL $206.10
Sunday, July 14, 2019
Amtrak Brunswick to Portland, Maine (another participant paid for me) $0.00
Uber Train Station to Downtown $8.64
Breakfast: Becky’s, Portland Commercial Street Sandwich & OJ (another participant paid for me) $0.00
Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception $2.00
Lunch: Savage BBQ Split a Brisket & Pork Plate $31.00
Sea Dogs Minor Baseball Game another participant paid for me $0.00
Snack: Luke’s Lobster Beer & Salad $26.68
Amtrak Portland to Brunswick, Maine $6.00
Hannaford’s Groceries $8.48
Dinner cooked in the dorm $0.00
Dorm $35.00
SUBTOTAL $117.80
Monday, July 15, 2019
Breakfast $0.00
Morning Session Imagining the Unimaginable: The Holocaust as told by Graphic Artist Art Spiegelman $0.00
Lunch Bowdoin College Meal Plan $11.50
Afternoon Session $0.00
Evening Session Film: Europa Europa (1990) $0.00
Dinner dorm $0.00
Dorm $35.00
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Breakfast $0.00
Morning Session Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta $0.00
Lunch *provided by program $11.50
Afternoon Session $0.00
Evening Film: Denial (2016) $0.00
Dinner: Libby’s Market, Brunswick Lobster Roll & Vanilla Coke $20.13
Dorm $35.00
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Breakfast: Little Dog Coffee 16 oz iced mocha (bought for a participant) $6.00
Morning Session The Muscular Jew in America and Memorialization of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising $0.00
Lunch $11.50
Afternoon Session Survivor testimonies, clips from: Numbered, One Survivor Remembers, the Yale Fortunof Archive, and the Yad Vashem website $0.00
Dinner: Byrnes Irish Restaurant $23.00
Dorm $35.00
Thursday, July 18, 2019
St. John Baptist Catholic Church, Brunswick daily mass $0.00
Breakfast: Boho Coffee Raspberry turnover $3.35
Morning Session Germany and the U.S.: Memorialization of the Holocaust $0.00
Lunch $11.50
Afternoon Session $0.00
Final Celebration Dinner $0.00
Dorm $35.00
Friday, July 19, 2019
Breakfast $0.00
Morning Session Presentations $0.00
Lunch Bowdoin College Meal Plan $11.50
Uber Brunswick to Airport $20.00
Delta*** this flight got cancelled (see extra expenses below) $288.00
SUBTOTAL $319.50
TOTAL $1,598.60
National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarship $2,100.00
Income Minus Expenses $333.31
After my Return Flight was Cancelled Wanna read a play by play of my cancellation adventure CLICK HERE
Uber Airport to Train/Bus Station $14.06
Concord Coach Bus Brunswick, Maine to Boston, Massachusetts $30
AirBnb, Boston $110.59
Dinner $6.37
Uber AirBnb to Airport $7.07
SUBTOTAL $168.09

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