African Photography Initiatives: Call for Papers (15 May – 15 August 2014)

African Photography Initiatives Conference

Validating Visual Heritage in Africa: Historical Photographs and the Role of the “Archive” 

Buea, Cameroon, 26 – 31 January 2015

African Photography Initiatives is pleased to announce that the conference Validating Visual Heritage in Africa: Historical Photographs and the Role of the “Archive”. The conference will take place in Buea (Cameroon), organised in collaboration with the Universities of Buea, Cameroon and Basel, Switzerland. It will be held during the last week of January 2015. The exact dates are yet to be confirmed. The aim of the conference is to stimulate discussions about, and set out an agenda for, the space(s), value, role and future of photographic collections within the broader framework of the ‘Archive’.

Call for Papers

We welcome contributions from scholars/students and practitioners working in archives and the media as well as anyone  involved with historical images. Consult the panels page for more information.

The call for papers opens on 15 May 2014 and closes on 15 August 2014. Contributors whose panel proposals and papers have been accepted will be informed by September 15 and need to be registered by November 15. 

For further information, and to apply, please visit African Photography Initiatives website

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