About (Some) Women Photographers 1839-1919

History and Theory of Photography Research Centre – Forthcoming Events

Free and open to all, at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD

 

Friday 27 November 2015 – 6-7:30

Room 112

Thomas Galifot (Musèe d’Orsay)

About (Some) Women Photographers 1839-1919
​Detail from Julia Margaret Cameron Mrs Herbert Duckworth April 12, 1867 (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France)

Relying on the histories of photography that have been re-evaluating, over the last forty years, women’s role in the development of the medium, the exhibition now on view at the musée de l’Orangerie is the first, in France, to approach the first eighty years of this phenomenon. Based on new research, it is also the first extensive study of French women photographers of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Centuries. Forgotten or unknown talents are brought to the light of the exhibition walls next to their counterparts from Britain, where amateur and professional women’s camera work attained unparalleled levels of achievement and variety. This talk will give some keys to understand the disparities in the development of women’s photography in the different countries. It will also highlight previously unpublished or little-known photographs that help appreciate how a practice that has long borne the hall-mark of femininity actually revealed itself to be a potential vehicle for subversion and emancipation.

Tuesday 26 January 2016 – 6-8

Marta Weiss (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Julia Margaret Cameron: New Discoveries

Responding: Colin Ford (Founding Head, National Museum of Photography, Film and Television [now National Media Museum] Bradford)

 

Wednesday 17 February 2016 – 6-7:30

Linda Mulcahy (London School of Economics)

Docile Suffragettes? Resistance to Police Photography

 

Wednesday 9 March 2016 – 6-7:30

Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University & Birkbeck Institute for Humanities Visiting Fellow)

Picturing Modernization: Vision, Modernity and the Technological Image in Humphrey Jenning’s Pandaemonium

 

Saturday 2 July 2016 times and location TBC

Workshop

Law and Photography

In collaboration with London School of Economics

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History and Theory of Photography Research Centre- Forthcoming and New Events

Free and open to all, at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H0PD

 

The Centre aims to facilitate, exchange and showcase existing and new interdisciplinary research on the History and Theory of Photography at Birkbeck and in the wider photographic and academic community. We recognise that photography is a medium that is at once art, science, commerce, legal or historical evidence, emotional memento, (and many more things besides). We are interested in the materiality of photography throughout the arc of its life – from how it is taken; realized as a tactile as well as visual object (album, print, poster, book, magazine, file, screen); circulated in contexts that might differ widely throughout the lifetime of the photograph (for example from document – historical, legal, scientific, or personal – to ‘art’); and viewed in specific ideological, historical and material circumstances (in the lab, at home, in the gallery, on the ‘phone).

We are committed to working collaboratively and with a range of outputs: reading groups; seminars; conferences; and collaborations with participating Museums and Institutions.

 

Thursday19November 2015, 6-7:30

RoomB04 (Basement Lecture Theater)

Elizabeth Edwards (DeMontfort)

Collecting Our Past: Photographs, History and the Free Public Library 1890-1914

 

Friday 27 November 2015, 6-7:30

Room 112

Thomas Galifot (Musèe d’Orsay)

(Some) Women Photographers 1839-1919

 

Tuesday 26 January2016, 6-8

Marta Weiss (Victoria and Albert Museum)

Julia Margaret Cameron: New Discoveries

Responding: Colin Ford (Former head of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford)

 

Wednesday 17February 2016, 6-7:30

Linda Mulcahy(London School of Economics)

Docile Suffragettes? Resistance to Police Photography

 

Wednesday 9March 2016, 6-7:30

Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University &Birkbeck Institute for Humanities Visiting Fellow)

Picturing Modernization: Vision, Modernity and the Technological Image in Humphrey Jenning’sPandaemonium

 

Saturday 2July 2016 2016

Workshop

Law and Photography

In collaboration with London School of Economics

Program and details will be circulated early in 2016.

 

http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/research/photography