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Tomáš Dvořák visiting scholar and Sloan Fellow

Photography scholar Tomáš Dvořák will be Visiting Fellow at Trinity while he takes up the role of Sloan Fellow of Photography at the Bodleian Library. The Sloan Fellowship supports a research visit by a scholar in the history of photography.

Tomáš Dvořák is an assistant professor in the Department of Photography at FAMU in Prague and a research associate at the Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences. His research focuses on philosophy and history of media and philosophy and history of science and the interrelations of these fields, especially media archaeology of science and knowledge. He recently edited, with Jussi Parikka, Photography Off the Scale: Theories and Technologies of the Mass Image (Edinburgh University Press 2021). 

His research at the Bodleian libraries will focus on the publishing history of William Henry Fox Talbot’s Pencil of Nature and the relationships between photography and the aesthetics of the picturesque.


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