“Sweethearts and Pin-ups”:
Gender, Race, and Intimate Relations in Wartime America, 1941-1945

Join the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience for the annual spring lecture on African American experiences in World War II. This lecture will investigate intimate, romantic, familial and even communal relationships between African American women and men. It will also examine their wartime participation, both military service and home front activities during World War II. 

Upcoming Events

The Institute on World War II and the Human Experience holds several events every semester ranging from lectures to workshops. Check this part for updated information.



February 3 - April 5, 2019

Join us to celebrate the opening of the exhibition, Artistic Expression Through Conflict: 1939-1945, at the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida. With more than 120 objects from the Institute’s collection, this presentation explores amateur and military-sanctioned art during World War II. The display consists of five sections: Painting, Music and the USO, Sketches of War, Unconventional Art, and Photography. Each category includes both the armed services documentation of historical moments and the more personal artworks of GIs recounting their wartime experiences. This exhibition examines those in the service who shared their individual experiences during the Second World War through artistic expression. 



    Past Events

    In the past, the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience has held many events such as lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and conferences aiming to help students and scholars to develop a better historical understanding of World War II. 

    See our Event Photographs to know more. 

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