TOPIC: Seminar on “VISIONS OF THE INDUSTRIAL AGE: Image and Imagery in Ninteenth Century European Culture”
DATE AND LOCATION: Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, May 12-13, 2006
Recently, scholars in such diverse fields as history, anthropology, art theory, and psychology have produced groundbreaking works examining the meaning of images and their power. This interest in the topic is surely a response to our image-drenched world, in which many discern a dramatic resurgence of the visual as a tool of information delivery in the larger culture, at the expense of the written. In this seminar, we propose to examine the important role of image and imagery in relation to the rise of the modern, specifically in the industrial period of nineteenth century Europe from the 1830 to 1914. Participants will have the opporunity to explore the latest research on this topic and share their own work in a seminar format, using brief presentations and several pre-circulated papers. The organizers will then submit participants’ papers as an anthology for publication. Interdisciplinary approaches from the perspectives of cultural and intellectual history, art theory and history, history of science, and social history are all especially welcome.
ABSTRACTS: Please email an abstract of no longer than one double-spaced page to both Dr. Amy Woodson-Boulton (firstname.lastname@example.org) and to Dr. Minsoo Kang (email@example.com) by March 3, 2006.
Assistant Professor of Modern Britain and Ireland
Department of History
Loyola Marymount University
University Hall, 1 LMU Drive, Suite 3500
Los Angeles, California 90045
(310) 338-2808 * firstname.lastname@example.org Email: email@example.com
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