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.