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Registration closing soon: Photographic Histories of Psychology - 25 November, Leicester

This symposium seeks to explore how photography and psychology have influenced each other throughout their histories. It aims to uncover how psychological notions have informed photographic practices, and the role that photography has played in the making of psychological knowledge.

This symposium seeks to explore how photography and psychology have influenced each other throughout their histories. Its aim is twofold: to uncover how psychological notions have informed photographic practices, and to bring into light the historical role that photography has played in the making of psychological knowledge and its public dissemination.

Photographic Histories of Psychology
One-day postgraduate symposium
25 November, 2014
Trinity House, PHRC, de Montfort University, Leicester
Registration closes Tuesday 18th (registration fee includes sandwich lunch, tea and coffee)
*£0: PHRC students and speakers
*£10: de Montfort University students
*£20: students
*£26: non students

PROGRAM

 

10:00 Registration

10:30 Welcome Prof. Elizabeth Edwards, Director PHRC

10:40 Introduction Beatriz Pichel

 

11:00 Photography and Psychology: Historical Exchanges

Chair: Jennifer Chao

 

Cristina Moraru (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University): “Post-Memory Processes. The Reproduction of Psychological Past Through Photography”

 

Allison Huetz (École du Louvre): “The Scientific Study of Emotions in France at the Turn of the Century”

 

David Keller (Universität zu Lübeck): “Picturing a Person’s Essence: Photographic Materials as Epistemic Instruments in the History of Early Personality Diagnosis”

 

12:30 Lunch

 

13:30 Keynote Lecture: Dr. Mathew Thomson (University of Warwick): “Photography and the Landscape of the Child in Twentieth Century Britain”

 

14:30 Coffee Break

 

15:00 Photographs and the Making of Psychiatric and Psychological Pathologies

Chair: Damian Hughes

 

Leticia Fernandez (University of Greenwich): “Imagining the Uprooted Child: Pain, Separation Anxiety and the Second World War”

 

Julie Mazaleigue (Université de Picardie Jules Verne): “Mental Disorders, Degeneration and Criminality (1880-1910): The Photographs of “Stigmata of Degeneration”, a History Between Psychology, Criminology, Police and Collective Representations”

 

Katherine Rawling (Royal Holloway): ““The Photographs Illustrating the Book are Good and Well Chosen”. Photography and the Configuration of Psychiatric Knowledge in Late-Nineteenth Century Books”

 

David Gentilcore, Edigio Priani (University of Leicester): “Towards an Iconography of Pellagrous Insanity in Venice, 1873-1912”

 

17:00 Open Discussion

 

17:15 Wine Reception

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Beatriz Pichel beatriz.pichel@dmu.ac.uk

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