On 12-13 November, the Center for Historic American Visual Culture (CHAViC) at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS) in Worcester is hosting a conference on “Historical Prints—Fact and Fiction”.
Among the presentations with Revolutionary-era content are:
- Nancy Siegel, Associate Professor of Art History, Towson University, “Savage Conflict: The ‘Indian Princess’ as Aggressor and Aggrieved in 18th-Century Prints”
- Carl Robert Keyes, Assistant Professor of History, Assumption College, “Marketing the New Nation: Patriotic Imperatives in Advertisements for Early American Prints” [a.k.a., using the Revolution to sell stuff!]
- Laura Wasowicz, Curator of Children’s Books, American Antiquarian Society, “Where Bravery, History, and Fantasy Meet: Heroic Prints in Nineteenth-Century American Children’s Books”
- Allison Stagg, Ph.D. Candidate, History of Art, University of London, “‘The first will grumble and the last will laugh:’ An American Audience for British Visual Humor, 1790-1810”
- Aimee E. Newell, Director of Collections, National Heritage Museum, “Educational Exercise, Decoration or Symbol of Brotherhood? The Use of Historical Prints in Early American Masonic Lodges”
- Anne Roth-Reinhardt, Ph.D. Candidate, English, University of Minnesota, “Pirate of Patriot? Representations of John Paul Jones in Melville’s Israel Potter”
- Christopher N. Phillips, Assistant Professor, English, Lafayette College, “How Benjamin West’s Prints Made Art Epic”
- Daniel C. Lewis, Dean of Communications and Humanities, Northern Virginia Community College, “Printmaker Goupil, Leutze’s Washington the Delaware [sic], and the Prints that Made it a National Icon in Nineteenth-Century America”
Who can identify the Revolutionary War event shown in the image above? Answer in the comments.