Workshop / Conference 5-6 April 2019
Photographs are unusually rich objects of inquiry and media for communication. As photographs capture detail indiscriminately, they always contain far more than the photographer intends.
Diverse perspectives approach photographs in different ways: they are fine art objects, historical records, and chemical traces all at once, conveying both concrete, stable evidence and possibilities for infinite interpretation.
Research looking at the roles of photography
An interdisciplinary research environment has been developing around these issues in recent years at Lund University, within the The Pufendorf Institute for Advanced Studies. An Advanced study group (ASG) has recently been looking att the roles of photography in academic research and communication and contributions have come from disciplines across the University as well as community partners.
Conference and exhibition
With an opening 4th April, the Department of Sociology at Lund University will host the exhibition Pierre Bourdieu In Algeria: Testimonies of Uprooting in cooperation with Landskrona Foto.
In connection to the exhibition the Department of Sociology will arrange a two-day conference with the purpose of exploring photography as a base for knowledge in both cultural heritage and research.
The conference on the photographic image is to take place 5th-6th April 2019 at Landskrona Foto in Landskrona, Sweden and aims to build a strong Scandinavian research network around the photographic image, including multidisciplinary academic and artistic perspectives.
Alison Gerber, Britt-Marie Johansson and Christopher Mathieu,
Department of Sociology, Lund University