Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
March at the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre:
Louise Purbrick, 'Traces of Nitrate: Archives and Landscapes between Britain and Chile'
Monday, 11 March, 6-7.30pm, Keynes Library (Room 114),
School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
This seminar is related to the exhibition Traces of Nitrate: Some Documents
An exhibition of the photographic work in progress of the AHRC funded Traces of Nitrate project developed at the University of Brighton by Ignacio Acosta, Louise Purbrick and Xavier Ribas
Traces of Nitrate: Mining history and photography between Britain and Chile
History and Theory of Photography Reading Group.
On 18 March 2013, 6-7:30 pm, we'll discuss the first chapter 'Sacred Monuments of the Nation's Growth and Hope' and the last 'Afterlives and Legacies' from Elizabeth Edwards, The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885-1918 (Duke University Press, 2012). Room 112, School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD
Forthcoming events in May (all in the School of Art, 43 Gordon Square)
01/05/13 - Next reading group, the text will be decided in March, let us know if you have any requests, room 112.
08/05/13 - Seminar: Graham Smith, 'Rauschenberg's use of photographs in his Combines of the 1950s', Keynes Library.
09/05/13 - Seminar: Magnus Bremmer, 'The Making of a Cloud Observer: On the 19th Century Photographic Cloud-Atlas', Keynes Library.
All our events are free and open to all. Details on
Further information and images on our blog:
Patrizia Di Bello (Dr),
Senior Lecturer, History and Theory of Photography
Birkbeck, University of London,
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