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THE VISUAL CULTURE OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR
An NEH Summer Institute for College & University Teachers

July 7 – 18, 2014
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
New York, New York

This two-week institute supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities will focus on the Civil War’s array of visual media—including the fine arts, ephemera, and photography—to assess how information and opinion about the war and its impact were recorded and disseminated, and the ways visual media expressed and shaped Americans’ understanding on both sides of the conflict. Institute members will participate in seminars led by noted historians, art historians, and archivists; take part in hands-on sessions in museums and archives; and attend new media lab workshops. Guided by a faculty team that represents the range of work in the field, these institute activities will introduce the rich body of scholarship that addresses or incorporates Civil War era visual culture, encourage exploration for further research in the field, and assist in developing approaches that use visual evidence to enhance teaching and researching the history of the war.

Faculty: Jeanie Attie, Lynne Zacek Bassett, Joshua Brown, Sarah Burns, Gregory Downs, Alice Fahs, Lauren Hewes, David Jaffee, Maurie McInnis, Mary Niall Mitchell, Megan Kate Nelson, Kirk Savage, Richard Samuel West, and Deborah Willis.

Application deadline: March 4, 2014
Notification date: March 31, 2014

For further information, contact:

Donna Thompson Ray, Institute Director
American Social History Project
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
212-817-1963
dthompson[at]gc.cuny.edu

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