Event Date: 11 February 2014
Royal Holloway University of London
Departmental Research seminars 2013/2014
Professor Elizabeth Edwards (De Montfort) – Photographic Uncertainties in the Colonial Office: Between Evidence and Reassurance
Professor Edwards is Research Professor in Photographic History and Director of Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort. She has researched and published on the historical anthropology of photography and photographs, including in, 2012 The camera as historian : amateur photographers and historical imagination, 1885-1918. Durham, North Carolina : Duke University Press.
In spring 2012 Professor Edwards held a Fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham. With colleagues in the Netherlands and Norway, she has just completed a major HERA/European-funded project on the role of the photographic legacy of the colonial past in contemporary Europe. She is working on late nineteenth and early twentieth century photographic societies and networks of photographic knowledge, and on the market in ‘ethnographic’ photographs across scientific and popular domains in the nineteenth century. Professor Edwards is currently Vice-President of the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Introduction by Dr Jane Hamlett (RHUL):