Photographic History

Photographic History Research Centre Overview

The Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) has a unique approach to photography and its social and cultural manifestations. It undertakes innovative research on photography and its practices from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It is committed to moving beyond disciplinary boundaries to explore the multiple strands of photography’s history, approaching it as an interconnected set of social and cultural processes, and as a visual economy which embraces the photographic industry, networks of photographic knowledge, science and technology, aesthetic, evidential and informational values and institutional practices.

The Photographic History Research Centre at De Montfort is inviting applications from students whose research interests include:

  • Social and Cultural Practices of Photography
  • Practising Photography in the Sciences
  • History of Photographic Technology
  • Historiographical Studies in Photography
  • Industrial and Business History of Photography
  • Cross-cultural Histories of Photography
  • Amateur Photography
  • Photography, Nationhood and Identity

Photographic History Research Centre Members:

Professor Elizabeth Edwards
Director and Research Professor in Photographic History

Dr Kelley Wilder
Reader in Photographic History

Dr Gil Pasternak|
Senior Research Fellow Photographic History

Click here for further information or here to apply.

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