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Geschiedenis&Visuele Media Pres Mrt08


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Geschiedenis&Visuele Media Pres Mrt08

  1. 1. Negotiating History Representing the Past through Visual Media Marga Altena
  2. 2. Why using visual sources? <ul><li>To make use of the information that visual sources supply for historical research, topics that are sometimes ignored in texts; </li></ul><ul><li>To reveal imagery of public debates in newsmedia, images as social instruments; </li></ul><ul><li>To study expressions of various social identities, regarding class, ethnicity, gender etc.; </li></ul><ul><li>Documentation of everyday life, containing contemporary ‘trivial’ history. </li></ul>