The 2010 NEH Great War Summer Seminar
June 28-July 30, 2010
Welcome to the website for the 2010 NEH Great War Summer Seminar. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Great War Seminar, which will be held from June 28th to July 30th, 2010, will bring school teachers from across the country to the University of Kansas in order to learn about the American experience of World War I. Drawing on literature, history, and visual artifacts, participants will examine the ways in which the Great War affected the United States (the "Home Front"), the nature of American participation in the War (the "War Front"), and how Americans represented, remembered, and memorialized the War in the decades following its ending in November 1918. As we look towards the 100th anniversary of American participation in the Great War and the changes ushered in by this global conflict, it is especially apt to study the literature and history of the United States' involvement in World War I.
Read a review of of the new WWI art exhibit, "Machine in a Void: World War One and the Graphic Arts," at the Spencer Museum of Art here.
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