Culture in the Cold War: German Art, Music and Film is a four-week film and lecture series at the NEH Summer Institute. The Institute breaks new ground in the study of socialist modernity and culture during the Cold War, applying a sustained interdisciplinary examination into the role of arts and artists to the case of East German society. Drawing on the latest research in art history, musicology, film studies, history and German studies, it seeks to reevaluate debates about artistic freedom and censorship; consider relations between high and low as well as official and alternative arts cultures, and establish the importance and timeliness of revisiting this period of recent history in today’s college classrooms.
Twenty-five summer scholars will join seven international faculty members on the University of Massachusetts Amherst campus for a four-week Summer Institute for College and University Teachers funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
For the full lecture series schedule, click here.
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