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Seminars: The Photography Seminar / Oxford / May-June 2017

The University of Oxford's History of Art department is sponsoring The Photography Seminar with a series of meetings beginning on Tuesday, May 9.  The talks start at 1pm in St Luke’s Chapel by the Radcliffe Humanities building on Woodstock Road on May 9, May 16, May 23 and May 30. The final seminar on June 6 will take place in the Department of History of Art. The convenors are Geraldine Johnson and Sajda van der Leeuw. All are welcome. 

May 9th (Tuesday, Week 3 – St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Humanities)
Earth in Focus: Photography and Land Art around 1970
Sajda van der Leeuw (University of Oxford)

May 16th (Tuesday, Week 4 – St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Hunanities)
Photosynthesis: Fractals, Algorithms and Wild Matter in
New Forms of Photographic Practice
Dr Daniel Rubinstein (Central Saint Martins)

May 23rd (Tuesday, Week 5 – St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Humanities)
Views on a Photo Studio in a Small Town in Cameroon:
Obsessions and High Fashion as a Response to Insurrection
Prof. David Zeitlyn (University of Oxford)

May 30th (Tuesday, Week 6 – St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Humanities)
Pictorialist Prints: Eduard J. Steichen’s Rodin—Le Penseur,
1902 to 1906
Dr Patrizia Di Bello (Birkbeck College, University of London)

June 6th (Tuesday, Week 7 – History of Art Dept., Littlegate House, St Ebbes)
How Do We Do Art History?
Photographs and Glass Slides in the Visual Resources Centre
Dr Deborah Schultz (Regent’s University London) and
Francesca Issatt (University of Oxford)

*Wks 3-6: meet in the Math Institute’s café for informal lunch from 12:30pm to 1pm,
followed by talks in St Luke’s Chapel, Radcliffe Humanities, from 1pm to 2pm.

**Wk 7: bring lunch to the History of Art Dept. for informal discussion from 12:30pm to 1pm,
followed by a site visit to the Visual Resources Centre’s photo collections from 1pm to 2pm.


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