Summer Seminar in Historic American Visual Culture, 11-16 July 2016, Massachusetts US

Publish Date: Feb 01, 2016

Deadline: Mar 15, 2016

Event Dates: from Jul 11, 2016 12:00 to Jul 16, 2016 12:00

"Seeing Nature"

The 2016 CHAViC seminar will address environmental history through visual culture. Through workshops, lectures, and field trips participants will learn how to see history in nature and nature in history. The seminar is open to both beginning and senior scholars across multiple disciplines.

Seminar participants will together explore American environmental history as a way to understand evolving cultural, social, racial, gender, public health and economic ideologies in early America. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from the extraordinary collections at AAS, including prints, political cartoons, photographs, book illustrations, agricultural journals, newspapers, periodicals, and ephemera of all kinds.

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