Culture in the Cold War: East German Art, Music, and Film


June 17-July 14, 2018

Application deadline: March 1, 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.) 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. Email us at for info. —

NEH call for applications with faculty

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