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49th Cologne Media Conversation »Photographs and the Practice of Histories« by Elizabeth Edwards
49th Cologne Media Conversations
Friday, 21 January 2022 , at 10.00 am

Photographs and the Practice of Histories
by Elizabeth Edwards

Abstract:
What is it to write history in a photographic age? This is the opening question of my new book in which I argue that the existence of photographs in the historical landscape disturbs some of the deep-seated concepts underpinning the practice of history - such as distance, scale, context or materiality. In this conversation I hope to use this argument as a springboard to explore its significance for historical practices, from museum narratives to academic writing.
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