Margaret Iversen Profane Illuminations History and Theory of Photography Research Centre Spring 2017 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Thursday 19 January 2017, 6:00-7:30pm Room 120

Walter Benjamin credited the Surrealist movement with ‘a true, creative overcoming of religious illumination’ by replacing it with a kind of ‘profane illumination’. This talk attends to two key moments in the art of producing technically mediated, profane illuminations. They are, first, the innovations of the Surrealist movement itself and, second, Leo Steinberg’s ‘Other Criteria’ with its conception of the picture plane as a receptive surface or, as he put it, ‘a consciousness immersed in the brain of the city’.

 

Thursday 2 February 2017, 6:00-7:30pm

Room B04

Marcia Pointon (Professor Emeritus, University of Manchester, and Research Fellow, Courtauld Institute of Art)

Robert Harris’s Photography at De Beer’s Kimberley Diamond Mine 1875-1890

 

Thursday 27 April 2017, 6:00-7:30

Room 106

Christina Riggs (University of East Anglia)

Photographing Tutankhamun: Photo-objects and the archival afterlives of colonial archaeology

 

Patrizia Di Bello (Dr),
Senior Lecturer, History and Theory of Photography
Birkbeck, University of London,
www.bbk.ac.uk/art-history

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

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Call for Papers 12th European Social Science History Conference Belfast April 4-7, 2018

Call for Papers

12th European Social Science History Conference

Belfast April 4-7, 2018

The ESSHC aims at bringing together scholars interested in explaining historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The conference is characterized by a lively exchange in many small groups, rather than by formal plenary sessions.

The Conference welcomes papers and sessions on any topic and any historical period. It is organized in a large number of networks:

Africa ‑ Antiquity ‑ Asia ‑ Criminal Justice ‑ Culture ‑ Economics ‑ Education and Childhood – Elites and Forerunners ‑ Ethnicity and Migration ‑ Family and Demography – Health and Environment – ‑ Labour ‑ Latin America – Material and Consumer Culture – Middle Ages ‑ Oral History – Politics, Citizenship and Nations – Religion ‑ Rural ‑ Sexuality – Social Inequality – Spatial and Digital History – Science and Technology ‑ Theory – Urban ‑ Women and Gender – World History

The deadline for pre-registration on our website is 1 may 2017.  To send in a proposal please go to the pre-registration form.  For more information on how to send in a proposal please go to guidelines.

The 12th European Social Science History Conference is organized by the International Institute of Social History in co-operation with the Queen’s University (link is external)in Belfast.

https://esshc.socialhistory.org/node/100

PHRC – 2017 Anual Conference

Call for Papers

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to phrc@dmu.ac.uk no later than Friday 27 January 2017.

Diverse Migrations: Photography out of Bounds

Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK

19-20 June 2016

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @PHRC_DeMontfort

Conference hashtag #PHRC17

 

The consequences of the expansion of photographic practices around the globe are many and varied. Social interactions through and with analogue and digital photographs and the platforms across which photography is shared and disseminated keep challenging traditional socio-cultural boundaries. For its 2017 conference, Diverse Migrations: Photography out of Bounds, PHRC is particularly interested in how these processes affect peoples whose photographic histories are currently understudied. These may be (but are not limited to) African, Central American and Middle Eastern cultures.

Diverse Migrations: Photography out of Bounds seeks to interrogate what social and other meaningful photographic practices emerge when photographs cross boundaries, and move between individuals, places, and distinct cultural environments. Paper proposals may concentrate on the following themes and other related subject matters:

  • transnational and/or emerging photographic practices
  • cross-cultural knowledge exchange through photography
  • migrations across media
  • sharing and exchanging photographs
  • global forums for photography and its theorisation

Papers are welcome from all career stages.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be sent to phrc@dmu.ac.uk no later than Friday 27 January 2017.

https://photographichistory.wordpress.com/annual-conference-2017/

Tim Satterthwaite (Visiting Lecturer, University of Brighton) Spiritualising the machine: the modernist photography of UHU magazine

History and Theory of Photography Research Centre Autumn 2016

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

 

