P34
Archives, Representation and Portraits

Convenors:
Elizabeth Edwards (De Montfort University)
Location:
BP Lecture Theatre
Start time:
31 May, 2014 at 9:00
Session slots:
1

Short abstract:

This panel explores diverse photographic representation in post-cards, portraits and calendars in historical perspective, showing how each encounter may be regard as being the outcome of distinct political and social interactions.

Long abstract:

Our understanding of the way that diverse photographic media may be used in nation-building projects, or in the colonial endeavour, is increasingly sophisticated. However, at the same time each representation is the outcome of a specific series of localised interactions that are always unique and always distinctive. This panel aims to explore these specific historical interactions in diverse geographical contexts, and show how in each case they gave rise to a pattern that we can only discern through detailed case studies.