NEH Summer Institute, The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath

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End: March 1, 2018
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The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning -- City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college/university faculty July 9-20, 2018 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath.  Applications are due March 1, 2018.


The Institute will focus on the era's array of visual media--including the fine arts, ephemera, and photography--to examine how information and opinion about the war were recorded and disseminated, and the ways visual media expressed and shaped Americans' understanding on both sides of the conflict.  Activities take place at the CUNY Graduate Center and other archival/museum sites around the city. Featured speakers are Jermaine Archer, Lynne Zacek Bassett, Louise Bernard, Joshua Brown, Sarah Burns, Keith Davis, Gregory Downs, Matthew Fox-Amato, Amanda Frisken, Lauren Hewes, Barbara Krauthamer, Turkiya Lowe, Maurie McInnis, Megan Kate Nelson, Kirk Savage, Susan Schulten, and Scott Manning Stevens.


Scholars and teachers specializing in U.S. history, American Studies, art history, independent scholars, museum professionals or full-time graduate students are urged to apply.  You need not have extensive prior knowledge of the Civil War or visual culture or have previously incorporated their study in any of your courses or research.

See ASHP/CML Institute website at