About the event
The announcement of photography’s invention in January 1839 introduced a ‘new power’ into British life that was soon exploited by those interested in commerce, science, culture, journalism and art. This day-long symposium considers how the first fifty years of photography in Britain intersected with the nation’s growing modernity, revealing photography’s crucial role in making Britain the society it is today.
Download the symposium programme (PDF).
A reception will follow the symposium, 5.45pm–6.30pm.
Registration is essential for attending this event. When you have booked your place the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.
Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG
The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.