APDC Cross-Disciplinary Course Collaboration Grant awarded to Dr. Amy NorgardApril 30, 2021
Dr. Amy Norgard (Classics) has been awarded an APDC Cross-Disciplinary Course Collaboration Grant with Prof. Laura Bigger (Art) that will bring together Latin and art students in a joint project. Through engagement with Sebastian Brant’s 1502 edition of Vergil’s corpus housed in Truman’s Special Collections, art students in Printmaking I (ART 217) and advanced Latin students in Vergil: Aeneid (LATN 351) will work in small groups to produce a scene from Vergil’s underworld in Aeneid Book 6 in an illustrated woodcut with a corresponding Latin inscription. Students will utilize historical production methods for illustrated early books to achieve a deeper understanding of the meaning and form of this classic work. The groups will print enough leaves such that they can be exchanged with one another and each student will take home a suite of original illustrations of Vergil’s underworld.