Graduate Center Awarded NEH Grant for Civil War Institute
The GC's American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (ASHP/CML) has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for a two-week institute this summer on the U.S. Civil War.
The GC's American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning (ASHP/CML) has received a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant for a two-week institute this summer on the Civil War.
Titled "The Visual Culture of the American Civil War and Its Aftermath," the program 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.
The institute will convene July 11-22 at the Graduate Center and will include excursions to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, and the New-York Historical Society.
Noted historians, art historians, and archivists will lead hands-on sessions, introducing participants to the rich body of new scholarship that addresses or incorporates Civil War and postwar visual culture.
NEH summer programs, now in their fourth decade, are peer reviewed and attract a competitively selected group of NEH Summer Scholars from across the country.
This week, ASHP/CML also received a Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant to support the CUNY Digital History Archive. The $15,000 award will be used to hire part-time historians, librarians, and a programmer.