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ASHP/CML Launches NEH Summer Institute Website: The Visual Culture of the American Civil War

Published November 1, 2011

We are pleased to announce the launch of our NEH Summer Institute website, The Visual Culture of the American Civil War. On this site you will find information about our July 2012 summer institute for college and university faculty, which we are hosting at the CUNY Graduate Center. The institute will focus on the 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. The site contains such items as a “Dear Colleague” letter for prospective applicants, application instructions, a listing of institute faculty, a preliminary institute schedule and syllabus, and a mini-poster. If you plan to apply, be sure to review NEH’s Application Information and Instructions to determine your eligibility.

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