Past Institutes

The American Civil War: History, Literature, and Culture (Spring 2023 In-Person Workshop)

On February 3, 2023, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Houston on teaching the history, literature, and culture of the American Civil War.


The workshop expanded participants' understanding of the history of the American Civil War and its representation in poetry, prose, music, and visual cultures/film.

The workshop featured close interaction with scholars, the examination of primary sources and texts, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities. Teachers received books and other instructional materials.


Workshop faculty included Kathleen Diffley (University of Iowa), Randall Fuller (University of Kansas), Coleman Hutchison (The University of Texas at Austin), and Caleb McDaniel (Rice University).

Location and Schedule

The workshop took place at The Kingdom Builder's Center in Houston. The workshop schedule is available here.


The workshop was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.


Questions about Teacher Institutes

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