Centre for Research in Communication and Culture


10 May 2017

Photographs, monuments and the making of public histories in Britain 1850-1950

Presented By Elizabeth Edwards (De Montfort University)
  • 1-2pm (part of the CRCC seminar series)
  • Brockington U1.22

About this event

This paper argues that photography played a central role in establishing historical sites as 'important monuments' to be preserved for the public good. I examine the visual strategies and patterns of photographic production and dissemination that both cohered a sense of historical topography and produced monuments as ‘documents of the nation’s past’ under state ownership.

This event is part of the CRCC seminar series.