ARTHIST 504SL: Building Duke: An Architectural History of Duke Campus from 1924 to Today

Spring 2020

Instructor: Kristin Huffman

In this research seminar and laboratory, students will learn and interact with the architectural history of Duke Campus based on original archival materials (photos, blueprints, contracts, letters and financial records) preserved in Duke Library collections. The course will explore the variety of interpretative lenses in the field of architecture history, including, but not limited to, issues of style, patronage, labor, class, gender and race. Students will analyze notions of cultural identity as construed by Duke founders and administrators, and as imprinted on Duke Campus by its architects and landscape designers.

Students in the course will also pursue original research projects based on primary materials and digital visualizations of changes in the physical fabric of Duke Campus through time.

This course is affiliated with the Building Duke project team. All students are welcome to enroll.

  • HCVIS 504SL
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