Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
This symposium adds to the growing body of feminist scholarship that is deconstructing the male-dominated history of commercial and industrial artistic production. The programme will bring together current interdisciplinary perspectives on women’s experiences of work and the gendered dynamics of commerce in the creative industries in Britain between 1750 and 1950.
We invite critical and creative papers as well as those that present case-studies or deliver in more collaborative formats.
Contributions may focus on, but are not limited to, women at work or women’s involvement in the development of technologies i.e printmaking, photography, film and computing, women’s work in textiles (including dressmaking and millinery), design, architecture, advertising, bookmaking and publishing, the performing arts, music, TV and radio.
We are particularly interested in papers that consider the following topics:
We invite abstracts of 250 words for 20-minute papers. Please submit abstracts and a short biographical note to Erika Lederman, Hannah Lyons and George Mind at firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on Friday 30 November 2018.
‘Women, Work and Commerce in the Creative Industries, Britain 1750 – 1950’ is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and organised by Collaborative Doctoral Partnership students Erika Lederman (De Montfort University/V&A) Hannah Lyons (Birkbeck, University of London/ V&A) and George Mind (University of Westminster/National Portrait Gallery).
UPDATE: Conference registration is now available here.
Women, Work and Commerce in the Creative Industries, Britain 1750 - 1950
Saturday 9 February 2019, 9.30am – 5.30pm
Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London
Keynote Speakers: Dr Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi and Dr Patricia Zakreski
Call for papers
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