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Professor Susan Legêne

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Title: 
IP Leader
Institution: 
VU University Amsterdam
Address: 
Faculty of Arts - History Department De Boelelaan 1105 (12A-29) 1081 HV Amsterdam The Netherlands
E-mail: 
s.legene@let.vu.nl
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 Susan Legêne is professor of Political History at VU University, Faculty of Arts/History Department. Prior to this, she was head of the Curatorial Department of the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. 

Research Interests: 

 Colonialism and processes of decolonization in relationship to nation building and (transnational) citizenship, both in Europe and in the once colonial countries.

Publications: 

2008. Collection policies and approaches   (2008-   2012) of the Tropenmuseum, With Koos van Brakel Amsterdam KIT Publishers (Bulletin

381).

 2009. 'Dwinegeri -- Multiculturalism  and the Colonial past (or: The Cultural Borders of Being Dutch).' In: Benjamin Kaplan, Marybeth Carlson, Laura Cruz (eds.), Boundaries and their Meanings in the  History of the Netherlands. Leiden/Boston: Brill, pp. 223--242.

2008. ‘Flatirons and the Folds of History: On Archives, Cultural Heritage

and Colonial Legacies’ In Travelling Heritages: New Perspectives. Askant, pp 47-64.

2007. 'Mission Interrupted: Gender, History and   the Colonial Canon,' with Berteke Waaldijk,. In: M. Grever and S. Stuurman (eds), Beyond the Canon. History  for the Twenty-first Century. New York:Palgrave Macmillan,pp. 188-204. 

2007. ‘Enlightenment, Empathy, Retreat: The Cultural Heritage of the

Ethische Politiek’, in P. ter Keurs (ed.), Colonial Collections Revisited. (Leiden CNWS Publications), 22. 220-245. (Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde Leiden no. 36).

2007. From India to Suriname: A journey into the future narrated by two photograph albums (1913-1930). Allahabad: Manav Vikas Sangrahalaya – GB Pant Institute, [Bidesia Occasional papers Series no. 2).

2004. ‘Photographic Playing Cards. Teaching the Dutch Colonialism.’ In: E.  Edwards and J.Hart (eds.), Photographs Objects Histories. On the  Materiality of Images. London: Routledge, pp. 96-112.

2003. ‘De mythe van een etnisch homogene nationale identiteit 

Kanttekeningen bij de verwerking van

het koloniale verleden in de

Nederlandse geschiedenis’ in  Tijdschrft voor Geschiedenis 116(4), pp.

553-560.

Professor Elizabeth Edwards

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Title: 
Project Leader
Institution: 
De Montfort University, Leicester
Address: 
Photographic History Research Centre, Portland Building, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
Country: 
United Kingdom
E-mail: 
eedwards@dmu.ac.uk
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+44 (0)116 257 7670
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Research Interests: 

Photographs as material culture, the senses and emotion.

Photography and historical imagination in the UK

Cross-cultural perspectives in photographic practice.

Photographs and visual history

Relationship between photography and museum practice.

The history of photograph collections in anthropology.

The relationship between anthropology, photography and history.

Publications: 

 2009. Photography, Anthropology and History (ed, with C. Morton).Aldershot: Ashgate.

2009. ‘Photography and the material performance of the past’, History 

and Theory, 48 (4):130-150.


2009. 'Evolving Images: Photography, Race and Popular Darwinism’ in D.

Donald & J. Munro (eds)

Endless Forms, Darwin, Natural Sciences and the  

Visual Arts, New Haven/London, Yale University

Press. pp. 166-193. 

2009. ‘Thinking Photography beyond the Visual ?’ in J.Long, A. Noble and

E. Welch (eds) Photography:

Theoretical Snapshots. London: Routledge, pp. 31-48.

2008. ‘Entangled Documents: Visualised Histories’ Susan Meiselas In

History New York: Steidl/ICP. pp.

330-341.

2008. Visual Sense: The Cultural Reader ed. with K.Bhaumik. Oxford: 

Berg.

2008. ‘Straightforward and Ordered: Amateur Photographic Surveys and  

Scientific Aspiration 1885

1914. Photography and Culture 1(2):185-210.

2007.‘Samuel Butler’s Photography: Observation and the Dynamic Past. 

In James Paradis (ed.

Samuel Butler: Victorian Against the Grain.

Toronto: University of Toronto Press. pp. 251-286.

2006. Sensible Objects: Colonialism, Material Culture and the Senses. ed.  

with C.Gosden & R Philips.

Oxford: Berg.


2006. ‘Photographs and the Sound of History’ Visual Anthropology Review 

21(1-2):27-46.

2004. Photographs Objects Histories: On the Materiality of Images,  ed.  

with Janice Hart. London:

Routledge.

2001. Raw Histories: Photographs, Anthropology and Museums. Oxford: 

Berg.

 

Photographs, Colonial Legacy and Museums in Contemporary European Culture (PhotoCLEC)

Project Title: 
PhotoCLEC

This project asks “what is the role of the photographic legacy of colonial relations in the identity of a fluid and multi-cultural modern Europe and its global relations?”

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