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Travelling Photographies Program

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference

12-13 March 2010

Concordia University
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex, EV-1.615
1515 Ste-Catherine Street West (Guy-Concordia metro station)
Montreal, Quebec

 

FRIDAY, 12 MARCH 2010

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Registration and Breakfast

10:30 am - 10:45 am
Introduction

10:45 am - 12:15 pm
Travelogues

Moderator: Martha Langford, Associate Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Art History, Department of Art History, Concordia University

 

  • All Apologies: Multivalency in the Countess of Aberdeen’s Through Canada with a Kodak (1893)
    Riva Symko
    Ph.D. student, Department of Art, Queen’s University

  • Performing Tusitala: Photographing R.L Stevenson
    Carla Manfredi
    Ph.D. student, Department of English, Queen’s University

  • They Fight a Fire that Won’t Go Out: Charles Moore’s Photographs of the Birmingham Civil Rights Protests, May 1963
    Rebecca Keegan
    Ph.D. student, Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Duke University

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch Break

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Seeing The Sites

Moderator: Hélène Samson, Curator, Notman Photographic Archives, McCord Museum of Canadian History

 

  • De l’Indochine à la France : les différents usages de la photographie d’exploration
    Aurélie Champ
    Doctorante en Géographie, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

  • The Expedition of Benjamin Baltzly: Rethinking the Topographical as a Canadian Aesthetic of Expansion
    Elizabeth Cavaliere
    Ph.D. student, Department of Art History, Concordia University

  • La diffusion de modèles touristiques par une agence de photographie au XIXème siècle : l’Agence Neurdein et les représentations du Mont Saint-Michel entre 1879 et 1917
    Marie-Eve Bouillon
    Doctorante, École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Paris

3:00 pm - 3:20 pm
Coffee Break

3:20 pm - 5:00 pm
Travelling Photographers

Moderator: Richard Baillargeon, Professor, École des arts visuels, Université Laval

 

  • ‘The “Travelling Artist” has arrived on wheels’: Itinerant Photographer Frank Adams in Early Twentieth-Century Rural Nova Scotia
    Sara Spike
    Ph.D. student, Department of History, Carleton University

  • ‘The Foreigner was Afraid’: Juan Downey's Split Vision in Video Trans America (1973-1979)
    Sarah Montross
    Ph.D. student, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

  • The ‘Colour of Pity’: Benjamin and Delahaye in Russia
    Erkan Ali
    Ph.D. student, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, UK

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Break

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Keynote Address

Ultimate Travellers, Entangled Images: Picture Postcards from West and Central Africa
Dr. Christraud Geary
Teel Curator of African and Oceanic Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Conference reception and AHGSA website launch, EV-11.725

 

SATURDAY, 13 MARCH 2010

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Circulating Subjects

Moderator: Alice Ming Wai Jim, Assistant Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

 

  • Framing Henson: Fantasies of Childhood, Fear of Photographs, and the 2008 Controversy Over the Arts in Australia
    Karen Crawley
    Ph.D. student, Faculty of Law, McGill University

  • Reconsidering the Big Picture: The Reproduction and Circulation of Seydou Keita's Photographs
    Jennifer Orpana
    M.A. student, Department of Visual Arts, University of Western Ontario

  • The Site of Display: The Travelling Exhibition Ashes and Snow and ‘The Nomadic Museum’
    Karla McManus
    Ph.D student, Department of Art History, Concordia University

11:30 am - 11:45 am
Coffee Break

11:45 - 1:15 pm
Picturing Empire

Moderator: Todd Porterfield, Professor and Canada Research Chair in 19th Century Art History, Département d’histoire de l’art et d’études cinématographiques, Université de Montréal

 

  • Posed in Ruin: Felice Beato’s Lucknow Photographs
    Karl Fousek
    M.A. student, Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory, University of British Columbia

  • There Will Be No Blood: The Colonial Photographic Representation of Rebel Leaders in 19th Century Bali
    Sara Hagerty
    M.A. student, Department of Art and Art History, University of New Mexico

  • Accounting for the Virgin in Khalil Raad’s Studio: Photographic Representations of the Holy Land at the Turn-of-the-19th-Century
    Rhonda Saad
    Ph.D. student, Department of Art History, Northwestern University

1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
Lunch Break

2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Missionary Views

Moderator: Martha Langford, Associate Professor and Concordia University Research Chair in Art History, Department of Art History, Concordia University

  • Alfred Bertrand ou quelques déclinaisons de la photographie de voyage
    Lionel Gauthier
    Doctorant, Département de géographie, Université de Genève

  • Multilayered Meanings: Photographic Practices of a Catholic Congregation of Missionary Nuns
    Katharina Stornig
    Doctoral researcher, Department of History and Civilization, European University Institute, Florence

  • Double Vision: The Ambivalence of Mission Photography
    Sharon Murray
    Ph.D. student, Department of Art History, Concordia University

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Coffee Break

4:15 pm - 6:00 pm
Reframing History

Moderator: Johanne Sloan, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, Concordia University

 

  • ‘These are not gymnasts. These are an army!’: Photographic Postcards, Czech Gymnasts, and the Promotion of Slavic Nationalism in 1910s Bohemia
    Abram Fox
    Ph.D. student, Department of Art History & Archaeology, University of Maryland, College Park

  • (Re)creating Riel: the Image of Louis Riel’s Deployment in Selected Canadian Visual Culture
    Michelle Bauldic
    M.A. student, Department of Art, Queen’s University

  • Photographs from the ‘Golden Age’: Stefan Constantinescu’s Personal History of Communism, Twenty Years After its Fall
    Corina Ilea
    Ph.D. student, Department of Art History, Concordia University