The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center hosts a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university teachers from July 9 to 20, 2012 on the visual culture of the American Civil War (1861-1865).
The Institute focuses 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. Institute participants hear daily lectures and presentations by noted historians, art historians, and archivists; take part in hands-on sessions in significant museums and collections; and attend new media lab workshops.
Applications from independent scholars, full-time graduate students, scholars engaged in museum work or any field who are interested in the Civil War and its visual culture are welcome.
Donna Thompson Ray
ASHP/CML, The Graduate Center CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue, Room 7389
New York, NY 10016
Tele: 212-817-1963; Fax: 212-817-1568
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