Spring 2024 History GU4954 section 001

Visualizing History: Photography in conf

Visualizing History

Call Number 11583
Day & Time
T 10:10am-12:00pm
301M Fayerweather
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Joao Pina
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description

Photographs capture history as it happens, before events becomes history in the conventional sense, and these same photographs provide a visual archive of the past available to later historians.  This course explores the relationship between photography and history in selected conflicts and crises across the world in modern times, from the Crimean War to the war in Ukraine, from a Portuguese fascist internment camp for political prisoners to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement, the Arab Spring, and the current refugee crisis.   In each case we use a combination of  text and visual materials, with the focus on the latter, in order to trace the role of photography in history as well as the impact of changing photographic media, from large format cameras to cell phones.  Course requirements center on projects rather than papers and emphasize the analysis of visual materials as well as words.

Web Site Vergil
Department History
Enrollment 15 students (15 max) as of 7:07PM Monday, July 22, 2024
Status Full
Subject History
Number GU4954
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Note Add to waitlist & see instructions on SSOL
Section key 20241HIST4954W001