Broad Brush Strokes and Fine Lines: Courtroom Drawing and the Visual History of the 20th Century
April 5, 2023 | 12:00 pm | BuTo 1112 & online
In courtroom sketches, broad brush strokes capture the general atmosphere of a case while fine lines point to details and pivotal moments. The combination of both creates the image we get of a trial. Because of their individual character, these drawings make exceptional historical documents that not only reveal something particular about the past, but symbolically represent the very process of how we construct historical understanding. Join Dr. Charlotte Lerg (Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany) in this upcoming History Colloquium, hosted by UBC History and co-sponsored by the Public Humanities Hub.