Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Call for Papers: Archaeology and Photography

Image: Detail from a photograph by Harold St George Gray of the British Association excavations at Avebury, Wiltshire, April 1922 (Pitt Rivers Museum photographic collections 1998.262.11.5)

Call for Papers: Archaeology and Photography

On 29-31 May 2014, the Royal Anthropological Institute is holding a conference on Anthropology and Photography in London at the British Museum
I'm convening a panel at the conference on Archaeology and Photography with Lesley McFadyen (University of London, Birkbeck). Paper proposals are invited, and are due by 8th January 2014. The Discussant for the panel will be Victor Buchli (Anthropology, UCL).

The session outline is as follows:

Photography has been a central element of archaeological method and practice since the late 19th century, but archaeological photography has been relatively little explored, especially when compared with visual anthropology. This panel brings together new studies of archaeological photography: both of historical photographs in archives, and of contemporary practice. Particular themes in the study of archaeological photography may include, but are not limited to, time, materials, fieldwork, representation, and documentation and the profilmic.

Paper proposals can be submitted through the conference website here - 

To discuss a potential paper, please email Dan Hicks - - and Lesley McFadyen -

You can read more about the conference on the RAI's website here:

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