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.