Event Date and time: Friday 14 July 2017

Venue details: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London | Senate House, Malet Street | London, WC1E 7HU

Event website: Call for Papers – Photographs Beyond Ruins: Women and Photography in Africa 

Call for Papers

Photographs Beyond Ruins: Women and Photography in Africa 

A one-day symposium at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London.

Usakos – Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location Albums, 1920s to 1960s is an exhibition which centres on three private photographic collections owned by four female residents of the small town in central Namibia called Usakos. The exhibition now comes to London, and will open on Friday 14 July at at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, University of London. 

The symposium marks the opening of ‘Usakos – Photographs Beyond Ruins: The Old Location albums, 1920s-1960s’ and you are invited to submit a papers which reflect on how women’s photographic and other archival and memory-work practices help to illuminate the specific histories of life under segregation, apartheid and colonialism more broadly – whether (for example) of urban planning, forced removals, housing, the railway system, migrant and domestic labour, cosmopolitanism, education and cultural life.

Please send abstracts (300 words max.) and your name, title, affiliation (where appropriate) and contact details to: Dr Giorgio Miescher, University of Basel, giorgio.miescher@unibas.ch and Dr Marion Wallace, marion.wallace@wallpear.plus.com by 17 March 2017.

More details about the symposium can be found here. 

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