UNED Free Online Course on Spanish Illustration, Visual Culture and Urban Life

We would like to announce a new MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) developed by the department of Art History at Universidad Nacional de Eduación a Distancia (UNED). The course is devoted to illustration, print culture, and urban life and will explore materials like the illustrated and comical press, advertisements, and postcards, from an interdisciplinary perspective. We will focus on the cultural production of nineteenth-century Spanish cities and, at the same time, create connections with other European capitals. Our goal is to make these valuable materials accessible to a larger audience and give students the tools and skills necessary to navigate the vast amount of digital resources available on the internet.

The course, which will be conducted in Spanish, is titled Los principios de la cultura impresa moderna: ilustración gráfica, cultura visual y vida urbana. We hope to launch an English version later this year, but for the time being we kindly ask you to share this information with students and professionals interested in Spanish print culture.

This free, online course begins March 9, 2015 and is six weeks long. We encourage you to take part in this innovative model of education. It is our hope to create a participative community of researchers and students across the internet.

You can read more about the course below or visit our website:


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