Student Activity

Veterans Speak: War, Trauma, and the Humanities

In 2014, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) launched a new agency-wide initiative to encourage humanities programs that focus on the history, experience, or meaning of war and military service called Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War. This page highlights "Veterans Speak: War, Trauma, and the Humanities," the culmination of Governors State University's 2017 NEH funded project, along with materials related to the NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War grant program.

The video excerpt features a discussion with project co-director and GSU Professor of English, Dr. Rosemary Erickson Johnsen, and Marine Corps Veterans Robert E. Mason and Victor Jesus Garcia. The moderator is Kevin Smith, Director of Veterans Affairs at Governors State University. The full interview session, including insight from project co-director and GSU Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Dr. Andrae Marak, is available here.

NEH Programs for Veterans

Standing Together: The Humanities and the Experience of War

GSU Student Veterans Take the Lead in NEH Class on War and Trauma

NEH Impact: Engaging Veterans in Alternative Therapy

Humanities Washington: Stories of Service

Ethics and War at St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY)

Appalachian State University's Blurred Boundaries:
The Experience of War and Its Aftermath

Central Arkansas Library System's Fiction & Fact

Jefferson Community College's Dialogues of Honor and Sacrifice

NEH Dialogues on the Experience of War

EDISTEment & The Vietnam War

The Vietnam War Lesson Guide

Oral History as an Educational Experience

Doing Oral History with Vietnam Veterans

Resources for Veterans Day