NEH Summer Institute, The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath

July 11-22, 2016, City University of New York Graduate Center

The American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning at the City University of New York Graduate Center will host a two-week NEH Summer Institute for college and university teachers July 11-22, 2016 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and its Aftermath. The deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.

The Institute will focus 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. Participants will hear presentations by noted historians, art historians, and archivists, and visit significant museum and archival collections.  Time will be provided to prepare individual projects and undertake research.

Speakers include: Lynne Zacek Bassett, Joshua Brown, Sarah Burns, Keith Davis, Gregory Downs, Thavolia Glymph, Lauren Hewes, David Jaffee, Ari Kelman, Maurie McInnis, Megan Kate Nelson, Kirk Savage, Susan Schulten, Scott Manning Stevens, and Richard Samuel West.

College/university faculty, independent scholars, museum professionals, and full-time graduate students specializing in U.S. history, American Studies, and art history or other related fields are urged to apply. Extensive prior knowledge of the Civil War or visual culture is not required.

Call for papers

Deadline: March 1, 2016

Posted: February 15, 2016