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

Summer Film Institute © DEFA Film Library

Sun, 06/17/2018 -
Sat, 07/14/2018

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Four-week Public Film and Lecture Series

The NEH Summer 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.

Four-week Public Film and Lecture Series