12200943098?profile=originalDe Montfort University's Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) celebrated it's first anniversary on Thursday. Professor Elizabeth Edwards, the Centre's Director, gave her professorial lecture and launched her new book The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination, 1885–1918.

Durign the evening Gerard Moran, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, announced that Professor Stephen Brown had been awarded a £390,000 AHRC two year research grant to look at  'fuzzy photographs'; Elizabeth Edwards had been awarded an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award with the British Museum and that Kelley Wilder had been appointed a visiting professor at the University of Zürich. 

12200944059?profile=originalThe Centre has also launched the first issue of its newsletter - a copy can be downloaded here: PHRC Newsletter No 1 April 2012  

More on the PHRC and its activities can be found here.

Photo right: Roger Taylor, Elizabeth Edwards, Kelley Wilder and Stephen Brown cut the first birthday cake of the PHRC.  Below: Visitors, students and staff gathering before Elizabeth Edwards' professorial lecture. © Michael Pritchard. 




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