"Using Graphic Arts as Primary Sources"
June 3-5, 2001
Under the auspices of the Program in the History of the Book in American
Culture, the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) will sponsor a hands-on
workshop for scholars on the use of graphic arts materials as primary
sources in historical research. Topics reflecting two of the strengths of
AAS's graphic arts collection have been selected as this year's focus.
Visiting scholars will lead sessions on using city views and maps to
reconstruct nineteenth-century communities and studying political prints
to understand the Jacksonian Era. One session will focus on publications
that exemplify the ways in which historians have creatively used images as
Louis Masur, City College of New York James Newton, Lincoln-Sudbury (Mass.) Regional High School John Reps, Cornell University
And members of the American Antiquarian Society staff
Enrolment limited to 25.
American Antiquarian Society
185 Salisbury Street
Worcester, Massachusetts 01609-1634
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