"Urban In-Sights: A Workshop in Visual Culture and Literacy from the Eighteenth through the Early Twentieth Century" is a 3-day workshop hosted by the Graphic Arts Department at the Library Company of Philadelphia from July 27-29, 2020. The workshop aims to enhance the skills of historians, art historians, archivists, curators, and other university, library, and museum professionals, as well as graduate students who use images to interpret American art, history, and culture. We seek to augment and strengthen participants' ability to identify, "read," and analyze graphic material, including prints, photographs, watercolors, paintings, ephemera, and other two-dimensional objects. As the program uses Philadelphia as a focal point, priority will be given to applicants interested in using visual and material culture to explore urban topics.
For information about the workshop, the syllabus, and an application (due March 27, 2020), pleases visit: : https://librarycompany.org/imperfect-history/. The workshop is generously supported in part by the Center for American Art.
Sarah Weatherwax, Senior Curator of Graphic Arts, Library Company of Philadelphia