INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE FORUM
Analyzing Context for Modern American Photography in the Asia Pacific, 1850-1950.
From July 2 – 4, 2014, Griffith University’s Centre for Cultural Research (GCCR) in Brisbane, Australia will present ‘Broken Images: A symposium on early American photography in the Asia Pacific, 1850-1950’.
A gathering of American, Australian and Asia Pacific scholars will piece together the history of broken links between the United States
and the Asia Pacific and the significance of photography in the exchange.
Proceedings will begin with an interdisciplinary pre-doctoral forum on the historical context for modern American photography in the Asia Pacific. Topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:-
• American expansionism in the Asia Pacific and the territorial acquisition of Hawaii, eastern Samoa, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines.
• American business expansion in the Asia Pacific, travel and tourism industries.
• American missionary enterprise in the Asia Pacific.
• American military deployments and diplomatic expeditions in the Asia Pacific.
• Travelling American writers, artists and photographers in the Asia Pacific.
• Print and image collections of the Asia Pacific in the United States.
Graduate students please send expressions of interest with a 200 word abstract to Dr Prue Ahrens (firstname.lastname@example.org) and/or Associate Professor Fiona Paisley (email@example.com). Travel assistance is available on application.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON THE SYMPOSIUM (IN ADDITION TO POSTGRADUATE FORUM) PLEASE ALSO CONTACT ABOVE.
Broken Images: A symposium on early American photography of the Asia Pacific, 1850 –1950 is made possible through the support of the Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago, and the Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Brisbane.
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