Professor Wendy Bellion will discuss the research she undertook using American Antiquarian Society collections for her
recent book Iconoclasm in New York: Revolution to Reenactment (fall
2019, out in paperback May 2020), which explores a history of material
violence in Revolutionary New York. Bellion's work traces acts of
political iconoclasm and the return of destroyed things in visual
representations and civic performances. The webinar will also address
more broadly the opportunities and challenges authors face when working
with/reproducing visual media.