The Centre for Humanities Research and the SARChI Chair in Visual History and Theory invites you to a lecture by Shawn Michelle Smith titled:
The Photography of History: Sally Mann at Antietam
Date: Thursday, 27 September 2018
Time: 11:30 – 13:00
Venue: Centre for Humanities Research, University of the Western Cape
Shawn Michelle Smith is Professor of Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the author of
At the Edge of Sight. Photography and the Unseen (2013), and co-editor with Sharon Sliwinski of Photography and the Optical Unconscious (2017).
This event will be the keynote lecture of the International Workshop titled ‘On the Edge of History: Photographs and African Archives, held at the CHR from 27-28 September 2018. The workshop is concerned with the ways histories are written and assembled, and the materials used to narrate or analyze the past of the African continent, and the relationships between them.
This lecture and the workshop are organized by the DST/NRF SARChI Chair in Visual History & Theory at the Centre for Humanities Research, UWC.