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Thursday 2 and Friday 3 February 2023, 9.30am - 5.45pm

Photography and Memory is a collaboration between the City Art Centre, Edinburgh Napier University School of Arts and Creative Industries, and The Glasgow School of Art (GSA). The Symposium takes as its starting point three concurrent exhibitions at the City Art Centre: Glean: early 20th Century women filmmakers and photographers in Scotland curated by Jenny Brownrigg, GSA Exhibitions Director; Edinburgh: A Lost World an exhibition of work by Ron O’Donnell, Lecturer in Photography at Edinburgh Napier; and Paul Duke, an alumni of Edinburgh Napier’s Photography programme, with his exhibition: No Ruined Stone, which sees Duke return to photograph Muirhouse, an area of north Edinburgh, where he grew up from the mid-1960s to early 1980s. As keynote speakers at the Symposium, O’Donnell and Brownrigg will present the contextual background to their exhibitions.

The Symposium furthermore brings together over 15 other speakers - including UK and international scholars and practitioners - across six panels. The panels address themes including: Hidden Histories and the Photo-album; Post-imperialism and post-revolutionary photography; the Personal and the Routine as Memory and History; Hauntology, Landscape and Memory; and Uncomfortable Histories.

The Symposium is taking place at: School of Arts and Creative Industries, Edinburgh Napier University, Merchiston Campus,10 Colinton Road, Edinburgh EH10 5DT

Single Day Pass: £30/ Concession: £20; Two Day Pass: £55/ Concesssion: £35. Ticket includes catering

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'Photography and Memory' Symposium