Call for papers – Bringing down the ‘Archive Fever’ – opening and collaborating on photography archives and collections

Bringing down the Archive Fever – opening and collaborating on photography archives and collections   Call for papers October 21 – 22, 2021, Zagreb Deadline: June 1, 2021 ORGANISED BY: Institute of Art History, Zagreb; Magnum Photos Endowment Fund, Paris; Spéos International Photographic Institute, Paris; Deusto University, Bilbao; Office for Photography, Zagreb     Photography archives are more than just collecting, writing about, and curating. Recent discussions over the world

The conference “DISCOVERING DALMATIA VI: Watching, Waiting – Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation” was held in Split

The international conference Watching, Waiting – Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation was held in Split from 3 to 5 December 2020. The conference call was announced during the first lockdown in the spring of 2020. It is precisely for this reason that the organizers set as a central question a re-examination of individual and collective memory of the time that was, of time we live right now, and

DISCOVERING DALMATIA VI: Watching, Waiting – Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation

This year, the annual Discovering Dalmatia international scientific conference organised by Institute of Art History, will take place virtually, over the course of three days, December 3-5.   This year conference, entitled Watching, Waiting – Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation, is inspired by the Institute of Art History’s project Exposition [Ekspozicija]. Themes and Aspects of Croatian Photography from the 19th Century until Today, which is financed by the Croatian

“Images from our orthopedic hospital”: Photography as a tool of orthopedic strategies in Croatia during the WWI

Stella Fatović-Ferenčić, Martin Kuhar “Images from our orthopedic hospital”: Photography as a tool of orthopedic strategies in Croatia during the WWI, International Orthopaedics  (published online October 8, 2020, printed version will be released until end of this year)     Since it’s down, photography had played an important role in establishing and developing status of the new medical discipline of orthopaedics. This picked particularly during the WWI when many

Watching, Waiting – Extended deadline for submissions

Extended deadline for submissions – Deadline for submissions extended from June 30th to July 20th 2020 Notification of acceptance August 7th 2020   The Institute of Art History – The Cvito Fisković Centre, Split call for papers for an international conference of academics and professionals organized as part of a week of events in scholarship and research DISCOVERING DALMATIA VI, 3 – 5 December 2020. Inspired by the current situation,

Family Photography

  Tihana Rubić aims at affirming and (re)evaluating ethnological and cultural anthropological concepts related to family photography. With the specific research perspective of ethnology and cultural anthropology, she will investigate social and symbolic features of analogous family photography from the 1960s and 1980s when the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Zagreb established the Center for the Preparation of the Ethnological Atlas of Yugoslavia as the

From sketches to photographs – the recording of space

  Ana Šverko’s research will focus on the unique characteristics and complementarity of recording space through various media: from drawings to photographs, and through an analysis of photo documentation with the goal of uncovering the lasting, the remembered, and the forgotten in space. The emphasis will be on travel photography and approaches that intentionally exclude certain elements while mapping space through a scene/photograph. This research aims to valorise photography within

A (Self)-Portrait of the Vanishing Memory

    The paper by Leonida Kovač  considers the interdisciplinary research project of a photographer Silvestar Kolbas entitled Fotokemika. Fotokemika was successful photochemical company established in 1946 in Zagreb as a small laboratory that produced black and white photographic paper, photo chemicals and simple cameras. Since 1949 when the factory in the nearby city of Samobor was opened the firm developed in the successful producer of photographic, cinematographic and x-ray

The album “Memory of Zagreb” by Ivan Standl – The first example of collotype printing in Croatian photography

  In an article accepted for publication in the journal Arhivski vjesnik (Bulletin d’archives), Hrvoje Gržina presents the results of the analysis of the album “Memories of Zagreb” by Ivan Standl from the year 1871. This album – apart from its exceptional cultural and historical value for Zagreb and Croatian photography in general – is also important because of the printmaking technique by which the prints included in the album

Women Photographers in Yugoslavia, Pre- and Post-WWII

In the paper accepted to be published in the British journal Photography & Culture, Sandra Križić Roban introduces a range of unknown women photographers who worked in Yugoslavia throughout the 1970s, enabling an understanding of the hierarchy of gender relations and recapitulating the ideas and value systems that were defined by men throughout this period. The female gaze developed gradually in a period when women gained education, and which saw