Visual Sources for Historians

Visual Sources for Historians
Date
27 Feb 2018, 10:30 to 26 Mar 2018, 17:00
Type
Research Training
Venue
IHR and various
Description

This course considers visual sources as evidence in historical practice and provides an introduction to understanding and researching material and visual culture. Drawing on diverse media from cartoons to political portraits, in still and moving images, in print and online, it suggests ways in which understanding visual sources can enhance the study of history by posing new questions and suggesting new answers to thorny research issues with material unavailable elsewhere.

Organised around five themes, Local/Global; Visualising History; Representing Historical Subjects; Material Culture and the Spatial Turn; and History and the Media, the course offers lectures, discussion and visits to archives, museums and libraries. Students will have the opportunity to talk in detail to archivists, librarians and curators about their own research needs and find out more about how particular libraries, museums and other archives may be useful to them.

An Introduction to Visual Sources for Historians takes the form of full-day sessions held over the course of five weeks (but please note the different days of the week on which sessions will be held). The sessions will normally start with a lecture, followed by a seminar discussion. After lunch each week, the group will visit a gallery or institution of relevance to the week's topic.


If you would like your organisation to be invoiced for your place on the course, please contact the IHR Events and Operations office to discuss this option.

SAS students receive a 50% discount on all IHR Research Training courses.  Please contact the  IHR Events and Operations office if you wish to register.

Contact

IHR Events Office
ihr.training@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8740