Visual Studies Journals

Journal of Visual Culture

Early Popular Visual Culture

American Quarterly

Aperture Journal

Études photographiques

History of Photography

Cinema Journal

The Art Bulletin

Art Journal


Art History

Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide

Visual Resources

Word & Image

Upcoming Events

Summer MDA 599: Atlas Fever: From the Wunderkammer to the Database


Registration is now open for the USC VSRI-affiliated summer seminar taught by W. J. T. Mitchell (University of Chicago) and Justin Underhill (University of Southern California). The seminar, titled "Atlas Fever: From the Wunderkammer to the Database," will be held at the Getty Research Institute. What is involved in trying to comprehend a totality with a visual array? This seminar will investigate practices of visual display that construct totalizing assemblages of multiple images, texts, and objects in order to provide a comprehensive understanding of a situation, period, or body of knowledge. For a full course description, see here.




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