NEH Summer Institute: Culture in the Cold War

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Summer Program
March 1, 2018
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, European History / Studies, Film and Film History, Fine Arts, Music and Music History

Call for Applications
Application deadline: March 1, 2018

NEH Summer Institute
For College and University Teachers

Culture in the Cold War: East German Art, Music, and Film
June 17-July 14, 2018

This Institute explores the role of the visual arts, music and film in socialist modernity. Selected topics—censorship and artistic freedom; the role of the state and surveillance; race and gender in art and politics—present compelling historical perspectives on issues being raised in classrooms today, based on the case of East Germany. (NB: German language skills are not required.) Faculty: Skyler Arndt-Briggs and Barton Byg (co-directors, UMass Amherst), Seán Allan (St Andrews), Joy Calico (Vanderbilt), April Eisman (Iowa State), Elaine Kelly (Edinburgh) and Johanna Yunker (UMass). Participants receive a stipend of $3,300 to help cover costs, and must be US citizens or have resided in the U.S. since 3/1/15. For info:

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For more information contact 
Konstanze Schiller or Kathryn Julian