Free Webinar! American Broadsides and Ephemera: Exploring Visual Culture in 19th-Century America

Readex will offer a live webinar on Feb. 26, 2015, for librarians, faculty and students who have an interest in Visual Culture studies. This in-depth session will explore the content, features and functionality of American Broadsides and Ephemera, 1749-1900, a Readex Archive of Americana collection.

Based on the American Antiquarian Society’s landmark collection, American Broadsides and Ephemera provides nearly 30,000 fully searchable images of visual and graphical materials printed in America during the 18th and 19th centuries. These rare materials provide unique perspectives on the history, culture and daily life of earlier Americans. Among the wide-range of genres included are sailing cards, envelopes, confessions, playbills, campaign literature, menus, music programs, and many others.

The webinar will highlight the rich visual content of the collection and its importance for student and faculty research in a variety of academic studies, including history, cultural studies, visual culture, art history, philosophy and anthropology. In addition, Readex product director Brett Kolcun will demonstrate the diverse ways this collection supports the teaching of history, literature and related disciplines in the classroom. Webinar participants will receive authoritative product knowledge, robust sample search demonstrations, and background and context for a diverse selection of key documents. Time will be also provided for your questions.

To sign up for this Feb. 26 event, please use this simple registration form.

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