Lambert, Erin

Tutorial in the History of Early Modern Europe

HIEU
9030
Graduate
Fall
2015

This tutorial explores the history and historiography of Europe, c. 1450-1750. It provides a broad introduction to early modern society and culture, with particular emphasis on the transformations that reshaped Europe in this period, such as the emergence of the early modern state, the division of Christendom, and global exploration. Readings will be assigned in accordance with students’ prior preparation in the field and directed to their particular research and teaching interests.

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Tutorial in Visual and Aural History

HIST
9023
Graduate
Fall
2015

This theoretical and methodological tutorial explores the incorporation of the visual and the aural into historical research.  Particular areas of emphasis include changing historical understandings of the senses; the advancement and critique of the concept of the “period eye/ear;” the analysis of images as historical sources; and the reconstruction of soundscapes and other aural phenomena.  Additional topics and readings will be designed according to students’ particular chronological, geographical, and methodological specializations.   

Core Reading List:

 

  • Michael Baxandall, Words for Pictures: Seven Papers on Renaissance Art and Criticism (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2003).
  • Teresa Brennan and Martin Jay, eds., Vision in Context: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Sight, (New York: Routledge, 1996).
  • Peter Burke, Eyewitnessing: The Uses of Images as Historical Evidence (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2001).
  • Veit Erlmann, ed., Hearing Cultures: Essays on Sound, Listening and Modernity (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2004).
  • Jessica Evans and Stuart Hall, eds., Visual Culture: The Reader (London: Sage Publications, 1999; reprint, 2004).
  • David Freedberg, The Power of Images: Studies in the History and Theory of Response (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991).
  • Robert Jütte, A History of the Senses: From Antiquity to the Present Day (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2005).
  • Serge Gruzinski, Images at War: Mexico from Columbus to Blade Runner (1492-2019), trans. Heather MacLean (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2001).
  • Mark M. Smith, ed., Hearing History: A Reader (Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2004).
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