The Royal Anthropological Institute is pleased to announce that a conference, Anthropology and Photography, will take place at the British Museum, Clore Centre, in conjunction with the museum’s Anthropology Library and Research Centre. The aim of the Conference is to stimulate an international discussion on the place, role and future of photography. Panel proposals are therefore welcome from any branch of anthropology.
We welcome contributions from researchers and practitioners working in museums, academia, media, the arts and anyone who is engaged with historical or contemporary production and use of images.
Panels can draw upon (but are not limited to) the following themes:
The use of photography across anthropological disciplines
The changing place of photography in museums and exhibitions
Photography and globalisation
Photography, film and fine art
Revisiting and re-contextualising archival images
Photography and public engagement
Ethics, copyright, access and distribution of images
Technological innovation and its impact
Regional photography practices
Visual method and photo theory
The call for panels opens on 1 August 2013 and closes on 31 October 2013.
The call for papers opens on 27 November 2013 and closes on 8 January 2014.