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People's Histories? Photography, Public History and Museums

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Old Staff Common Room

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10 College Park Avenue

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Photography’s ability to communicate stories has put it at the heart of public history and museum practice. But do photographs shift historical storytelling and community engagement in deeper ways? In particular, how can photographic sources best help us to share public history, and how can we use photography to involve a wider public in historical stories?

This symposium focuses on the boundaries between historical research, public historical engagement and museum practice to discuss the place of photography in public history. Participants will examine the use of photography to share stories with broad audiences. They also explore how photography, including vernacular and amateur photography, can open up buried, lost and concealed histories.

Speakers include:

Pauline Hadaway (Manchester): ‘Photography in a Divided City: People’s Histories of Belfast’

Vivienne Pollock (Ulster Museum): ‘Photography and Public History: Recent Additions to National Museum’s Contemporary Collections’

Dominique Bouchard (National Army Museum) - ‘Identity in the shadows: Special Forces, secrecy and memory’

Kieran Connell (Queen’s University Belfast): ‘Archive, Memory and the Civil Contract of Photography: the photographs of Janet Mendelsohn’

Briony Widdis (Ulster University): ‘Reflections? Family slide collections and the benefits of “deep” biography’

Lucy Wray & Olwen Purdue (Queen’s University Belfast): ‘'The photographer and the city: A.R. Hogg and the streets of Edwardian Belfast'

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