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Andrés Mario Zervigón - Fully Visible and Transparent: Zeiss Anastigmat at Room 106

November 20, 2019 from 6pm to 7:30pm
In 1890, the famous Jena Glass Works of Carl Zeiss released the Anastigmat photographic lens. The innovative device advanced a chapter in optical technology that seemed to have progressed automatically in a predetermined manner since the medium’s origins. The new lens offered a consistent field of focus across the photographic plate and corrected for a number of additional aberrations at lower and higher f-stops. But why exactly had Zeiss developed its expensive mechanism and what drove…See More
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The Spaces of Photography. Five New Arguments on William Henry Fox Talbot at Room 114 (Keynes Library),

May 8, 2019 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Mirjam Brusius (German Historical Institute, London)The Spaces of Photography. Five New Arguments on William Henry Fox TalbotWilliam Henry Fox Talbot had to be excavated. In October 1966 digs began on the grounds of Lacock Abbey in the hope of uncovering relics of the Victorian gentleman of science, antiquarian, and inventor of the calotype. In the following decades Talbot became well known as a major protagonist in early Fine Art photography, yet his papers suggest that he was more concerned…See More
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Lecture: Histories and Counter-Histories of Photography, London, 4 April 2018

New national histories of photography are appearing. Some are recuperative, supplementing the canon with missing or underestimated figures. Others are methodological retellings, refreshing the canon with new historiographical perspectives. Some are bent on justice, adapting postcolonial, decolonizing, or settler-colonial theory to the writing of counter-histories. The…

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Posted on March 22, 2018 at 10:00

Exhibition: CULTURAL SNIPING: Photographic Collaborations in the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive

This exhibition showcases materials from the archive of Jo Spence, British photographer, writer, educator and self-described ‘cultural sniper’. Focusing on Spence’s radical practices, it displays a range of items that provides insight into Spence’s collaborative work process. They highlight the dynamic nature of the work, as projects, themes and ideas constantly interact and…

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Posted on March 22, 2018 at 10:00

Seminars: History and Theory of Photography Research Centre

Birkbeck's History and Theory of Photography Research Centre has announced its summer seminar programme. The events are free and open to all at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD.

 

Wednesday 6 May, 6-7:30

Room 112

Work in Progress Seminar

Raul Valdivia (Birkbeck, Iberian and Latin American Studies)

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Posted on April 30, 2015 at 9:30

Seminars: History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, London

London's History and Theory of Photography Research Centre, at Birkbeck has a series of free seminars open to the public, taking place at 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD. In addition there are a number of Master’s Bursaries and Studentships open to applicants on its MA…

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Posted on February 6, 2015 at 17:00

New History and Theory of Photography Research Centre at Birkbeck

A new History and Theory of Photography Research Centre has recently been approved at Birkbeck, University of London. Based in the Department of History of Art and Screen Media, School of Arts, the Centre is led by Professor Lynda Nead and Dr Patrizia Di Bello, supported by a steering committee.

The Centre aims to facilitate, exchange and showcase existing and new…

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Posted on November 30, 2012 at 13:30

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At 14:39 on September 17, 2011, Frances Baker said…

Hi 

I was wondering if I need to officially book for the Nineteenth Century Seminars: On Photography talk and if you have to pay?

Thanks Frances

 
 
 

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