In Black and White: Race and American Visual Culture
The 2017 CHAViC Summer Seminar will explore how American visual culture expressed ideas about race, specifically blackness and whiteness, across the long nineteenth century. Through lectures, readings, hands-on workshops, and group research, participants will learn how popular forms of visual culture have constructed racial identities in the United States and how looking can function as a racialized practice.
Password protected links to the readings to be posted in the spring. Students will receive a username and password.
The seminar leader will be Tanya Sheehan, Associate Professor, Art Department, Colby College and Editor, Archives of American Art Journal, Smithsonian Institution.
Guest faculty will include Elizabeth Stordeur Pryor, Assistant Professor, History Department, Smith College and Jasmine Nichole Cobb, Assistant Professor, Department of African & American Studies, Duke University.
Tuition for the seminar is $750, which includes lunch each day, two evening meals, and a field trip. A limited amount of financial aid is available. Please indicate in your application if you are in need of aid.
The cost of housing is not included in the tuition fee.
Rooms, at the reduced rate of $129 per night, are available at the Worcester Courtyard by Marriott, 72 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605. State and local taxes apply. Reservations must be made by Monday, May 8, 2017, to receive this rate. To make a reservation please call the hotel directly at 1-508-363-0300 and mention that you are coming in with the American Antiquarian Society "CHAViC Summer Seminar" group.
In addition, reasonable rates for dorm rooms at nearby Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) will be available. Rates will be posted soon
Rates will be posted soon.
For further information, please contact Nan Wolverton, Director of CHAViC, at email@example.com or (508) 471-2119.
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