Call for Papers: Science and Photography Symposium

Tuesday 21 May 2019
Back of Hand and Shrivelled Apple. To illustrate the origin of certain mountain ranges by shrinkage of the globe by James Nasymth ,1874 (Photo-QB581-N2C2-Plate-2)

Science and Photography Symposium
Hosted by: University of St Andrews Library’s Special Collections Division
Wednesday 23rd October 2019
09:30 – 17:00
Lawrence Levy Studio, Byre Theatre, Abbey Street, St Andrews KY16 9LA

A one-day symposium on science and photography will take place on 23rd October in St Andrews. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the 2019 St Andrews Photography Festival, ‘Science & Photography’ which runs throughout the month of October.

The symposium organisers welcome proposals from both a historical and contemporary perspective on themes including, but not limited to:

  • Historic collections and contemporary projects
  • The application of photography to scientific innovations
  • Photographic documentation of science
  • Scientific advancements in photography.

Panel proposals are also welcome and we particularly encourage early career scholars and PhD candidates to apply.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 200 words for your 18 minute presentation to Rachel Nordstrom at [email protected] no later than 17:00 on Friday 12 July 2019.  All proposals are subject to a review process.

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