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History and Theory of Photography Research Centre

Formally established in 2012, the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre is based in Birkbeck's School of Arts, and is led by Professor Steve Edwards and Dr Patrizia Di Bello, supported by a steering committee. The Centre has links with museums in London, and supports teaching and research on photography in the School through the MA in History of Art with Photography and MPhil-PhD supervision.

Podcast Jo Spence Archive and Memorial library workshop

Over Birkbeck Arts Week 2017 the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre hosted a workshop on the Jo Spence Archive and Memorial Library. Jo Spence was a British photographer, writer and ‘cultural sniper’. During this event, Dr Patrizia di Bello spoke about the archive as ‘feminist family album’, and Professsor Steve Edwards reflected on British documentary in the 1970s. You can listen to recordings of both talks here.

Events

The History and Theory of Photography Research Centre runs a busy schedule of events. Details of forthcoming activities will be coming soon, in the meantime you can take a look at our recent events here.