CFP: Photography in Nineteenth Century Ireland (Ireland)

Into the Light: Photography in 19th Century Ireland Parallax Views: Perspectives on Irish Photography is a forum run by the photography course in the School of Creative Arts at the Institute of Art, Design & Technology (IADT), Dun Laoghaire to explore all aspects of photographic history and practice in Ireland. As part of its programme of events papers are invited for a proposed one day conference on photography in 19th century Ireland to take place on the 1st of November 2005.

Photography in 19th century Ireland has received little scholarly attention despite its role in the histories of Irish science and technology, colonialism, tourism, the representation of race and ethnicity and the broader field of visual culture. ‘Into the Light:

Photography in 19th Century Ireland’ seeks to foster research that examines the history of photography in Ireland from a range of perspectives from the history of photography itself, to art history, cultural geography, anthropology, sociology and Irish studies. The conference organisers are interested in receiving proposals of 250-300 words on any aspect of the history of photography in Ireland during the 19th century. Papers examining the representation of Ireland by Victorian travellers and tourists as well as histories of photography from the perspective of the Irish Diaspora are also welcomed. Plenary Speaker: Dr. James R. Ryan (University of Leicester) Picturing Empire: Photography and the Visualization of the British Empire.

Proposals of 250-300 words for papers of 20-25 minutes are welcomed From any discipline exploring the history, practice and representation of 19th century Irish photography. Proposals should be in the body of the email text (not as attachments please) and should be accompanied by a brief biography and institutional affiliation of the proposed speaker. Proposals should be sent by email to [email protected] no later than Friday 2nd September 2005.

Proposals sent by post should be addressed to: Justin Carville Lecturer, Historical & Theoretical Studies in Photography School of Creative Arts Institute of Art, Design & Technology Kill Avenue Dun Laoghaire Co. Dublin