The Visual and the Verbal:
Image/Text in American Print Culture to 1900
The Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) and The Program in the History of the Book in American Culture (PHBAC) at the American Antiquarian Society conference will explore the relationship between images and words in early American printed materials. Papers will consider the rise of the image in print media not only as a result of technological developments but also cultural change. The interpretation of a wide variety of printed material will be considered including illustrated novels, periodical illustrations, pictorial weeklies, literary annuals, gift books, prints, broadsides, handbills, posters, maps and atlases, trade cards, political cartoons, children's picture books, paper currency, and scientific medical treatises. We invite participation and dialog among scholars from a variety of disciplines including literary studies, history, art history, American studies, and social and cultural history.
Draft list of the conference panels. Detailed schedule to follow.
The registration fee is $75. The registration fee for graduate students is $50.
Saturday lunch is included in the fee.
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