NEH Selects Faculty for Prestigious Summer Seminar
Art History faculty member Maureen Shanahan returns today for her third week at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, working with an interdisciplinary team of scholars from universities across the nation.
Selected by the National Endowment for the Humanities for its highly competitive NEH Summer Seminar program, Professor Shanahan is collaborating on the Seminar’s four-week examination of World War I in the Middle East and North Africa. 2014 is the hundred-year anniversary of the start of WW I. Maureen will contribute to the Seminar her own art historical research, including her study of the French painter Fernand Léger (1881–1955) and his pictorial production in response to the war.
This Fall at JMU Dr. Shanahan is offering a course inspired by her research for the NEH seminar: “World War I, Memory, and Modernism.”