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

Culture in the Cold War

Culture in the Cold War, © Goethe

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During this 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.

During this four-week public film and lecture series, the National Endowment for the Humanities 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, the Institute seeks to: re-evaluate debates about artistic freedom and censorship; consider relations between high and low (popular), 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.

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