This course is an historical survey of the techniques of visual representation with an emphasis on the direct engagement with physical objects. Traces the history of visual formats from the fifth century through the digital revolution, considering such issues as technical and technological innovations, the unique aspect of particular visual forms, and methods of historical analysis. Curatorial and archival methodologies for preserving and representing visual forms will be emphasized.
Syllabus / Class Blog
Spring 2014 Syllabus
The Historian and the Visual Record Blog (Spring 2012)
Both Archives and Public History