S&I Media 2020 keynote speakers

The Fourth International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media—Photography, Sound and Cinema Research is pleased to announce its 2020 keynote speakers:

Tom Gunning (The University of Chicago)
Denis Pellerin (The London Stereoscopic Company)
Carlos Teixidor (Institute of Cultural Heritage, Spain)
Elizabeth Edwards (De Monfort University, Leicester)

Tom Gunning works on problems of film style and interpretation, film history and film culture. His published work has concentrated on early cinema (from its origins to the WW I) as well as on the culture of modernity from which cinema arose (relating it to still photography, stage melodrama, magic lantern shows, as well as wider cultural concerns such as the tracking of criminals, the World Expositions, and Spiritualism).

Denis Pellerin is a photo-historian with a passion for stereo photography. He is the director of The London Stereoscopic Company and has been researching and learning about the history of stereo photography for over 30 years, having written several articles and books on the subject, both in French and in English.

Carlos Teixidor works with 19th-century photography since 1983. He is the curator of historical photography at the Institute of Cultural Heritage of Spain (IPCE), Ministry of Culture and Sports, in Madrid. He has published several books, such as “Photography in the Canary Islands and Madeira. The era of daguerreotype, collodion and albumen 1839-1900” and “The postcard in Spain. 1892-1915” (Espasa, 1999). His publications also include articles published in academic and non-academic journals, as well as in conference proceedings. He has worked as a curator for exhibitions in Spain and other countries.

Elizabeth Edwards is a visual and historical anthropologist and is currently Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Victoria and Albert Museum Research Institute, London. She is Professor Emerita of Photographic History at De Montfort University, Leicester, where she was Director of the Photographic History Research Centre from 2011- 2016. Specializing in the social and material practices of photography, she has worked extensively on the relationships between photography, anthropology and history for over 30 years. She is currently working on an ethnography of the relationship between photography, history and public histories, and on cultures of photography in museums.

Main topics

The organizing committee invites scholars, researchers, artists, curators and archivists to submit a proposal for a paper presentation addressing one or more of the following themes:

1- Stereoscopic Photography and its Visual Cultures (19th to 21st Century);

2- Photography, Cinema and Sound Media Archaeologies;

3- Scientific and Social History of Early Immersive Media;

4- 3D Cinema, Virtual Reality and Video Gaming;

5- Media Arts (Visual/Sound) and Immersion;

6- Urban Sound Studies;

7- Performance and Visual Media;

8- Cultural Heritage and Digital Age;

Deadline for abstracts: February 17, 2020

The conference will take place in Lisbon (18-20 June), at the facilities of Universidade Lusófona (Campo Grande) and in Golegã, at the Carlos Relvas Studio House, a stunning 19th-century photographic studio, absolutely unique in the world and extremely well-preserved. It is organised with the special partnership of The London Stereoscopic Company.

More info at http://stereoimmersivemedia.ulusofona.pt

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