[S-fotografie] CFP: Imaging History (Brussels, 18 Feb 10)

Antonello Frongia frongia a iuav.it
Ven 16 Ott 2009 17:16:35 CEST

We are pleased to announce a call for papers and/or visual presentations for the
following forthcoming international conference:

Imaging History
Photography after the fact

18 february 2010, Hogeschool Sint Lukas, Brussels, Belgium

Within the framework of the artistic research project "(in)site, site-specific
photography revised, applied to the archaeological site Sagalassos" an
international conference is organised, aiming to explore the relationship
between photography and history. How do photographers visualize heritage or,
broader, history? What is the importance of place, particularly the place that
remains after events took place. A related topic, central in the theory of
photography and photography itself, is time. This conference also focuses on how
photographers depict
the past, when time has become past time. The theme Imaging History, photography
after the fact offers an opportunity to explore, both on a theoretic and
artistic level, how history can be captured.


Original papers are invited to consider subject areas including the following

Imaging history: objective or subjective, factual or critical?
Early photographic explorations to Egypt and Palestina
Photography and archaeology
Photography and place
Photography and time
Photography and memory

Please submit your 300-word abstract (in English), including a title and full
contact details (see below) as an electronic file to
bruno.vandermeulen a arts.kuleuven.be as soon as possible but no later than 31
December 2009.

For further details on the conference at a later stage please visit


Papers or presentations are expected to make an original contribution to the
field of history and photography. People who are interested in presenting a
paper should send an abstract for refereeing. Paper proposals will be selected
by the partners of the artistic research project and the scientific committee to
cover different areas, methods, approaches and positions.

Abstracts should be maximum 300 words. Each entry should incorporate the
following information:

Author‚s(s‚) full name(s), (+gender (M/F), in brackets)
Address for correspondence
Theme of the paper/presentation
Title of the paper/presentation
Abstract of the paper/presentation

Abstracts and later paper submissions should be sent by e-mail as a Microsoft
Word or RTF document, double-spaced on A4. Preferred typeface is 12pt Times new

The official language of the conference is English.

Publication opportunity: A selection of papers accepted for the conference will
be published as a separate volume of the Lieven Gevaert Series, University Press
Leuven (www.lievengevaertcentre.be)

The partners of the project are: University of Leuven, Faculty of Arts;
Hogeschool Sint-Lukas; Sagalassos Archaeological Research Project; Lieven
Gevaert Research Centre for Photography and Visual Studies; FotoMuseum Provincie
Antwerpen, City of Leuven and IvOK, Institute for Practice-based Research in the

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