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Sara Dominici's Blog (7)

Workshop on Recreative Practices in the Art and Humanities (15-16 June 2022) - CFP extended until 14 March 2022

This intensive two-day workshop offers a much-needed forum for cross-disciplinary dialogue and inter-disciplinary experimentation in the area of recreative practices - including photography and photographic history.

Recreative practice – the process of re-making an object - is widespread in the arts and humanities. Frequently employed in art, photography and design as a technique for retrieving haptic and tacit forms of knowledge and lost technologies, re-makes are also present…


Added by Sara Dominici on February 9, 2022 at 7:30 — No Comments

***CANCELLED*** Symposium: Photography Beyond the Image / London, Saturday 25 April 2020

***It is with very heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of the Photography Beyond the Image symposium. Due to the current public health emergency, we feel compelled to make this difficult decision. The event will be rescheduled for the autumn and we will be in touch with new details once the current crisis…


Added by Sara Dominici on February 4, 2020 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

New open-access article: "New mobile experiences of vision and modern subjectivities in Late Victorian Britain"

Abstract: The article looks at the relationship between two very popular middle-class activities in Late Victorian Britain, photographing and cycling, and explores the influence that the new technology of physical mobility had on visual experiences and related photographic practices. It focuses, in particular, on the significance that…


Added by Sara Dominici on November 1, 2019 at 17:00 — No Comments

Event: Photographing and Cycling in Late Victorian Britain / London, 14 November 2018

This talk presents new research looking at the relation between camera and cycle technologies in late Victorian Britain. Despite the challenges of carrying heavy and fragile glass-plate cameras on likewise heavy and laborious to ride machines, in this period combining cycling and photography was felt so close that contemporary commentators could write of…


Added by Sara Dominici on November 9, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

Free eprints: 'Cyclo-Photographers', Visual Modernity and the Development of Camera Technologies, 1880s-1890s

50 free eprints of my article "'Cyclo-Photographers', Visual Modernity and the Development of Camera Technologies, 1880s-1890s", recently published in the journal History of Photography (42:1), for anyone who may be interested but doesn't have access to a subscribing library:…


Added by Sara Dominici on July 9, 2018 at 9:30 — 4 Comments

Publication: Travel Marketing and Popular Photography in Britain, 1888–1939: Reading the Travel Image

This new book explores how popular photography influenced the development of British travel marketing in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century. Taking as its touchstone the image archive of the Polytechnic Touring Association, a London-based, originally philanthropic, travel firm, the book reveals the role that people’s increasing familiarity with the camera played…


Added by Sara Dominici on October 6, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

Symposium: Researching, Writing and Exhibiting Photography, Saturday 8th April 2017

We’re delighted to announce details of the upcoming Institute of Modern and Contemporary Culture’s one-day symposium on Researching, Writing and Exhibiting Photography.

Speakers: David Bate (University of Westminster); Benedict Burbridge (Sussex); Sara Davidmann (London College of Communication, in collaboration with Val Williams, London College of…


Added by Sara Dominici on February 23, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments

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