Historical Prints—Fact and Fiction
Call for Papers
November 5-6, 2010
Through the activities of the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC), the American Antiquarian Society is making its visual collections better known and introducing these materials to scholars to suggest the possibilities of their use in academic research and teaching. Past conferences have examined the visual and material culture of New England to 1830; childhood as seen through text, images, and pedagogical materials; and visual culture for and of men.
CHAViC solicits proposals for its November 2010 conference to be held in Worcester, Massachusetts. Topics might include presentations on the following:
- The role of prints in the creation of historical myths
- Political prints
- Portraits and portrayals of public figures
- Caricature in historical prints
- Creation, publication, and distribution of historical imagery
- Echoes of historical imagery in the twentieth century and after
- Iconography/iconology of specific prints/subjects
- Variations on a theme or subject
- Audience for historic prints
- Critical commentary and reception
- Collectibility of historical prints
- Public events
- Military and maritime prints
Please send a one-page proposal and a two-page résumé to gbarnhill[at]mwa.org by December 15, 2009.
Please note that AAS has short-term visiting academic research fellowships for the study of visual culture. The deadline for applications is January 15, 2010.
For more information, contact:
Georgia B. Barnhill
Director, Center for Historic American Visual Culture
American Antiquarian Society