The Developing Room’s Second Annual Graduate Student Colloquium on the History and Theory of Photography

Grete Stern Sueño

The Developing Room holds its second annual graduate student colloquium, an event for Ph.D. candidates from any field of study who are working on dissertation topics in which photography--its histories and theories--play a central role. 

We encourage presentations on underrepresented histories globally. Students selected to present will share their work with their peers and an official respondent who is a leader in the field. The format involves a formal presentation of 25 minutes in length, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. Although only five presentations are given at each colloquium meeting, the Developing Room invites a large audience of students in order to ensure a rich conversation, and to build a constituency from which papers can be drawn in subsequent years. Last year, our inaugural event brought together an international group of researchers working across a wide range of topics related to photography.

This year’s respondent is Leslie Wilson, Assistant Professor of Art History at Purchase College, State University of New York. Professor Wilson’s teaching and research focuses on the global history of photography, modern and contemporary art from Africa and the African diaspora, American art post-1900, and museum studies. Her current project charts the development and popularization of color photography in South Africa, from its inception in the early twentieth century to contemporary practice. From 2015 to 2017, she was a 24-Month Chester Dale Predoctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

Schedule
 

9:30
Coffee and Pastries

10:00
Introduction

10:15
Leila Anne Harris

10:40
Discussion

11:10
Daniel Peacock

11:35
Discussion

12:05
Lunch Break (1 hr 30 min)

1:30
Özge Calafato

1:55
Discussion

2:25
Alexandra Nicolaides

2:55
Discussion

3:25
Break (10 min)

3:35
Samuel Ewing

4:00
Discussion

4:30
General Discussion led by Leslie Wilson 

5:00
End

Sponsors

Center for Cultural Analysis
Art History Department, Rutgers University