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Workshop Programme

International workshop

Exploring photography in the history of the immigration to the USA:
Venue: The auditorium at the Maritime Museum, Bergen

Date: 06.03.2018

9.00-9.15 Introduction by Dr. Justin Carville (IADT, Dublin) and Professor Sigrid Lien (UiB)
09.15-10.00 Key note: Professor Carol Williams, Department of History, University of Lethbridge,
Canada: “Indigenizing Settler-Immigrant Studies.”
10.15-10.45: Dir. Bergen Maritime Museum, Dr. Per Kristian Sebak: On the use of photography in
exploring Histories of Migration from Scandinavia and Russia.

11.15-11.45: Dr. Yara Gil-Glazer, Tel-Hai Academic College Israel: "We Weren't Jewish (We Were
Concerned Photographers)": Second-Generation Jewish Migrants Document Black Lives in New York.
11.45-12.15: Associate Professor Maria Gloria de Sa: University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA:
Photography and Lusophony: Portuguese Immigrants in the U.S. 

Lunch 12.30-13.30:
13.45-14.15: Dr. Orla Fitzpatrick, National Museum of Ireland: Exchanging images: Irish-American
photographic albums in the early twentieth century.
14.15-14.45: Dr. Justin Carville, IADT, Dublin, Ireland: A Letter from Pat in America: Theorizing
Photography and Irish Diaspora.
15.15-15.45: Archivist Roger Kvarsvik: Using photography to tell the story about the Norwegian
Presence in the Hooverville “Desert Sur”, Brooklyn, NY. 

15.45 – 16.15 Professor Sigrid Lien: Pictures of Longing: Photography and the Norwegian History of
16.15-16.35: Professor Peter Larsen: Final remarks

Organizers: The project “Photography as Contact Zones: Migration and Cultural Encounters in
America”, managed by Dr. Justin Carville (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire,
Dublin, in collaboration with professor Sigrid Lien, University of Bergen, Norway – and the Maritime
Museum in Bergen (Bergen Sjøfartsmuseum). The workshop is funded by Terra Foundation of
American Art and The Fritt Ord Foundation.