Past Institutes

American Wars

On November 30, 2012, Humanities Texas and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) held a one-day workshop exploring American wars in conjunction with the museum’s exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath. The exhibition, organized by the MFAH, explores over 165 years of war through the art of photography. 


Topics addressed included the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. Content was TEKS aligned.

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


Workshop faculty included Robert M. Citino (the University of North Texas), David F. Crew (The University of Texas at Austin), Jeremi Suri (The University of Texas at Austin), and Jennifer L. Weber (the University of Kansas). 

Program Resource

Our December 2012 newsletter included a slideshow of images from the workshop.

Location and Schedule

The workshop overview includes the schedule and participants.


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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Jennifer L. Weber and teachers
Jennifer L. Weber and teachers analyze political cartoons published in response to Lincoln's inaugural address, the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Thirteenth Amendment.
Robert M. Citino and teachers participate in a discussion of E. B. Sledge's With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa, a firsthand account of combat in the Pacific.