Organization: ICNOVA-Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Event: eBook edition
ICNOVA book collection - a Portuguese editor - prepares an electronic book that gathers some of the texts presented at the Images & Archives seminar in 2019. The proposal intends to deepen the relationships between historical, artistic, anthropological and cultural research on photographs and films preserved in archives, both public and private. The documentary condition of these images, their contexts and forms of re-contextualization, exhibition and display, the multiple histories with which they relate and the power relationships that produced and are reproduced by them are among the themes we wish to address, in the context of the "material turn" in the social sciences and the arts. The importance of materiality comes at a time when archives are expanding through digitization and accessibility programs that pose new challenges and opportunities, for both research and artistic practices. The ontological issues of the image in these “duplicate” archives are also noteworthy for this edition.
A variety of photographic and filmic materials are to be considered, spanning the different periods of these media, as well as interactions with other types of images. We also welcome conceptualizations about the archive as a discourse, in itself a kind of medium. Also relevant are topics concerning conservation, circulation and the accessibility of these images.
We accept proposals for chapters and visual essays on these topics, in Portuguese or English, by September 30. Texts must be sent to the organizers through the emails firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
All chapters will be subject to double blind peer review.
The book will be published in an e-book format, accessible and free of charge, in the ICNOVA collection (https://www.icnova.fcsh.unl.pt/livros-icnova/) on the ICNOVA website.
This proposal is promoted within the scope of the Photo Impulse research project. For more information about the project visit the website (https://www.photoimpulse.fcsh.unl.pt/pt/inicio/)
Teresa Mendes Flores