The Seminar Image & Archives gathers, on the 30th July, at NOVA FCSH, researchers on the history and theory of photography and cinema who work with historical images housed at colonial archives. The status of these images, their production contexts and renewed meanings, the emerging possibilities and difficulties we face while reconstructing their history and the specificity of images as media, are some of the key debate topics.

Each participant addresses a specific case-study, such as the films from the Anthropology Mission in Timor, photographs of “medicalised” bodies by the Anthropo-biology Mission in Angola, or photographs from personal archives, to reflect upon the singular status of these images in their complex relationship with powers and counter-powers, within a perspective of visual culture.

The Seminar is organized by the historian Sílvio Marcus de Souza Correa, Visiting Senior Professor  (CAPES fellow) from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, and by the project Photo Impulse, from ICNOVA.

Inês Ponte will discuss her work there.

The program is available here.