Teaching Western Civ At Chicago

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Exhibition curated by Richard L. Popp, University Archives Assistant.

Drawing on the rich holding of the University of Chicago Archives, this exhibition examines the complex series of events which led to the inception of the Western Civ course offerings at the University of Chicago. Western Civ Has been taught at the college for more than forty years. Once the subject of heated debate, the course had become a Chicago institution by 1986 and the first of nine-volumes of the course readings were published as a model for other schools. At the time of this exhibit, members of the University's Department of History were editing the series with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.