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American Social History Project • Center for Media and Learning

The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath


An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers

July 5 – 16, 2021
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
New York, New York

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week summer institute in July 2021 for 25 college and university teachers to study the visual culture of the American Civil War and its aftermath. The institute will focus on the era’s array of visual media—including the fine arts, ephemera, photography, cartoons, maps, 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 and before and after the conflict. Participants will hear lectures by noted historians, art historians, and archivists and attend hands-on sessions in major museums and archives. A team of three institute faculty that represents the range of work in the field will introduce participants to the rich body of new scholarship that addresses or incorporates Civil War and postwar visual culture, prompt them to do further research, and help them to use visual evidence to enhance their scholarship and teaching about the war and its short- and long-term effects.

Faculty: Jermaine Archer, Georgia Barnhill, Amanda Bellows, Louise Bernard, Michele Bogart, Joshua Brown, Sarah Burns, Gregory Downs, Matthew Fox-Amato, Amanda Frisken, Dominique Jean-Louis, Barbara Krauthamer, Turkiya Lowe, Maurie McInnis, Susan Schulten, Scott Manning Stevens, Dell Upton.

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•ABOUT THE INSTITUTE•

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APPLICATION INFORMATION AND INSTRUCTIONS

Application deadline: March 2021
Notification date: March 2021

For further information, contact:

Donna Thompson Ray, Institute Director
The Graduate Center, City University of New York
212-817-1963
 
 
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Civil War Summer Institutes