Anthropology and Photography Conference


Anthropology and Photography
British Museum, Clore Centre, 29-31 May 2014

The Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce that a conference ‘Anthropology and Photography’ will take place at the British Museum, Clore Centre, in conjunction with the museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre. The aim of the Conference is to stimulate an international discussion on the place, role and future of photography.  Panel proposals are therefore welcome from any branch of anthropology.

Call for Panels and Papers

We welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners working in museums, academia, media, the arts and anyone who is engaged with historical or contemporary production and use of images.
Panels can draw upon (but are not limited to) the following themes:

The use of photography across anthropological disciplines
The changing place of photography in museums and exhibitions
Photography and globalisation
Photography, film and fine art
Revisiting and re-contextualising archival images
Photography and public engagement
Ethics, copyright, access and distribution of images
Technological innovation and its impact
Regional photography practices
Visual method and photo theory

The call for papers opens on 27 November 2013 and closes on 8 January 2014

Critical Heritage and Photography
Tourism and Photography
Archiving Photographs and Photographing Archives

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