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Professor Steve Edwards moves to Birkbeck

Professor Steve Edwards will be taking up a new post from 1 September as Professor of History & Theory of Photography at Birkbeck, University of London. The job was noted on BPH in December here. Edwards is currently Professor of Art History-Materialism at the Open University.

His OU profile and publications list can be seen here and his recent publications include:  'Beard Patentee: Daguerrotype Property and Authorship', Oxford Art Journal, 36(3) (pp. 369-394); The Making of English Photography, Allegories (Pennsylvania University Press, 2006); Photography: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2006); and his book Daguerreotypes: Patents/Portraits/Persons is forthcoming. 

Edwards is the keynote speaker at the PHRC conference Photography: Between Anthropology and History (Leicester, 20-21 June 2016).

Image: Open University

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