These forums are designed to facilitate discussions about the use of images in teaching American history. A guest scholar will moderate the forum in his or her area of expertise for a one month period. We hope participants will share their approaches for using visual evidence, point out new resources, raise questions with the guest moderator—and then continue the online conversation after the month-long scholar-led interchange.

The Great Depression
Barbara Melosh, George Mason University

In March 2009, Barbara Melosh, Professor Emerita of George Mason University will lead the discussion on teaching with images of the Great Depression and New Deal. Barbara Melosh is the author of Engendering Culture: Manhood and Womanhood in New Deal Public Art and Theater (1991) and Strangers and Kin: The American Way of Adoption (2002). She is co-editor of Gender and American History since 1890 (1993).