Skip to main page content

Prof. Martha Langford

Concordia University, Departement of Art History, Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, Canada
Participates in 2 items
Martha Langford is Professor of Art History, Concordia University, and Research Chair and Director of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art. She is the author of Suspended Conversations: The Afterlife of Memory in Photographic Albums (2001), Scissors, Paper, Stone: Expressions of Memory in Contemporary Photographic Art (2007), editor of Image & Imagination (2005), and co-author with John Langford of A Cold War Tourist and his Camera (2011), all from McGill-Queen’s University Press. A special interest in the art and cinema of Michael Snow has produced a number of catalogue essays, book chapters, and the online art book Michael Snow: Life and Work (Art Canada Institute, 2014).

Sessions in which Prof. Martha Langford participates

Tuesday 7 June, 2016

Time Zone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
9:00 - 17:00 | 8 hours
Heritage as an Agent of Change (Epistemologies, Ontologies, Teaching)Arts
Heritage as an agent of changeEpistemologiesOntologiesTeaching

Photography was recognized as an instrument of heritage preservation from the moment of its inception in the early nineteenth century, when projects such as Les Excursions Daguerriennes (1841-1843), a set of Romantic engravings of monuments based on photographic documents, established the links between sight and science, memory and history, hortatory reification and ‘ruin lust’ (Brian Dillon, 2014). This session was conceived in the certain knowledge that almost every speaker at t...