13826b Colloquium

WiSe 15/16: Vizualizing the Past: Images and Text

Susan Pollock

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Termine und Ort werden im Seminar angegeben


Archaeologists not only excavate, survey and study objects, they also present their research results in a variety of forms to the scholarly community as well as a broader public. The most commonly used media are imagery and texts, including books, articles, websites, museum exhibits, drawings, photography, and more. In this course we will explore the ways in which the past is visualized in the present as well as visualizations of the past in the past. The goal will be to examine critically the ways in which the past is presented: how do language and images work to construct particular pictures of the past and to exclude others? How might language and imagery be used to examine otherwise underrepresented facets of the past? close

Suggested reading

- Heinz, Marlies and Dominik Bonatz, eds. 2002. Bild - Macht - Geschichte. Visuelle Kommunikation im Alten Orient. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer. - Joyce, Rosemary. 2002. The Languages of Archaeology: Dialogue, Narrative, and Writing. Wiley-Blackwell. - Lutz, Catherine and Jane Collins. 1993. Reading National Geographic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. - Sontag, Susan. 2003. Regarding the Pain of Others. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. - Van Dyke, Ruth and Reinhard Bernbeck, eds. 2015. Subjects and Narratives in Archaeology. Boulder: University Press of Colorado. close

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