NEH Summer Institute "Culture in the Cold War"

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End: March 1, 2018
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NEH Summer Institute | June 17-July 14, 2018


Culture in the Cold War:

East German Art, Music, and Film


This four-week NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers will explore the role of the visual arts, music and film in socialist modernity. Selected topics—such as censorship and artistic freedom, the role of the state and surveillance, and race and gender in art and politics—present a compelling historical perspective on issues being raised in classrooms today. Held at UMass Amherst, the inter-disciplinary program will break new ground in the study of culture during the Cold War, applying a sustained examination of the role of arts and artists to the case of East Germany. (NB: German language skills are not required.)


Faculty: Skyler Arndt-Briggs and Barton Byg (co-directors, UMass Amherst), Seán Allan (St Andrews), Joy Calico (Vanderbilt), April Eisman (Iowa State), Elaine Kelly (Edinburgh) and Johanna Yunker (UMass).


The application deadline for NEH summer programs is March 1, 2018. Participants receive a stipend of $3,300 to help cover costs, and must be US citizens or have resided in the U.S. since March 1, 2015.