CONFERENCE: "Practices, Circulation and Legacies: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe" (Ljubljana, 08-10.05.2018)

Place Ljubljana, Slovenia,
Organizer The City Museum of Ljubljana
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Practices, Circulation and Legacies: Photographic Histories in Central and Eastern Europe

The City Museum of Ljubljana, Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Gosposka 15, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8-10 May 2018
Since its very beginnings, professional as well as non-professional photographers have used photography in Central and Eastern Europe to record all aspects of life. Photography has thus participated in spreading and shaping knowledge about the region, its people, and the rest of the world. In spite of the central role photography has played in the diverse socio-cultural environments of Central and Eastern Europe, research on its history in this part of the continent is still little appreciated and remains understudied.

The 2018 conference in Ljubljana will be the third in a series of international conferences initiated in Warsaw in 2016 with the aim of developing and promoting interdisciplinary studies about photography and its histories in the region.

Organised by: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana (Ljubljana), Slovenia, in association with Liber pro Arte (Warsaw), Humboldt University (Berlin), Institute of Art History, The Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague), Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw) and Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University (Leicester).
The conference is supported by the Museum of Galleries of Ljubljana, the City of Ljubljana and the Czech Academy of Sciences within the Strategy AV21 framework.

Keynote speakers:
Marianna Michałowska (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań)
Ilija Tomanić Trivundža (University of Ljubljana)