Dr Kelley Wilder

Job: Director, Photographic History Research Centre

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Humanities

Research group(s): Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC)

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: N/A

E: kwilder@dmu.ac.uk

W: www.dmu.ac.uk/phrc

Social Media: photographichistory.wordpress.com

 

Personal profile

Dr Kelley Wilder is a photographic historian, with interests in the cultures of science and knowledge generated by photography and photographic practice.  In her work Kelley  considers the photographic practices of Nineteenth century scientists and artists like William Henry Fox Talbot, Sir John Herschel, Henri Becquerel and others. New projects include work on Photographic catalogues and archives, and Nineteenth and Twentieth century material cultures of photographic industry and image making.

Research group affiliations

Research interests/expertise

Dr Kelley Wilder is a photographic historian, with interests in the cultures of science and knowledge generated by photography and photographic practice.  In her work Kelley  considers the photographic practices of Nineteenth century scientists and artists like William Henry Fox Talbot, Sir John Herschel, Henri Becquerel and others. New projects include work on Photographic catalogues and archives, and Nineteenth and Twentieth century material cultures of photographic industry and image making.

Areas of teaching

  • Photographic history
  • Photography and industry
  • Photographic research practices
  • Photographic historiography
  • Material histories of photography
  • Science and Photography
  • History of Technology

Qualifications

D.Phil., Oxford University 2003

Courses taught

MA - History of Photography, Images and Practice

MA - Photography and Industry

BA - co teaching Newton to Nuclear: An Introduction to the History of Science, Medicine and Technology

Membership of external committees

Advisory Board, Studies in Theory and History of Photography, University of Zurich

 

Membership of professional associations and societies

 European Society of the History of Photography 

 History of Science Society

 European Society for the History of Science

 

Conference attendance


Photo Archives V: The Paradigm of Objectivity (Getty Research Institute/Huntington Library/ KHI)

Youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q7kyPITxxo

Recent research outputs


Kelley Wilder, 'Flash! A Literary and Visual Culture of Performative Technology' Journal of Victorian Culture, Volume 23, Issue 4, 28 September (2018) 503–507.

Wilder, K. ‘Not one but Many: Photographic Trajectories and the Making of History’ in History of Photography 41:4 (2017) 376-394.

Wilder, K. 'Through the Looking-Glass: Hans Danuser’s Last Analogue Photograph' in Hans Danuser, Darkrooms of Photography (Gottingen: Steidl Verlag, 2017)

Wilder, K. 'Fields of Vision: Photographing the Glass Record' in Wayne Barrar, The Glass Archive (Massey University: Wellington, NZ, 2016) 4-11.

Wilder, K. 'A Note on the Science of Photography: Reconsidering the Invention Story' in Tanya Sheehan and Andrew Zervigon eds. Photography and Its Origins (New York: Routledge, 2015) 208-221.

Current research students

  • Ella Ravilious 'Photographic Collecting Practices of the National Art Library' CDA with Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Erika Lederman  'Women Photographers and the South Kensington Museum' CDA with Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Marta Binazzi 'All Rights Reserved. Copyright and Patent Laws’ Impact on the Commercialisation of Permanent Photographs of Artworks in Europe: 1865-1900'
  • Valentine Nyamdon 'Manufacturing a Subversive Reality: Backdrops and Photographic Manipulations in Cameroonian studio Photography'

Externally funded research grants information

Pictures in Natural Collections: with Damian Hughes, Post Doctoral Grant (M3C)

Doing Science in a Photographic Age 2017-2018 (British Academy)

 

 

Internally funded research project information

 

The Meaning of Photographic Materials (HEIF) 2017

The Nature of Kodak Research, PhD funded to run 2012 – 2015.

Practising Photography in the Sciences, PhD funded to run 2012 – 2015.

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