Art History students publish essays with NiCHE

October 6, 2023 by Department of Art History

Department of Art History students have published essays on the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)!

NiCHE is a forum for activity and information about nature and the past in Canada, managed by a Canadian-based confederation of researchers and educators who work at the intersection of nature and history.

The authors of Part III of the Visual Cultures of the Circumpolar North series are undergraduate and graduate students from Art History courses Arctic Anthropocene? Image Cultures of Arctic Voyaging (FAH446) taught by Dr Isabelle Gapp and GeoAesthetics: Image Cultures of Arctic Voyaging in the long 19th Century (FAH1921) taught by Prof. Mark A. Cheetham at the University of Toronto in 2022-23. The ongoing series is edited by Gapp and Cheetham as part of a collaboration between the Jackman Humanities Institute and NiCHE.

HMS Terror - Smyth
William Smyth, Perilous position of H.M.S. Terror, Captain Back, in the Arctic Regions in the summer of 1837, mid nineteenth century. Oil on canvas, 83.8 x 121.9 cm. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London. Caird Fund.


Read the intro to Part III — Teaching Visual Cultures of the Circumpolar North here and read the student essays below:


Congratulations to the students on their excellent work!