P30
Archaeology and Photography

Convenors:
Dan Hicks (University of Oxford)
Lesley McFadyen (Birkbeck)
Discussant:
Dr Victor Buchli
Location:
Sackler B
Start time:
30 May, 2014 at 9:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

This panel brings together studies of archaeological photography both as historical photographs in archives, and as contemporary practice. Themes may include, but are not limited to, time materials, fieldwork, representation, and documentation and the profilmic.

Long abstract:

Photography has been a central element of archaeological method and practice since the late 19th century, but archaeological photography has been relatively little explored, especially when compared with visual anthropology. This panel brings together new studies of archaeological photography: both of historical photographs in archives, and of contemporary practice. Particular themes in the study of archaeological photography may include, but are not limited to, time, materials, fieldwork, representation, and documentation and the profilmic.