Nov 3, 2011, 6:00pm
Martin E. Segal Theatre

Is There Anything More to See? Civil War Photography and History

Anthony Lee, Mary Niall Mitchell, Martha A. Sandweiss, Deborah Willis

Join noted art and american historians to address the persistence of photography’s influence over the vision of the Civil War, and what remains to be learned from the medium and the war’s visual record.  Among other questions, panelists Anthony Lee (Art History, Mount Holyoke), Mary Niall Mitchell (History, University of New Orleans), Martha Sandweiss (History, Princeton), Deborah Willis (Photography and Imaging, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU) and moderator Joshua Brown (History, The Graduate Center, CUNY) will discuss photography’s impact on Americans’ perceptions of the conflict in the past and how the meanings and uses of the visualization of the war have changed over time. This panel is part of Still Hazy After All These Years, a series marking the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War co-sponsored by ASHP/CML and the Ph.D. Program in History at The Graduate Center, CUNY.

For more, visit the American History Project website.


co-sponsored with the American Social History Project/Center for Media and Learning, the PhD Program in History and the PhD Program in Art History of The Graduate Center, CUNY, and the New York Council for the Humanities