TRANSLATING NEW WORLDS

Long Title: 
Translating New Worlds
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2021
Subject Name: 
Art History
Course Number: 
207
Institution: 
Smith College
In this class we ask how travel to and through the New World was imagined, described and lived—by Indigenous residents as well as those who came to the Americas from across the Atlantic and the Pacific oceans. Our focus rests upon the ways in which geographies, anthropologies, material objects, and pictorial and written records shaped colonial ambitions and experiences. Among the objects we will consider: books and painted images, dyes and metals, feathers, and urban buildings. Case studies will be drawn from across the Americas, including Canada, Mexico, Ecuador, Haiti, and the United States. We will also discuss contemporary cultural practices that seek to explain, interpret, and redress colonial encounters and settlements in the Americas. [Group A, ARU]
Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Link to Campus Courses
Schedule #: 
30720-S21
Course Meets Between: 
02/15/2021
And: 
05/21/2021

Course Sections

TRANSLATING NEW WORLDS
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Dana Leibsohn dleibsoh@smith.edu TTh 01:40-02:55 HILLYR 207E