Introduction to Art History

Spring 2015

ARTHIST 101D-001 LEC & 101D-01D DIS

Caroline Bruzelius

Joseph Williams

MWF 10:05-10:55am | The Wired! Lab (Smith, Bay 11, A233)

The Introduction to Art History covers the History of Art from Prehistory to the Middle Ages. A significant part of the course concerns mapping the transportation of raw materials (ivory, tin, copper, for example) as well as objects acquired through colonial expropriation (such as obelisks). We will concern ourselves with works of art as the products of emerging systems of trade and transportation, as well as works of art as reflecting social systems of memory and commemoration.

Research and technical support for this course are provided by Lee Sorensen, Librarian for Visual Studies & Dance, and Hannah Jacobs, Wired! Lab Multimedia Analyst.