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2010 CHAViC Summer Seminar

Interpreting Historical Images
for Teaching and Research

June 20-25, 2010
Worcester, Massachusetts

Almanac The Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) facilitates the use and understanding of popular images by scholars and their students in many disciplines — American studies, history, art history, and literature. Sessions at this summer seminar will focus on the history of print production in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; interpreting portrait paintings, prints, and photographs; "reading" illustrations in popular journals; and related topics. Participants will also have access to the Society's varied collections of visual materials to pursue their own interests.

About the Faculty

David Jaffee, professor of early American history and material culture at the Bard Graduate Center for Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, will lead the seminar. He will be joined by scholars from other institutions and members of the Society's staff.


The cost of the seminar will be $750 and financial aid will be available for graduate students. Housing will be at a hotel within walking distance. The room rate will be about $100 a night per room. Participants can share rooms at a considerable savings.


The deadline for applications to the seminar was March 1, 2010.


Rooms, at the reduced rate of $89 (king) and $99 (queen/queen) per night, are available at the Worcester Courtyard by Marriott, 72 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605. State and local tax (currently 12.45%) apply.

Reservations must be made by May 31, 2010, to receive this rate.

To make a reservation please call 1-508-363-0300 and mention that you are coming in with the American Antiquarian Society "CHAViC" group. The reference number is #M-E938Y.

Contact Information

For more information about the seminar, please contact Georgia B. Barnhill, Director of CHAViC, at gbarnhill[at] or 508-471-2173.


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 ~ Cost

 ~ Application

 ~ Housing

 ~ Draft Syllabus

 ~ Contact Information

 ~ Directions to AAS

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