Periodicals and Panoramas: Media Production and Commemorating the American Civil War
Lecture by Vance Byrd, Associate Professor and Chair of the German Department at Grinnell College.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
6 p.m.-12 a.m.
126 Memorial Library
This presentation looks at the development of late nineteenth-century panoramas, a medium usually associated with staging spectacular national historical narratives, in terms of media production networks involving immigration, capital, and material flows from around the world. In particular, this talk examines how coverage of the American Civil War and the Battle of Sedan in German illustrated periodicals was crucial for Friedrich Wilhelm Heine’s panorama revival in the United States.