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Family Ties Network: The Representation of Memory: Activating Archives

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Regent's University London

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This seminar sees a reconvening of Memories of the Future Panel (postponed in March 2019) Photography and the Archive: Activating Archives, at Regents University as part of 'the Representation of Memory' seminar.

The theme of this event is to examine photography beyond the aesthetic and open discussions around engaging with the photographic images as memetic devices, what Kuhn (2002) calls ‘Image-texts.’ Drawing from this perspective, this panel looks at ways in which vernacular photographies inform and shape our understanding of the present, as well as the past. In doing this we also open up questions around the of value of archives in new temporalites.

The event starts at 10.30 with 3 speakers

Dr Karen Shepherdson is a Reader in Photography, Christchurch Canterbury University. In addition, she is the director of the UK’s South East Archive of Seaside (SEAS) Photography; co-director of the Centre for Research on Communities and Cultures; and co-editor for the Journal of Photography and Culture. Karen’s research is based around archival coastal photography; through which she seeks to provide new insights into cultural memory around working class coastal history.

The title of Karen’s presentation is:

(Re)Membering through the Photographic Archive: the presence of the past in the future http://www.karenshepherdson.com/

Dr Deborah Schultz is a Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture at Regent’s University London. Her research explores word-image relationships, photo archives, and the representation of memory in 20th century contemporary art. Following on from her position as an academic visitor in the department of Art History at Oxford University, she co-convened the 2017 international conference on Photo Archives: The Place of Photography. The conference proceedings will be published imminently.

The title of Deborah’s presentation is:

Rediscovered, Reviewed, Revalued

Dr Nicky Bird, is a Reader in Contemporary Photographic Practices, Glasgow School of Art. She is an artist whose work investigates the contemporary relevance of found photographs, the hidden histories of archives and specific sites. Nicky is interested in a key question: what is our relationship to the past, and what is the value we ascribe to it in the present?

The title of Nicky’s presentation is:

Ghosting the Castle: A map between Archive and Memory https://nickybird.com/

This panel will be chaired by Caroline Molloy, Senior Lecturer in Photography, Coventry University.

The afternoon session will include short presentations by

Lucy Carolan (Newcastle University)

Patricia Hull (Regents University)

This is a free event but registration is necessary to gain access to the event. Details about rooms will be forwarded to registered attendees nearer the time.

Image ©South East Archive of Seaside Photography





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