Program workshop in Paris 14.10-15.10 2015

Post-colonial and Indigenous photography studies – current developments and challenges

Venue: The workshop will be hosted by the PROGRAMME FRANCO-NORVEGIEN, Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 190, Avenue de France, 75013 Paris




Wednesday 14.10.2015:

 10.00: Words of Welcome, Sigrid Lien & Bjarne Rogan

10.30 -11.15: Associate professor Harald Gaski, University of Tromsø: Aesthetics in a Sami and Indigenous setting.

11.15 -12.00: Professor Elizabeth Edwards, Photographic History Research Centre

De Montfort University, Leicester: Photography, Anthropology and the Long History of Affect.

12.00 Lunch

13.00-13.45 Senior Researcher Hilde Nielssen, University of Bergen: The drawer of shame: Photography and physical anthropology in Norway.

13.45-14.30 Post-doc-scholar Laura Junka-Aiko, Giellagas institute for Sámi Studies at the University of Oulu, Finland. CAN THE SÁMI SPEAK NOW? Deconstructive research ethos and the debate on who is a Sámi in Finland.

14.30 Coffee-break

15.00 -15.45 PhD-scholar Kjellaug Isaksen, University of Bergen/Senter for Nordlige Folk: Greetings from Lapland. Reframing Sámi photographic images.

15.45 -16.30 Professor Veli-Pekka Lehtola, Giellagas institute for Sámi Studies at the University of Oulu, Finland: Our histories in the photographs of the others.

20.00 Dinner


Thursday 15.10. 2015:

10.00 -10.45 Professor Jane Lydon, The University of Western Australia: Australian Photographic Archives and the Stolen Generations:Re-connection, Presence and Return.

10.45-11.00 Professor Carol Williams, Associate Professor, University of Lethbridge, Canada: Grappling with historical photographic (mis) representation.

11.00 Coffee-break

11.30-12.15 Professor Mette Sandbye University of Copenhagen: Refiguring Greenland: A new “Ethno-Aesthetics” in Contemporary Photo-based Art, represented by the work of Pia Arke.

12.15 -13.00 Associate Professor Anna Rådström, University of Umeå: A Heritage of Sorrow: Reflections on the art of Katarina Pirak Sikku.

1300 Lunch

14.00-14.45 Curator Christine Barthe, The photographic collection, Musée du Quai Branly: A presentation of the Bonaparte collection at Musée du Quai Branly, the special case of the “voyage en Laponie”.

14.45-15.30 Professor Sigrid Lien, University of Bergen: “The others other”: Encountering photographs of Sámi peoples in French Collections.

19.00 Dinner