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This website hosts projects and course materials for Duke University's Introduction to Art History: Mapping the Movement of Men and Materials (ARTHIST101D). This course, commencing in spring 2015, introduces students to works of art and architecture starting in Prehistory up to the Middle Ages. A significant part of the course consists in understanding international travel and networks of trade in raw materials and objects. Students will be taught mapping tools to record the transportation of raw materials (ivory, tin, copper, for example) as well as the trajectories of objects acquired through colonial expropriation (for example: obelisks, vases, sculpture). Students will learn to identify and discuss works of art as aesthetic and ideological choices, as reflections of social systems of memory and commemoration, and as part of emerging networks of trade and transportation.

This course is taught by Professor Caroline Bruzelius with assistance from Joseph Williams (Teaching Assistant), Lee Sorensen (Art & Visual Resources Librarian), and Hannah Jacobs (IT Analyst).