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cfp: Science and Photography Symposium / proposals by 12 July 2019

A one-day symposium on science and photography will take place on 23rd October in St Andrews. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the 2019 St Andrews Photography Festival, ‘Science & Photography’ which runs throughout the month of October.

The symposium organisers welcome proposals from both a historical and contemporary perspective on themes including, but not limited to:

  • Historic collections and contemporary projects
  • The application of photography to scientific innovations
  • Photographic documentation of science
  • Scientific advancements in photography.

Panel proposals are also welcome and we particularly encourage early career scholars and PhD candidates to apply.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 200 words for your 18 minute presentation to Rachel Nordstrom at no later than 17:00 on Friday 12 July 2019.  All proposals are subject to a review process.

Science and Photography Symposium
Hosted by: University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections Division
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
09:30 – 17:00
Lawrence Levy Studio, Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews KY16 9LA


Image: Back of Hand and Shrivelled Apple. To illustrate the origin of certain mountain ranges by shrinkage of the globe by James Nasymth ,1874 (Photo-QB581-N2C2-Plate-2)

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