[Conférence] Exploring photography in the history of the immigration to the USA (Bergen, 6 mars 2018)

Lieu : Bergen,The auditorium at Bergens Sjøfartsmuseum (Bergen Maritime Museum)

Date : Le 6 mars 2018

Organisé par : The project “Photography as Contact Zones: Migration and Cultural Encounters in America”, managed by Dr. Justin Carville (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, in collaboration with professor Sigrid Lien, University of Bergen, Norway – and Bergens Sjøfartsmuseum (Bergen Maritime Museum).

Program : 

9.00-9.15 Introduction by Professor Sigrid Lien (UiB) and Dr. Justin Carville (IADT, Dublin).

09.15-10.00 Key note: Professor Carol Williams, Department of History, University of Lethbridge, Canada: “Indigenizing Settler-Immigrant Studies.”

10.15-10.45: Dir. Bergen Maritime Museum, Dr. Per Kristian Sebak: On the use of photography in exploring Histories of Migration from Scandinavia and Russia.


11.15-11.45: Dr. Yara Gil-Glazer, Tel-Hai Academic College Israel:  « We Weren’t Jewish (We Were Concerned Photographers) »: Second-Generation Jewish Migrants Document Black Lives in New York.

11.45-12.15: Associate Professor Maria Gloria de Sa and Librarian Archivist Sonia Pacheco, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA: Photography and Lusophony: Portuguese Immigrants in the U.S.

Lunch 12.30-13.30

13.45-14.15: Dr. Orla Fitzpatrick, National Museum of Ireland: Exchanging images: Irish-American photographic albums in the early twentieth century.

14.15-14.45: Dr. Justin Carville, IADT, Dublin, Ireland: A Letter from Pat in America: Theorizing Photography and Irish Diaspora.


15.15-15.45: Archivist Roger Kvarsvik: Using photography to tell the story about the Norwegian Presence in the Hooverville “Desert Sur”, Brooklyn, NY.

15.45 – 16.15 Professor Sigrid Lien: Pictures of Longing: Photography and the Norwegian History of Migration.

16.15-16.35: Professor Peter Larsen: Final remarks

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