Conference Program: Photo-Objects. On the Materiality of Photographs and Photo-Archives in the Humanities and Sciences

A conference of the collaboration project ‘Photo-Objects. Photographs as (Research) Objects in Archaeology, Ethnology and Art History’, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, February 15th-17th 2017

Please note that a registration will not be neccessary.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15th 2017

2.00–2.15
WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Costanza Caraffa, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut

2.15–3.15
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Elizabeth Edwards, Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester: Thoughts on the ‘Non-Collections’ of the Archival Ecosystem

3.15–3.30
Coffee Break

PANEL I: INTO THE ARCHIVE

3.30–4.15
İdil Çetin, Galatasaray University, Istanbul: Where is the Archive? The Reality of Doing Research on Ataturk Photographs

4.15–5.00
Vered Maimon, Tel Aviv University: Affective Archives: Vernacular Photography and the Life of Images

5.00–5.30
Coffee Break

5.30–6.15
Suryanandini Narain, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi: In the Family Photographic Archives from India

6.15–7.00
Katharina Sykora, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg ‘Das fotografische Dispositiv‘, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig: In the Archive’s Eye. A Triumphant Autopoiesis of Photography

8.00
Dinner for Speakers

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16th 2017

PANEL II: GETTING ONE’S HANDS DIRTY

9.30–10.15
Omar Nasim, Universität Regensburg: Handling Photography. The Case of Astronomy

10.15–11.00
Zeynep Çelik, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers University: Late Ottoman Practices: Modernity, Photography, Medical Research, and Anthropological Documentation

11.00–11.30
Coffee Break

11.30–12.15
Haidy Geismar, University College London, and Pip Laurenson, Tate London / Maastricht University: Finding Photography, Opening up the Photo-Object: A Dialogue between Anthropology and Conservation

12.15–2.00
Lunch Break

2.00–5.30
WORKSHOP ‘PHOTO-OBJECTS‘
Chair: Joan M. Schwartz, Queen’s University, Kingston
With: Julia Bärnighausen, Stefanie Klamm, Franka Schneider and Petra Wodtke, BMBF-Project ‘Photo-Objects‘

5.30–6.00
Coffee Break

6.00–7.00
HANDLING PHOTO-OBJECTS IN THE PHOTOTHEK (for speakers only)
With: Costanza Caraffa, Ute Dercks, Almut Goldhahn and Julia Bärnighausen, Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck-Institut

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17th 2017

9.00–10.00
KEYNOTE LECTURE
Lorraine Daston, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin: The Accidental Trace and the Science of the Future: Tales from the 19th-Century Archives

PANEL III: SPACES OF HYBRIDIZATION

10.00–10.45
Anaïs Mauuarin, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris: The Two-Faced Photothèque of the Museum of Man: Between Scientific and Commercial Uses

10.45–11.15
Coffee Break

11.15–12.00
Christopher Pinney, University College London: Digital Cows: Flesh and Code

12.00–12.45
Lena Holbein, DFG-Graduiertenkolleg ‘Das fotografische Dispositiv‘, Hochschule für Bildende Künste Braunschweig: Reflections on the Archive: Reconsidering the ‘Evidence’-Project (1977–2017)

12.45–2.00
Lunch Break

PANEL IV: CANON FORMATION AND TRANSFORMATION

2.00–2.45
Kelley Wilder, Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester: The Two Cultures of Word and Image. On Materiality and the Photographic Catalogue

2.45–3.30
Maria Männig, Karlsruhe: The Memory of Art History: Analyzing Slide Collections

3.30–4.00
Coffee Break

4.00–4.45
Petra Trnková, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague: The Unbearable (and Irresistible) Charm of ‚Duplicates‘

4.45–5.30
Christina Riggs, University of East Anglia, Norwich: Photographing Tutankhamun: Photo-Objects and the Archival Afterlives of Colonial Archaeology

5.30–6.00
Coffee Break

6.00–7.00
CLOSING REMARKS & FINAL DISCUSSION
Joan M. Schwartz, Queen’s University, Kingston

END OF CONFERENCE


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