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First offered at Colby College in the spring of 2015, this humanities lab explores the complex relations between human migration and photography. In addition to engaging with current scholarship on the subject of photography and migration, students work with photographs in Special Collections at Miller Library, the Colby College Museum of Art, and the Waterville Historical Society.

Humanities labs are innovative courses that promote experiential learning. They include hands-on observation, experimentation, and skill-building perspectives more commonly associated with the natural sciences. You can read more about the Labs on the Center for the Arts and Humanities website.

In the spring of 2017, Colby faculty member Erin Murphy made a video documentary of the seminar, focusing on the photo-sharing event the course organized at the Waterville Public Library.