UPDATE: [Cultural-Historical] Program Announcement: "Photographic Proofs" Conference at Yale, April 4-5, 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Ammon
contact email: 
photographic.proofs@yale.edu

"Photographic Proofs": A Graduate Student Conference
Yale University, April 4-5, 2008
REGISTER at www.photographicproofs.com

The Photographic Memory Workshop and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library at Yale are pleased to announce the program for "Photographic
Proofs," an international and interdisciplinary graduate student
conference to be held at Yale University on April 4-5, 2008.

The Yale University Photographic Memory Workshop is a working group
consisting of faculty, students, and staff that fosters sustained cross-
disciplinary conversation about the important relationship between
photography and individual and collective memory. In this, our ninth
consecutive year, the group has teamed with the Beinecke Rare Book and
Manuscript Library to organize its first graduate student conference.
Through this event, we hope to facilitate the sharing and discussion of
current photography-related research and sources, to encourage networking
and community development around this subject, and to build a vocabulary
and bibliography on the topic of photography and memory.

The broad conference theme is “Photographic Proofs.” In opening and
closing keynote talks by John Tagg (Binghamton University) and
professional photographer Marion Belanger and four faculty-moderated
graduate student panels of three papers each, presenters will investigate
photography and evidence through theoretical, historical, critical, and/or
artistic explorations based on one photograph or a collection of
photographs. Our speakers ground their investigations in diverse
disciplines (e.g., African American Studies, American Studies, Art,
English, History, History of Art, Theater and Performance Studies, Urban
Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies) and work across the
U.S. and around the world. Emergent conference sub-themes include the
intersections of photographic evidence with memory, biopolitics, urban
place and space, performance, and public humanities.

The general schedule for the entire conference is below:

FRIDAY, APRIL 4
5:30p "File Photos: Documents, Terror, Truth and Style," Opening Keynote
Lecture, Professor John Tagg (Binghamton University) – Linsly-Chittenden
Hall (LC) 101

SATURDAY, APRIL 5
8:30a Conference Registration and Light Breakfast – LC 103
9:00 Panel 1: "Memory, Postmemory, Countermemory" – LC 101
11:00 Panel 2: "Biopolitics of Images" – LC 101
2:00p Panel 3: "Urban Place and Space" – LC 101
4:00 Panel 4: "Intersections of Photography and Performance" – LC 101
6:00 "Outside and Within: Boundary, Border, Edge," Closing Keynote
Lecture, Marion Belanger, professional photographer – LC 101
7:15 Public Dinner Reception for all conference attendees – Beinecke
Mezzanine

For more information on individual papers and speakers, and to register
for this free, public event, please visit: www.photographicproofs.com.

Alice Moore and Francesca Ammon
Co-organizers, "Photographic Proofs"
Yale University
www.photographic.proofs.com

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