AccueilFields of vision: Thinking field photography and digital imaging across disciplines

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Publié le mercredi 18 juillet 2018 par Anastasia Giardinelli

Résumé

Digital technologies have profoundly altered how field images are made, how they circulate, and how they generate meaning. Meanwhile, advances in imaging present new possibilities for the production of visual knowledge of the material world. These changes have had profound effects upon the study of visual and material culture. This colloquium aims to train the spotlight on the rapidly shifting terrain of field photography, exploring its significance for the establishment, definition, and development of such interrelated disciplines as archaeology, anthropology, art history, heritage and museum studies.

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Argument

Digital technologies have profoundly altered how field images are made, how they circulate, and how they generate meaning. Meanwhile, advances in imaging present new possibilities for the production of visual knowledge of the material world. These changes have had profound effects upon the study of visual and material culture. This colloquium aims to train the spotlight on the rapidly shifting terrain of field photography, exploring its significance for the establishment, definition, and development of such interrelated disciplines as archaeology, anthropology, art history, heritage and museum studies.

Historically, photography has offered a means through which field sites and subjects were constructed, communicated, and conceptually reinforced. This was often predicated on assumptions of distance, objectivity, and the atemporal. Given recent theorizations and reappraisals of visual media, we ask how disciplines are critically harnessing photography and digital imaging as methodological tools for the twenty-first century. Key questions to be explored will include: 

  • What implications do new technologies have for the ways places of fieldwork are created and agency operates?
  • How is ‘the field’ conceived and contained in an age of increased connectivity?
  • How do new forms of imaging (such as 3D reconstruction) influence theoretical potential and disciplinary boundaries in useful ways?
  • What new ethical considerations arise from the surge in the (re)production and dissemination of both contemporary and historical images?

This colloquium aims to be interdisciplinary, embracing photography and imaging as a methodological and theoretical tool in the study of material culture. Papers are invited that relate to these questions in and across the following disciplines: 

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • History of Art and Architecture
  • Museum Studies
  • Cultural Heritage Studies
  • History

Submission Guidelines

Presentations will be 20 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes for questions. Papers from postgraduate researchers are particularly encouraged. The day will conclude with a plenary panel and final discussion with contributions from Dr Christophe Moulhérat (Musée du Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac, Paris), Dr Helen Anderson (African Rock Art Image Project) and Dr Kelley Wilder (De Montfort University, Leicester).

The colloquium is free to attend; unfortunately, there is no funding assigned to cover travel costs. Proposals for papers should include an abstract of 250 words, the name and affiliation of the speaker and a small biography, and be emailed to fieldsofvision2018@gmail.com before the 1st of August 2018.

We also have spoken to World Art journal, and the editorial board has expressed strong interest in considering the colloquium’s papers for publication (as individual submissions or possibly for a collected proceedings to a themed issue of the journal).

Scientific Committee

  • Cléa Moulin, PhD candidate Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)
  • Amelia Kin, PhD candidate Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)
  • Amélie Roussillon, PhD candidate Sainsbury Research Unit for the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)

Lieux

  • Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts - University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park
    Norwich, Grande-Bretagne (NR4 7TJ)

Dates

  • mercredi 01 août 2018

Mots-clés

  • photography, digital imaging

Contacts

  • Amélie Roussillon
    courriel : a [dot] roussillon [at] uea [dot] ac [dot] uk

Source de l'information

  • Amélie Roussillon
    courriel : a [dot] roussillon [at] uea [dot] ac [dot] uk

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« Fields of vision: Thinking field photography and digital imaging across disciplines », Appel à contribution, Calenda, Publié le mercredi 18 juillet 2018, https://calenda.org/458150

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