Conference: Intimate Archives: Photography and Life-Writing
29th November, Leonard Wolfson Auditorium, Wolfson College
“Intimate Archives” is a one-day interdisciplinary conference that seeks to explore the intersection of photography and life-writing. Photography has come to play an increasingly self-conscious role in life narratives, raising questions about truth, fictionality, authenticity and the limits of referentiality. What role does photography have in the construction of life narratives? How are intimate and affective relations negotiated and represented in photographic life narratives? Furthermore, what is at stake when intimate records of familial and private lives are published or exhibited? This conference seeks to engage with these issues.
Confirmed keynote speaker: Dr. Akane Kawakami (Birkbeck, University of London)
All welcome; registration fee £30; you can book online by clicking here.
Please contact the organisers Dr. Lee-Von Kim and Christine Fouirnaies at intimatearchives [at] gmail [dot] com with any questions.
During the course of public events we may take photographs for use on our website or in other promotional material. By entering the venue you are agreeing to have your image taken, recorded, stored and reproduced. We endeavour to ask before we take anyone’s photo but if we publish a picture of you which you would like us to remove please contact us at communications [at] wolfson [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk