CFP: ‘Colonialism, War and Photography’, King’s College London

Colonialism, War & Photography
King’s College, London – 17 September 2015

Part of the HERA research project, ‘Cultural Exchange in Times of Global Conflict: Colonials, Neutrals and Belligerents during the First World War‘, based at King’s College London.

Using the First World War as a focal point, this interdisciplinary one-day workshop aims to examine the complex intersections between war, colonialism and photography. What is the use and influence of (colonial) photography on the practice of history? What is the relationship between its formal and historical aspects? How are the photographs themselves involved in the processes of cultural contact that they record and how do they negotiate structures of power?

Keynote & Discussant: Prof Elizabeth Edwards
Director, Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University

Convenors: Dr Santanu Das & Dr Daniel Steinbach
King’s College London

Participants should send abstracts of up to 300 words for a 20-25 minute paper, a short biography, and any enquiries to by 31 July 2015.

Further information: CfP_Colonialism, War & Photography