Category Archives: History
Humanities Forum, CIRCA, History
Tuesday, April 1 | 5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture
Photographer and artist Michael Benson presents a retrospective look at the visual legacy of space exploration, covering fifty years of space travel, from the American Mariner probe passing Venus in December 1962 to the latest images of the Mars Rover. His images are not so much otherworldly as abstract, modernist creations of lush imagination, and invite us to consider them as much art objects as scientific documentation. (Clicking heading for full description.)
Social Sciences Forum
Wednesday, April 2 | 4:00 p.m.
Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, 7th Floor
From the late nineteenth century through World War II, popular culture represented the American South by such southern icons as the mammy, the belle, the chivalrous planter, and white-columned mansions. In Dreaming of Dixie (2011), Professor Cox shows that the chief purveyors of nostalgia for the Old South played to consumers’ anxiety about modernity by marketing the South as a region still dedicated to America’s pastoral traditions. Professor Cox will also examine more recent representations of the South on television from The Andy Griffith Show to reality TV. (Click heading for full description.)