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CONF: “Anna Atkins Symposium” (New York Public Library, 03.11.2018)


«Anna Atkins’s role in the narrative of early photography has been widely acknowledged only within the last 40 years. Since the publication of Larry J. Schaaf’s Sun Gardens: Victorian Photograms by Anna Atkins, scholars have built on this groundbreaking research and fortified the larger context of her work. Although now famous for being the first book produced with photographic illustrations, Photographs of British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions has been viewed as an artwork, a scientific document, a rare book, and more. This multi-faceted appeal has helped to ensure Atkins’s enduring legacy.

On the occasion of the exhibition Blue Prints: the Pioneering Photographs of Anna Atkins, The New York Public Library has invited distinguished scholars in the fields of photography, conservation, natural history, and rare books to discuss her photography and its resonance. During this symposium panelists and speakers will discuss this broader context in which she created her momentous production, as well as characteristics unique to Atkins’s pioneering work.»

Qui il programma.

Anna Atkins, Grateloupia filicina, cianotipo, 1848-1849. Photographs of British algae: cyanotype impressions, Part IX, Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library.

Beautiful Impressions: Anna Atkins’s British Algae

CFP: “History and Theory of Photography” (Brunswick, N.J., 12.04.2019)

CFP: “History and Theory of Photography” (Brunswick, N.J., 12.04.2019)

New Brunswick, NJ, April 12, 2019
Deadline CFP: 15.01.2019

Graduate Student Colloquium on the History and Theory of Photography

The Developing Room, a working group at the Center for Cultural Analysis (Rutgers University) announces its second annual graduate student colloquium. This event is for Ph.D. candidates from any field of study who are working on dissertation topics in which photography – its histories and theories – play a central role. We encourage presentations on underrepresented histories globally. Students selected to present will have an opportunity to share their work with their peers and an official respondent who is a leader in the field. Students may be at any stage of dissertation research, but ideally presentations will consist of a dissertation chapter or section and an account of how that chapter/section fits within the larger project. The format involves a formal presentation of 25 minutes in length, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. Although only five presentations are given at each colloquium meeting, the Developing Room invites a large audience of students in order to ensure a rich conversation, and to build a constituency from which papers can be drawn in subsequent years. Last year, our inaugural event brought together an international group of researchers working across a wide range of topics related to photography.

This year’s respondent will be Leslie Wilson, Assistant Professor of Art History at Purchase College, State University of New York. Professor Wilson’s teaching and research focuses on the global history of photography, modern and contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, American art post-1900, and museum studies. Her current project charts the development and popularization of color photography in South Africa, from its inception in the early twentieth century to contemporary practice. From 2015 to 2017, she was a 24-Month Chester Dale Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

More information about the Developing Room can be found at

To apply, please send the following to by January 15th, 2019:
– An abstract of 250 words or less
– A summary of your dissertation progress, 250 words or less
– CV
– A short biography of 150 words



CFP: “19th-Century Photo-Archaeology International Conference” (University of Haifa, 02.04.2019)

Il call for papers è disponibile qui: Photo-Archaeology_International_Conference e qui

Konstantinos Athanasiou, Stèle antique au cimetière.jpg

Konstantinos Athanasiou, Stèle antique au cimetière Céramique (Athènes), circa 1875, tirage albuminé d’après négatif verre au collodion, 266 x 203 mm (restaurations). Numéroté « 4 » dans le négatif. Bibliographie: Das Land der Griechen mit der Seele suchen, Photographien des 19. und 20. Jahrhunderts, Agfa Foto Historama, 1990.