Photo: Science. Photography and Scientific Discourses

Photo: Science. Photography and Scientific Discourses / Photo: Science. Fotografie a diskurzy vědy

Place Prague, Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Husova 4, CZECH REPUBLIC
Organizer Institute of Art History, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
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Photo: Science. Photography and Scientific Discourses
30 November – 2 December 2020
online conference

November 30
19:00 CET
Event Horizon Telescope and Black Hole Images
Maciej Wielgus (Event Horizon Telescope, Harvard University)
Vladimír Karas (Astronomical Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences)

December 1
9:30 – 9:45 Online registration
9:45 – 10:00 Introduction

10:00 – 11:00 Keynote Lecture I
Kelley Wilder (PHRC, De Montfort University Leicester): Photographs and the Science Notebook

1/ Technologies
(chair: Petra Trnková)
11:30 Jennifer G. Tucker (Wesleyan University Middletown): Photography at the Nexus of Science and Industry
11:50 Martin Jürgens (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam), Lénia Fernandes (Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam), Ioannis Vasallos (The National Archives London): “A Crowd of Mercurial Globules“ – On the Microscopic Examination of Daguerreotypes in 1839
12:10 David Stella (Global Change Research Institute, Czech Academy of Sciences/ Charles University in Prague), Pavel Pecháček and Karel Kleisner (Charles University in Prague): Nondestructive, Fast, Ultraviolet: Applications of UV Photography in Ecology, Taxonomy and Evolutionary Biology

Discussion & Break

2/ Explorations
(chair: Ana Peraica)
13:30 Marthe Tolnes Fjellestad (Perspektivet Museum Tromsø): “The Magnetic Crusade“ and Photography in IPY-1
13:50 Tomáš Dvořák (FAMU in Prague): Photographic Measures
14:10 Michal Šimůnek (FAMU in Prague): Photographs of Photography: On contemporary Meta-pictorial and Meta-referential Practices in Art and Science

Discussion & Break

15:30 – 16:30 Keynote Lecture II
Magdalena Vuković (Photoinstitut Bonartes), Andrea Fischer (Institute for Interdisciplinary Mountain Research, Austrian Academy of Sciences): A Clear View: The Role of Photography in the Geoscientific Discourse as Initiated by Friedrich Simony

3/ Art and Science
(chair: Fedora Parkmann)
17:00 Stig Storheil (Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate): No Man‘s Land – A Study of Photographic Documentation of Norwegian Glaciers 1949 – 1979
17:20 Alessandro Ferraro (University of Genoa): Abstractionism between Photographic and Scientific Discourse in Italy: Some Case Studies
17:40 Nadiia Kovalchuk (Museum of Kharkiv School of Photography/ Sorbonne Université): Scientific Imagery Re-coded: the Appropriation of Scientific Photography Aesthetics in the Late Soviet Non-official “creative” Photography, Oleg Maliovany’s Case


December 2
9:45 – 10:00 Introduction

4/ Systems, collections
(chair: Hana Buddeus)
10:00 Camilla Balbi (IULM University of Milan): When Photography Met Museum: the Hamburger Faksimile-Streit
10:20 Stefanie Klamm (University of Erfurt): Working On and With Photo-Objects in Art-historical, Archaeological and Ethnological Photo Archives
10:40 Maria Medvedeva (Institute for the History of Material Culture, Russian Academy of Sciences): Photography in Russian Archaeology of the 19th and early 20th Centuries. Past and Present

Discussion & Break

5/ Anthropology
(chair: Kelley Wilder)
12:30 Agnese Ghezzi (Kunsthistorisches Institut Florenz, Max-Planck-Institut):
“A Human Iconography” – Photography and Anthropology in the 19th Century, between Natural and Social Sciences
12:50 Anaïs Mauuarin (Labex Hastec/Centre Alexandre Koyré): Photographs playing against Type. The Ambiguities of the Human Races Gallery of the Museum of Man (1938)

Discussion & Break

14:30 – 15:30 Keynote Lecture III
Dawn Wilson (University of Hull): Reflecting, Registering, Recording and Representing – from Light Image to Photographic Picture

6/ Speculations
(chair: Barbora Kundračíková)
16:00 László Beke (Hungarian University of Fine Arts): Post.Photography
16:20 Timothy Druckrey (Maryland Institute College of Art): Post-History, Post-Photography and the Perils of the Instant Archive: A little manifesto
16:40 Valérie Jeanne-Perrier (Sorbonne Université): Natural Sciences, Photography and Image Theory


17:15 Closing Speech

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