Contested Territory: America’s Involvement in Vietnam, 1945-1975
This NEH Summer Institute will explore modern Vietnam in order to situate the American War in broader spatial settings and longer historical contexts. Vietnam’s landscapes range from forests, over mountains, through fields, and downstream to river deltas. Vietnamese lives move from village to city, meander through cafes and rice paddies, cross oceans and land again. Many people called “Vietnamese” today did not even speak the national language until deep into the twentieth century.
Lecturers and Visiting Faculty
John Balaban; David Biggs; Chris Bunin; Jessica Chapman; Anne Foster; Mai Na Lee; Ngo Vinh Long; Morgan Pitelka; William Sturkey; Ben Tran; Julie Voelker-Morris
Funded through the Division of Education Programs