The Departments of History and Art History & Art Conservation are jointly offering a new, immersive course available to undergraduate students in the 2023 Summer Term: From Confinement to Cultural Heritage: Digital Preservation and the History of Kingston Penitentiary.

New immersive undergraduate course jointly offered by Departments of History and Art History & Art ConservationCourse codes: ARTH 202 – Topics in Art and Visual Cultures / HIST 241 – Issues in History

Type: 200 level lecture
Units: 3.00
Term Summer: 2023
Instructor(s): ARTH: Norman Vorano / HIST: Amitava Chowdhury
Delivery mode: In-person

Course description:

Offered jointly by the Departments of Art History and Art Conservation & History, this interdisciplinary course offers students a rare opportunity to learn how to use specialized 3D laser imaging technology to digitally document a National Historic Site, the Kingston Penitentiary.  Students will critically examine the history of Kingston’s prisons, study the period architecture, and trace how Canada’s oldest—and most notorious—prison is now transforming itself into a tourist site. The course will have lecture components held on the Queen’s campus, as well as mandatory field components held at the Kingston Penitentiary, during which time students will gain first-hand experience conducting documentary photography and 3-D laser scanning for the purposes of cultural heritage preservation. 


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