1st International Conference of Photography and Theory
Cypriot Photography in Context: Time, Place, Identity
Cyprus University of Technology, Limassol, Cyprus
November 26-27th, 2010
CALL FOR PAPERS
"Cyprus Photography in Context: Time, Place, Identity" is an international conference on Cypriot photography and representations of Cyprus. It aims at investigating issues of identity, memory and power through photographic representations of Cyprus and Cypriots, revealing the history of photography in Cyprus, exploring contemporary photographic practices, as well as establishing a strong theoretical background for future research.
We invite proposals for 30-minute papers (20 min. presentation and 10 min. questions and answers) or 60-minute round-table discussions. Participants from different fields photography, art history and theory, history, sociology, anthropology, graphic design, cultural studies, visual and media studies, fine arts, digital media are invited to submit an abstract. These can be academic papers with a theory or research focus, historical overviews or presentations which analyze contemporary photographic practices.
"Cypriot Photography in Context: Time, Place, Identity" will cover four main thematic areas:
Photography and Memory
Representing Cyprus and Cypriots
History of photography in Cyprus
Contemporary photographic practices in Cyprus
Some indicative themes or issues are:
Private and public memory
Political and ethnic memory
Representations of conflict and crisis
Re-collecting and re-shaping memory
Photography and the shaping of history
Constructing Cypriot identities
The family album
Travel photography and Cyprus
Anthropological and archaeological photography
First photo studios
First Cypriot photographers
Photographic associations and their role
Theoretical analysis of contemporary photographic work
To propose a PAPER or a ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION, please send an electronic 400-word (excluding references) abstract along with a short CV (up to 200 words), both in English, no later than April 30th 2010 to Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Elena Stylianou (email@example.com).
The abstract should include the following information:
Affiliation and position:
Presentation: Paper or round-table discussion
Title of paper/ round-table discussion:
Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by June 15th 2010. Accepted authors must submit papers of between 1500-3000 words by September 15th by e-mail to Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert and Elena Stylianou. The conference proceedings, will include all papers presented and will be distributed during the conference. All proposals and papers must be in English. Round-table discussions can be in English or other language.
Enquiries may be sent to: Theopisti Stylianou-Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Instructions for papers: The guidelines for submitting a paper will be sent to each of the contributors.
Registration fees: FREE
Organisation: Department of Multimedia and Graphic Arts, Cyprus University of Technology.
Deadline for submission: April 30th, 2010
Notification of authors: June 15th, 2010
Deadline for registration authors: July 15th, 2010
Deadline for full paper submission: September 15th, 2010
Deadline for registration participants: October 15th, 2010
Conference: 26 27 November 2010
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