The New School will host the Writing History Seminar, a collaborative project between the Digital Humanities Minor (https://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/bachelors-program-digital-humanities-minor/) and Adam Arenson of Manhattan College’s history department.
Formerly at Yale and at the Huntington Library, the seminar was founded by Adam over a decade ago as a place to talk about how history is “made”. Why scholars choose the methods, narrative structures, technologies, and forms that they do is a central focus, as is the evolution of the book. The seminar is interactive: after a conversation with a moderator, the audience will be invited to join in.
History through Digital Collage: Art History by Nell Painter Volume XXVII, Ancestral Arts
Princeton historian emerita and visual artist Nell Painter will discuss the work of writing history through painting with a presentation and discussion of Art History by Nell Painter Volume XXVII, Ancestral Arts.
Writing History is a seminar focused on the pleasures and challenges of writing history for a wider public, aimed at faculty, graduate students, and advanced undergraduates. We put aside a history essay’s content, context, or historiography, to hone our approach to the writing process, from style, pacing, and word choices, to questions of audience, publishers, and the changes created by digital media.
This event is sponsored by the Digital Humanities Minor at the New School and Race and Ethnicity curricular area in the Bachelor’s Program for Adults and Transfer Students (http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement/bachelors-program) at the Schools of Public Engagement (http://www.newschool.edu/public-engagement).
Friday, September 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Klein Conference Room, Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall