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request for references

Hi H-net-ers,

I'm beginning to read for a new project and could use help in putting together a list of books/articles that might help. I'm looking at the mid-20th century and how ideas about land and progress mediate belonging. I know this is rather vague, but this is where my ideas are at the moment. Any help would be more than appreciated.


Deborah Cohen


AAS 2016 Summer Seminar in Historic American Visual Culture: "Seeing Nature"

The American Antiquarian Society’s 2016 Center for Historic American Visual Culture Summer Seminar will run from July 11-16, on the topic “Seeing Nature: The Environment in American Visual Culture to 1900.” The seminar will be led by Kathryn Morse, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, and Jon Coleman, Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Applications are due March 14, 2016.

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

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 in July 2016 on the Visual Culture of the American Civil War and its Aftermath.  Applications to participate will be accepted via mail, e-mail, and our online application system until March 1, 2016.