Information and discussion on all aspects of British photographic history
The 14th Triennial Symposium on the History of Photography will take place on Friday-Sunday, October 16-18, 2009 in Rochester, New York. The symposium will feature a wide-range of papers on all aspects of photographic history and will be held at George Eastman House.
Since its inception in 1970, this triennial event is the world's only ongoing symposium on the history of photography. It is recognized as the principal forum for original, scholarly presentations in this field. Several hundred historians, collectors, and enthusiasts from around the world are expected to gather for a weekend of lectures, exhibits, and a major sale of antique photographica. (Special interest groups often meet while at the symposium.)
The major feature of PhotoHistory is its full day lecture program. More leading authors have presented here than at any other venue. We strive for a program offering a wide range of photo-historical topics, including the social/commercial impact, esthetics, and technology of photography. The lives of those who shaped this field are also of interest.
Our program features 45-50 minute presentations, but also welcomes proposals for brief presentations (e.g., 15-30 minutes). We prefer that the lectures not have been presented or published previously. We waive registration, hotel, and meal fees for speakers.
We are entertaining contributions for PhotoHistory XIV. If you have a presentation you would like to have considered for the Symposium program, please send a description (including the time required) and a one-page abstract. We need the description and abstract no later than December 31, 2008, to enable proper committee review and subsequent correspondence.
Electronic submission of proposals should be sent to: Prof. Andrew Davidhazy, at firstname.lastname@example.org making sure the Subject line states that the message is related to submitting an abstract for the XIVth Symposium.