Propaganda and Photography

Propaganda and Photography

The conference ‘Art Histories, Cultural Studies and the Cold War’ at the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, University of London on Friday 24th September 2010 includes a series of papers on the theme of ‘Propaganda and Photography’ (see below for morning programme). Further information on the rest of the papers and registration details can be found here.

Registration from 9am: Tea, Coffee & Croissant
9.45     Welcome: [Professor David Ayers; Drs Grant Pooke and Ben Thomas]
Propaganda and Photography – Chair: David Ayers
10.00    Irina Bystrova (Moscow): The Americans, Russian and the British in conditions of the Cold War: from the history of mutual perceptions
10.20    Martha and John Langford (Concordia and Victoria): Showing, Without Telling: A Cold War Tourist and His Camera
10.40    Sally Stein (Los Angeles): Photography, Feminism and the Cold War in the USA [title tbc]
11.00   Sarah James (Oxford): “Scratching the History of Men”: Humanism, Photography, Art History, and the Politics of the Subject in a Divided Germany
11.20    Coffee
11.35    Caroline Blinder (Goldsmiths): American Alphabet: On Paul Strand’s Post War Photography
11.55    Jane Powell (Kent): The Changing Iconography of Cold War Posters at the Marx Memorial Library
12.15     Victoria Zhurlvaleva (Moscow): “The Cold War of Images”: the Soviet Union in American Political Cartoons
12.35    Plenary – Discussion

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