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Durham University

Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies

Previous Activities and Events

The team at Durham have been running a range of photography-related events since 2000. Further details of our bi-annual conferences can be found by following the links on the left.

June 2011 DCAPS Workshop - The Family of Man

February 2010 DCAPS Workshop - Witnessing Dehumanisation: Acts of State and the Civil Contract of Photography

March 2009 Dr Dorothy Rowe (University of Bristol) spoke on 'Weimar Women: Photography and Modernity'

December 2008 Dr Sabine Kriebel (University College, Cork), gave a paper on 'John Heartfield and the Photocultural Industry of the Weimar Republic'

October 2008 Ian Walker (University of Wales, Newport) gave a paper on Bill Brandt, 'Bill Brandt Underground: Tracing the Shelter Photographs in the Archive'

May 2008 Dawn Philips (University of Warwick) and Wolfgang Bruckle (University of Essex) gave a presentation on the major AHRC-funded research project on 'Aesthetics After Photography'

January 2008 Liam Kennedy (University College, Dublin) gave a paper on photography and the war in Iraq

November 2007 Rachael Langford (University of Cardiff) gave a paper entitled '"Through a Glass, Darkly": Photography and Obfuscation in Belgium's Congo, 1900-1939'

October 2007 Michael Carrithers (University of Durham) gave a paper on the visualisation of East Germany in the German public sphere

September 2007 'Locating Photography', second DCAPS bi-annual international conference

October 2006 Douglas Smith (University College, Dublin) presented a paper on Brassaï, Cartier-Bresson and graffitti

July 2006 Andrea Noble gave a paper at a conference to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Fototeca Nacional, Mexico

June 2006 'Photography, Power, and the Institution', a one-day international symposium featuring contributions by Donald Preziosi (Oxford University), Jonathan Harris (University of Liverpool), Steve Edwards (Open University), and Antigoni Memou (Courtauld Institute of Art).

March 2006 Liz Wells (University of Plymouth) presented a paper on the relationship between photography and landscape.

February 2006 Anny Brooksbank-Jones (University of Sheffield) gave a paper on Mexican photography as part of the DCAPS research seminar series

November 2005 Brian Stokoe (University of Northumbria) presented a paper entitled 'The Image of London: The Metropolitan Photography of E.O. Hoppé'

July 2005 'Thinking Photography (Again)', first DCAPS bi-annual international conference

May 2005 Maggie Humm and Val William presented papers to the DCAPS research seminar and attended Durham University's annual dinner to celebrate excellence in research, hosted by the Vice Chancellor and Society of Fellows

April 2005 David Campbell gave the Sem Presser Annual Lecture at the World Press Photo awards in Amsterdam. New York Times extract (pdf), and PhD student Alexia Richardson presented a paper titled 'Ni un paso atrás: Resistance and Emotion in Images of Las Madres de Plaza de Mayo' at the ‘Public Displays of Affection’ conference at the University of Rochester, New York

March 2004 1-day workshop on 'Photography & Conflict'at Durham University, featuring contributions from Andy Stafford (University of Leeds), Jens Andermann (Birkbeck College, University of London) and Liz Stanley (University of Newcastle); members of DCAPS presented papers on war and photography at 'The Photograph: An International, Interdisciplinary Conference', University of Manitoba, Canada

December 2003 Claire Grafik of the Photographers' Gallery, London, came to talk about the role of the gallery in the context of British photography

April 2000 'Phototextualities: Intersections of Photography and Narrative', international conference held at the Univeristy of Durham, co-organised by Andrea Noble and Alex Hughes