Through a series of cross-disciplinary and interdisciplinary interventions, leading international scholars of history and art history explore ways in which the study of images enhances knowledge of the past and informs our understanding of the present.

Spanning a diverse range of time periods and places, the contributions cumulatively showcase ways in which ongoing dialogue between history and art history raises important aesthetic, ethical and political questions for the disciplines. The volume fosters a methodological awareness that enriches exchanges across these distinct fields of knowledge.

This innovative book will be of interest to scholars in art history, cultural studies, history, visual culture and historiography.

part I|80 pages

Visualizing History

chapter 2|14 pages

How He Saw It

Visual Satire in the Writings of Joseph Woolley

chapter 4|18 pages

The Unsettled

chapter 5|15 pages

Art History and History

Around Francis Haskell and the Rediscovery of French Nineteenth-Century History Painting

chapter 6|16 pages

Shanawdithit’s Drawings

part II|58 pages

Visions of the Past

chapter 7|12 pages

What Giorgione Saw

Variations on The Three Philosophers

chapter 8|17 pages

Art and the Masquerade of History

chapter 9|15 pages

Do Styles Have a Body?

A History of Images and a History of Perception

chapter 10|12 pages

Still Another, and Yet Another

Li Ran’s Re-writings of Art History – a Translational Historiographical Approach to Global Art History

part III|76 pages

Writing about the Past

chapter 11|10 pages

The People of the Past Come First

Natalie Zemon Davis in Conversation with Nicholas Chare

chapter 12|14 pages

Analogous Histories?

Textual/Visual Constructions of the Past and Present

chapter 13|13 pages

Histories in the Art of Ravensbrück

The Drawings of Jeannette L’Herminier and Violette Rougier-Lecoq

chapter 14|13 pages

When History Intersects with Spaces of Indigenous Self-representation

On the Trail of the Artists Zacharie Vincent and Pierre Sioui

chapter 15|24 pages

‘The Answers are the Question’

A Conversation about Art History, Artwriting and Historical Time 1