HARC 0218

History of Photography

History of Photography
In this course we will survey the history of photography from its beginnings in the early nineteenth century to the present. From its inception, the photograph created a global network of circulation as art, document, and portable knowledge. Moreover, photographs have been historically deployed across a number of disciplines, including science, medicine, criminal studies, law, journalism, anthropology, and the visual arts. Organized along chronological lines and looking at case studies in Europe, America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia, the course will consider a range of genres, formal strategies, and contexts for photography. We will pay particular attention to the ways in which photographic images are mobilized to produce knowledge and disrupt conventional ways of seeing in the service of science, social reform, political activism, and aesthetics. Students will have the opportunity to work first hand with the photography collection at Middlebury College Museum of Art. 3 hrs. lect.
History of Art & Architecture
History of Art & Architecture
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Spring 2022

HARC0218A-S22 Lecture (Rogers)

Spring 2021

HARC0218A-S21 Lecture (Rogers)

Spring 2020

HARC0218A-S20 Lecture (Rogers)

Winter 2018

HARC0218A-W18 Lecture (Hoving)

Spring 2016

HARC0218A-S16 Lecture (Hoving)

Spring 2015

HARC0218A-S15 Lecture (Hoving)

Fall 2013

HARC0218A-F13 Lecture (Hoving)

Fall 2012

HARC0218A-F12 Lecture (Hoving)

Fall 2010

HARC0218A-F10 Lecture (Hoving)
HARC0218X-F10 Discussion (Hoving)
HARC0218Y-F10 Discussion (Hoving)
HARC0218Z-F10 Discussion (Hoving)

Fall 2009

HARC0218A-F09 Lecture (Hoving)

Fall 2008

HARC0218A-F08 Lecture (Hoving)

Spring 2008

HARC0218A-S08 Lecture (Grossman)
HARC0218X-S08 Discussion (Grossman)
HARC0218Y-S08 Discussion (Grossman)
HARC0218Z-S08 Discussion (Grossman)

Spring 2007

HARC0218A-S07 Lecture (Hoving)
HARC0218X-S07 Discussion (Hoving)
HARC0218Y-S07 Discussion (Hoving)
HARC0218Z-S07 Discussion (Hoving)

Fall 2004

HARC0218A-F04 Lecture (Hoving)
HARC0218X-F04 Discussion (Hoving)
HARC0218Y-F04 Discussion (Hoving)
HARC0218Z-F04 Discussion (Hoving)

Fall 2003

HARC0218A-F03 Lecture (Hoving)
HARC0218X-F03 Discussion (Hoving)
HARC0218Y-F03 Discussion (Hoving)
HARC0218Z-F03 Discussion (Hoving)