The Culture and Politics of the Built Environment in the US: Seminar

Yearlong research seminar in conjunction with the Charles Warren Center workshop of scholars working in the field. Scholars will be working on research projects that examine the architecture and landscape in the United States from the Eighteenth through the Twentieth Centuries.The seminar will investigate the evolution of building, landscapes, and urban forms. Emphasis will be placed on investigations that connect the built environment with American attitudes and actions toward public and private life, cities and open space, government provision and private markets, and modernism and \”national heritage.\” Students will attend the Center\’s bimonthly workshop and undertake their own research paper related to the theme of the seminar. This seminar is co-taught by Lizabeth Cohen of the History Department. Class Location: Lower Library, Robinson Hall (in Harvard Yard).