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[ecrea] CfP Photography & International Conflict at UCD

Wed Apr 22 11:31:30 GMT 2009


*Photography and International Conflict*

Clinton Institute for American Studies, University College Dublin

25-27 June 2009

This conference will bring together scholars and practitioners in the fields of visual media and international relations to examine the roles of image producers and the functions of photographic imagery in the documentation and communication of wars, violent conflicts and human rights issues. The conference is the first major event of an international research project on this topic.

*Speakers include:*

*Ariella Azoulay (**Bar Ilan University**), Thomas Keenan (**Bard College**), Liam Kennedy (**University College Dublin**), Paul Lowe (**University of the Arts London/Panos Pictures**), Sean Smith (**The Guardian**)*

Papers might address one or more of the following topics:

   * The histories and genres of photographic depictions of conflict
   * The ethical and legal function of images as evidentiary
     representations of human suffering
   * The role of new technologies and technological convergence in
     depicting conflict
   * The visual economies that translate and regulate the value of
     images of conflict and suffering
   * The role of humanitarian and cosmopolitan frameworks in 'Western'
     genres of documentary photography
   * The role of news organizations and NGOs in the global distribution
     of images
   * The effects of imagery on government policy and NGO activity

Please submit a 300 word abstract by 15 May 2009 to Dr Caitlin Patrick, at (Caitlin.Patrick /at/ <mailto:(Caitlin.Patrick /at/>

For further details, see <>


Dr. Maura Conway
MA Programme Director
School of Law & Government
Dublin City University
Dublin 9

Tel. +353 1 700 6472
E-Mail. (maura.conway /at/

Nico Carpentier (Phd)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Studies on Media and Culture (CeMeSO)
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