[All events are free and open to the public. However, due to space limitations, the organizers ask that you please RSVP here.]


Keynote Lecture / 5:30pm–7:00pm / Hawkins-Carlson Room, University of Rochester

“Imperial Rights and the Origins of Photography” / Ariella Azoulay, Professor of Modern Culture and Media and the Department of Comparative Literature, Brown University, film essayist and independent curator of archives and exhibitions


FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2018

Conference Room D, Humanities Center, 202 Rush Rhees Library

Breakfast / 9:00am-9:45am

Introductory Remarks / Jacob W. Lewis, Visiting Assistant Professor, Art & Art History, Associate Academic Director, PPCM, University of Rochester

Panel 1: The Conquest of Ubiquity / 9:45am-11:45am

“Developing the Future: Technological Determinism and 19th-Century French Photography” / Emily Doucet, PhD Candidate, Graduate Department of Art, University of Toronto

“Photographic Profusion at the World’s Columbian Exposition” / Annie Rudd, Assistant Professor of Critical Media Studies, Department of Communication, Media & Film, University of Calgary

“International Picture Language, the Attention Economy and the Market in Images” / Michelle Henning, Professor of Photography and Cultural History, London School of Film, Media and Design, University of West London

Lunch / 11:45am-1:00pm

Panel 2: Materials in Transit / 1:00pm-2:50pm

“‘Things are partial, yet organic’: An Ecomaterialist Reading of Paul Géniaux’s Salt Harvester” / Maura Coughlin, Associate Professor of Visual Studies, Department of Literary and Cultural Studies, Bryant University

“Managing Time: Non-human Animal Labor in the History of Imaging Technology” / Joseph Moore, Assistant Professor of Art, The City College New York (CUNY)

“Film of the Skin: Walead Beshty’s Travel Pictures” / Niharika Dinkar, Associate Professor, Art Department, Boise State University

Coffee & Tea / 2:50pm-3:05pm

Introductory Remarks / Kyle Parry, Assistant Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz

Panel 3: Power & Pervasiveness / 3:05pm-5:45pm

“Evidence of Feeling: Race, Police Violence, and the Limits of Documentation” / Catherine Zuromskis, Assistant Professor, Fine Art, Rochester Institute of Technology

“Where Is My Photo? Study of the Representation of Tehran in Contemporary Iranian Photography” / Mohammadreza Mirzaei, PhD Student, History of Art & Architecture, University of California, Santa Barbara

Coffee & Tea / 4:10pm-4:20pm

“Imaging the Self in a Narcissistic Age” / Derek Conrad Murray, Associate Professor, History of Art & Visual Culture, University of California, Santa Cruz

“The Ephemeral Gesture” / Kate Albers, Associate Professor of Art History, University of Arizona