AAS 2016 Summer Institute

The American Antiquarian Society’s 2016 Center for Historic American Visual Culture Summer Seminar will run from July 11-16, on the topic “Seeing Nature: The Environment in American Visual Culture to 1900.” The seminar will be led by Kathryn Morse, Professor of History and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, and Jon Coleman, Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame. Applications are due March 14, 2016. Further details are available at http://www.americanantiquarian.org/2016-chavic-summer-seminar.

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. Topics will include ideas of culture and nature in representations of animals, forests, rivers, agricultural and pastoral landscapes, cities, industrial sites, parks, and the rural cemetery movement.

Contact Info:

Nan Wolverton
Director, Center for Historic American Visual Culture
American Antiquarian Society
Worcester, MA

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