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HIST 321A Honours Tutorial - HONOURS TUTORIAL

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

Credits: 6

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
HIST 321A 101Tutorial1 Thu10:0012:00

HIST 321A restricted to 3rd Year History honours students

History Through Images:

This course explores how historians might learn to see better, how we might learn to read images and objects by pulling information from them, and how images change our relationship with the past. We will engage theoretical works to explore the nature of images as historical evidence and address how scholars and critics have taken up  or in some cases dismissed - the study of visual and material culture and to what ends? During the first weeks of the class, we'll read debates over the nature of sight and the kind of evidence provided by photographic images; during the following weeks, we'll focus on photography as a social and discursive practice; finally, well address the ways that historians have used photographs as evidence to write histories of different regions of the world. The and ~

seminar will combine short background lectures with active group discussions and activities, visual analysis of photographs, film viewings, visits to Rare Books and Special Collections, MOA, close readings of primary sources, and writing exercises.