From lectures and launch parties to multi-day workshops and institutes, the ASHP/CML welcomes the public, educators, students, and others to gatherings to engage with American social history. Sign up for our mailing list to receive announcements of upcoming events.

The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath

From 2012-2023, ASHP/CML hosted six National Endowment for the Humanities-sponsored Summer Institutes for college and university faculty on the visual culture of the American Civil War. Each year, the two-week institute focused on the era’s array of visual media— including the fine arts, ephemera, photography, cartoons, and monuments—to examine how information and opinion about the war and its impact were recorded and disseminated, and the ways visual media expressed and shaped Americans’ views on both sides of the conflict. 

LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States: Summer Institute for Teachers

From July 8-19, 2024, ASHP will host a National Endowment for the Humanities institute for 30 middle and high school teachers to study LGBTQ+ Histories of the United States. Participants will view research presentations by noted scholars, take part in pedagogical workshops, discover archival materials and teaching resources, and enjoy conversations with colleagues. In addition, they will participate in “behind the scenes'' virtual sessions with curators and staff at the Lesbian Herstory Archives, the LGBTQ Community Center, and New York Public Library.