Monday 24 October, 6:00-7:30pm

Room 106

The photo-illustrated monthly UHU was at the heart of the progressive photographic culture of Weimar Germany. In a stream of articles and photo-pages in the late 1920s, UHU showcased the work of modernist photographers, such as Albert Renger-Patzsch and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, alongside the radical new perspectives of scientific and aerial photography. UHU’s modernism offered more, however, than a simple embrace of technological modernity; like the great photographic exhibitions of the period, the magazine sought a reconciliation between the rationalising forces of the machine age and the organic principles of the natural world and traditional life. This talk describes how UHU’s modernist synthesis was expressed through a unifying aesthetic of repetition and regularity. The magazine’s photographs of microscopic plant forms, aerial landscapes, and the textures of urban life, were symbolic of alternative visions of social order – the organic or technocratic principles of an ideal future society.

 

WORKSHOP PÚBLICO Apresentação pública do projecto FOTOGRAFIA IMPRESSA. IMAGEM E PROPAGANDA EM PORTUGAL (1934-1974)

19 de Outubro de 2016
Sala Multi-Usos 2, Edifício I&D, 4º andar
FCSH/NOVA (Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa)
Av. de Berna, 26-C |1069-061 Lisboa

PROGRAMA DE TRABALHOS
9h 30m Boas vindas & Apresentação
Breves palavras dos oradores: Professor Doutor Pedro Costa (DINÂMIA’CET-IUL- ISCTE-IUL); Professor Doutor Fernando António Baptista Pereira (CIEBA/FBA/UL); Professora Doutora Ana Delgado Martins (AHU/DGLAB-UL)
10h Conferência de Abertura
LOS USOS DE LA FOTOGRAFIA. FOTOLIBROS, REVISTAS Y EXPOSICIONES EN ESPAÑA 1930-1970, Javier Ortiz Echagüe (Universidade de Navarra)
11hDebate
11h 25m – Café
11 h  45m – O NACIONALISMO E A MULTIDÃO COMO INSTRUMENTO DE PODER, Eduardo Cintra Torres (CECC/FCH/UCP)
12h – A FOTOGRAFIA E O ARQUIVO, Margarida Medeiros (CECL /FCSH/NOVA)
12h 15m – Debate
13h – 14h 20m Almoço
14h 30m – FOTOGRAFIA IMPRESSA. IMAGEM E PROPAGANDA EM PORTUGAL (1934-1974), Filomena Serra (IHA/FCSH/NOVA), Paula André (DINÂMIA’CET-IUL-ISCTE-IUL), Bruno Marques (IHA/FCSH/NOVA) e a equipa do Projecto
15h 30 m Debate
15h 45 mFOTOGRAFIA E HISTORIOGRAFIA, Margarida Acciaiuoli (DHA/FCSH/NOVA)
16hConferência de Encerramento
A INSTITUCIONALIZAÇÃO DA PROPAGANDA DURANTE A ERA FASCISTA: OS CASOS DA ALEMANHA, DE PORTUGAL E DA ITÁLIA, Goffredo Adinolfi (CIES-IUL/ISCTE-IUL)
16h 20 mDebate
16h 45m – Café
17h 15 m O PROJECTO EM PROSPECTIVA, Manuel Villaverde Cabral (ICS-UL)
18h Encerramento dos trabalhos

Coordenadora do Projecto e Investigadora Principal: Filomena Serra
Investigadores responsáveis: Paula André e Bruno Marques
Equipa de Investigadores: Afonso Cortez-Pinto, Natasha Revez, Patrícia Bento d’Almeida, Sofia Leal Rodrigues, Susana Martins
Investigadores Bolseiros: José Oliveira e Paula Costa
Instituição de Acolhimento: Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (FCSH/UNL)
Instituições Participantes:
Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa (FBA/UL)
ISCTE – Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL)
Direcção Geral do Livro e das Bibliotecas (DGLAB)
Unidade de Investigação principal: Instituto de História da Arte (IHA/FCSH/NOVA)
Unidades de Investigação adicionais:
DINÂMIA’CET-IUL – Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território, do ISCTE-IUL
CIEBA/ FBA/UL – Centro de Investigação e de Estudos em Belas-Artes da Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa
AHU/DGLAB-UL, Arquivo Histórico Ultramarino da Direcção-Geral do Livro e das Bibliotecas da Universidade de Lisboa
Entidade Financiadora:
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