Consider a variety of approaches to historical and art historical inquiry
Encourage emerging professionals to develop methods for self care
Experience and reflect on a range of formats for presenting and
Required Texts for ARTHIST 590
Working by Robert A. Caro
Call Number: PN4874.C2528 A3 2019
Working : researching, interviewing, writing - Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work.
Visual Time by Keith Moxey
Call Number: N7480 .M69 2013
Keith Moxey argues that the discipline of art history has been too attached to interpreting works of art based on a teleological categorization--demonstrating how each work influences the next as part of a linear sequence--which he sees as tied to Western notions of modernity.
Clues, Myths, and the Historical Method by Carlo Ginzburg (Preface by); John Tedeschi (Translator); Anne C. Tedeschi (Translator)
Call Number: D16 .G5213 1989
Carlo Ginzburg places historical knowledge in a long tradition of cognitive practices and shows how a research strategy based on reading clues and traces embedded in the historical record reveals otherwise hidden information.
How a Revolutionary Art Became Official Culture by Mary K. Coffey
Call Number: ND2644 .C64 2012
Mary K. Coffey revises traditional accounts of Mexican muralism by describing how a radical art movement was transformed into official culture, ultimately becoming a tool of state propaganda.
Humor and Violence by Z. S. Strother
Call Number: N7399.C6 S77 2016
Humor and Violence examines the rich history of portraying Europeans in Central African art in images. Z. S. Strother contends that the dialectic of humor and violence reveals deep insights into the psychology of power and resistance.
Assassination Vacation by Sarah Vowell
Call Number: E176.1 .V89 2005
Sarah Vowell exposes the glorious conundrums of American history and culture.
The Rise by Sarah Lewis
Call Number: BF408 .L625 2014
This exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of creative human endeavor.