In Our Own Image

As we move towards the end of Decade of Centenaries commemorations, the In Our Own Image conference brings together leading historians and cultural figures from across Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain to reflect on issues of equality, diversity and inclusion and how we might better reflect diverse histories and perspectives.

Across three panels, contributors will address the politics of representation. Contributors include:

  • Mark Sealy, a curator and cultural historian with Autograph

  • Sinead McCoole, historian and author with expertise in the history of Irish women

  • Pauline Vermare, New York based photography historian, curator and writer

  • Fergal Fitzpatrick, photo historian and Head of Media at NCAD

  • Joy Carey, Digitisation Manager at the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland

  • William Blair, Director of Collections at National Museums NI

  • Erika Hanna, social historian at the University of Bristol

The conference will consist of 3 panels, including;

Panel 1 - Photography & Identity, Re-interrogating the Archives, Politics of Identity and the Colonial Gaze, 1839-1920.

Panel 2 - Revolutionary Island: Representing Conflict, 1912-1923.

Panel 3 - Photographic Representations and Cultural Identities

Please note that catering will be served on arrival and at lunch. When confirming your ticket, please indicate any dietary requirements.

This conference is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and by the National Lottery Heritage Fund through the Shared History Fund.