The Graduate Center - City University of New York

Presenter Bios

Georgia_BarnhillGeorgia Barnhill is director emerita of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture at the American Antiquarian Society. Long-time Andrew W. Mellon Curator of Graphic Arts at AAS, Barnhill is a leading scholar of nineteenth-century American prints and has lectured and written extensively on the subject. Her many publications include Bibliography on American Prints of the Seventeenth through the Nineteenth Centuries (2005), and With a French Accent: American Lithography to 1860 (2012).

jb5Joshua Brown is executive director of the American Social History Project and professor of history at the Graduate Center, CUNY. He is author of Beyond the Lines: Pictorial Reporting, Everyday Life, and the Crisis of Gilded Age America (2002), and co-author of Forever Free: The Story of Emancipation and Reconstruction (2005). He received a 2010 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship and a 2012 NEH Research Fellowship for his in-progress book on Civil War visual culture.

fahsAlice Fahs is professor of history at the University of California, Irvine, and specializes in U.S. cultural history, including popular culture, print culture, and the market. She is author of The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865 (2000), Out on Assignment: Newspaper Women and the Making of Modern Public Space (2011), and co-editor of The Memory of the Civil War in American Culture (2004).

holzer1Harold Holzer is the chairman of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Foundation and the author, co-author or editor of numerous books on Lincoln and the Civil War era, including The Lincoln Image: Abraham Lincoln and the Popular Print (1984), The Confederate Image: Prints of the Lost Cause (1987), The Union Image: Prints of the Civil War (2000), Lincoln at Cooper Union: The Speech that Made Abraham Lincoln President (2004), and Emancipating Lincoln: The Proclamation in Text, Conext, and Memory (2012).

thumb_lee23Anthony Lee is professor of art history at Mount Holyoke College. The recipient of the National Museum of American Art’s Charles C. Eldredge Prize for distinguished scholarship, he is author of Picturing Chinatown: Art and Orientalism in San Francisco (2001); A Shoemaker’s Story: Being Chiefly about French Canadian Immigrants, Enterprising Photographers, Rascal Yankees, and Chinese Cobblers in a Nineteenth-Century Factory Town (2008); and co-author of On Alexander Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the Civil War (2008).

cynthia-mills1Cynthia Mills (1947-2014) was the executive editor of American Art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Smithsonian Institution. She was a leading scholar of nineteenth-century public sculpture, co-editor of Monuments to the Lost Cause: Women, Art, and the Landscape of Southern Memory (2003), and author of Beyond Grief: Art, Mourning, and Mystery in the Gilded Age (2014).

Richard_WestRichard Samuel West is the author of major studies on nineteenth- and twentieth-century periodicals and political cartoons, including Satire on Stone: The Political Cartoons of Joseph Keppler (1988), The San Francisco Wasp: An Illustrated History (2004), Iconoclast in Ink: The Political Cartoons of Jay N. (“Ding”) Darling (2012), and co-author of William Newman: A Victorian Cartoonist in London and New York (2009).

Peter_WoodPeter H. Wood is professor emeritus of history at Duke University. Wood specializes in African-American history and the black image in art. His books include (with Karen Dalton) Winslow Homer’s Images of Blacks: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years (1989), Weathering the Storm: Inside Winslow Homer’s Gulf Stream (2004), and Near Andersonville: Winslow Homer’s Civil War (2010).