The Association for Photography in Higher Education
Summer Conference 2017
19-21 July 2017
Hosted by Norwich University of the Arts
We are pleased to invite submissions to our summer conference, kindly hosted by Norwich University of the Arts.
First Keynote: Mat Collishaw
Mat Collishaw (b. 1966) is a key figure in the important generation of British artists who emerged from Goldsmiths’ College in the late 1980s.
‘Human Interfaces: Borderless (Dis)Connections and Disrupted Futures’, is the Association for Photography in Higher Education’s three-day summer conference. This year’s theme addresses the complexities of how and what it means to be human now, exploring the functions, affects and dynamics of how identity is constructed through narratives, histories and social geography; through the exploration of relationships between communities and individuals, between power and empowerment, nature and nurture and representations of the human condition through technology – between the ‘real’ world, a digitally networked one and the space in-between.
The conference looks specifically at the disruptions and slippages that occur between positions, people, territories and contexts. As the world and higher education become increasingly connected / disconnected and we embark upon unchartered territory, who do we hear, who do we listen to, how do we learn and share, what does this mean for the University? It is in these disruptions and unreliable narratives, where memory and histories are fabricated, in the holes and gaps, the truths, the lies and how these shift, adapt or translate that tell us what it is to be human.
As the UK’s network for photography educators, the conference will be looking to forge positive connections across pedagogy, practice and research. We warmly welcome submissions from academics, practitioners, and researchers and encourage contributions from those at different stages and places in their educational journey.
Suggested topics for experiments and innovations with teaching, learning and research;
• Neo-geography and dissemination
• Representations in a ‘post truth’ world
• Constructed Identities
• Power and Gender
• Photography and democracy
• Narratives / non-narratives
• Disruption / stasis
• Memory and Palimpsest
The conference team are looking to offer a range of stimulating activities and presentations, in particular we invite submissions under the following presentational forms:
Conference Papers (20 min slots)
Lightning talks (5-10 min slots)
Pecha Kucha (further information to follow for the 3rd Annual APHE Teaching Awards)
Practical workshops (1 hour)
All submissions must include:
Type of session: Conference paper / workshop / Pecha Kucha / Lightning talk etc
Abstracts / proposals max. 300 words.
Short biography max. 150 words
Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23rd April 2017.
If you have any questions, please contact Professor Richard Sawdon-Smith email@example.com (on behalf of the organising committee).
All submissions will be peer reviewed and authors will be contacted by 31st May 2017.