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June 2009 Blog Posts (8)

New jobs: Research Fellows at De Montfort University

Two new jobs at De Montfort University have been advertised. De Montfort University has a well established reputation for providing web access to primary research sources in the history of photography. You will help to shape and to realise our long term plan to establish us as a centre of excellence, by delivering this ambition in partnership with other organisations that share our zeal for the subject.



Research Fellow in Photographic History (0.2FTE). Part Time.… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on June 30, 2009 at 6:30 — No Comments

Online Exhibition - Countryside Images

The Museum of English Rural life at the University of Reading (UK) would lke to invite you to visit the Farmer and Stockbreeder collection online exhibition at http://www.reading.ac.uk/merl/research/countrysideimages/merl-list.asp



Categories include: Agricultural Labour and People; Cattle; Children and Young Farmers; Crafts; Crops and Fruit; Harvesting and Picking; Haystacks, Ricks and Thatching; Horses; Land Cultivation; Machinery; Marketing and Packaging; Milking and Dairying;… Continue

Added by Guy Baxter on June 25, 2009 at 10:24 — No Comments

Forthcoming book: Points of View. Capturing the 19th century in photographs

British Library, London This publication will be available from November 2009 to coincide with the British Library's major autumn exhibition highlighting photography within the Library.The book, for the first time, brings together a selection of images from the Library's collections. It examines the history, diversity and influence of photography from its invention and early years up to the growth of a popular amateur market in the early twentieth century. Begining with the work of William Henry Fox Talbot… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on June 19, 2009 at 9:30 — No Comments

Forth Bridge: Evelyn George Carey

Evelyn George Carey Forth Bridge | Testo di Michael Gray & Angelo Maggi

Federico Motta Editore | Milano 2009 | 144pp 260 x 290 mm | Duotone | Hardback | Italian & English



Quoting from the text:



"The building of the Forth Bridge was marked and controlled through photography; the official photographer: Evelyn George Carey, a young engineer and personal assistant to the designer, Benjamin Baker worked on the… Continue

Added by michaelg on June 19, 2009 at 0:36 — No Comments

History of Photography teaching post

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in History of Art and Design: Photography History Specialist (1fte or 0.5fte) at Middlesex University.

Full details available here: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/staffjobs/docs/ARTS208.pdf

Added by Michael Pritchard on June 17, 2009 at 7:12 — No Comments

Nineteenth century source material

Although this blog is not intended as a buying/selling forum, BPH members might be interested to learn that a UK bookseller has the following books available. As most of you will be aware these volumes are very useful sources for the period:



British Journal Photographic Almanac - 1871, 1874, 1876, 1877, 1880 (all paper covers); plus 1892, 1894 (lack covers)

Year Book of Photography - 1880, 1882, 1886, 1889, 1890, 1891 (all paper covers)



The bookseller… Continue

Added by Michael Pritchard on June 13, 2009 at 11:00 — No Comments

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal : Call for the candidates for the 12th Presentation: Guest Curator

Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal is launching its call for the Guest Curator for the 12th presentation of the international biennale of contemporary photography that will take place in September 2011.



Every two years since 1989, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal produces an innovative photography event that serves as a catalyst for artists, other specialists of the image and the general public. This event promotes different tendencies in contemporary photography and creates international… Continue

Added by Gaëlle Morel on June 11, 2009 at 19:00 — No Comments

St Andrews Photographic Collection looking for post-grad intern

Hello everyone,



As a result of unfortunate circumstances we've lost our summer intern and are seeking a post graduate level student or recent graduate to work with our team in the Photographic Collection of the University of St Andrews library.



This placement would begin in mid-July and last for 6-8 weeks. Candidates must have training or keen interest in working directly with photographic materials, and have in-depth knowledge of photographic history. The work would… Continue

Added by Marc Boulay on June 5, 2009 at 16:40 — 1 Comment

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