Week 6. History of Photography

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Archives and Documenting the World

Meeting Details

Tuesday November 6

Morning Session: Portland 2.3

Afternoon session: Portland 1.24

Required Reading

Costanza Caraffa, Introduction in Photo Archives and the Photographic Memory of Art History (Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag, 2011).

Gillian Rose, "Practising Photography: An Archive, a study, some photographs and a researcher" in Journal of Historical Geography 26:4 (2000) 555-571.

Further Reading

Joan Schwartz, "'We make our Tools and our Tools make us' Lessons from Photographs for the Practice, Politics and Poetics of Diplomatics"Archivaria 40.

Joan Schwartz and Terry Cook, "Archives, Records and Power, the Making of Modern Memory" Archival Science 2, 2002, 1-19.

Marlene Manoff, "Theories of the Archive from Across the Disciplines" Libraries and the Academy 4:1 (2004) 9-25.

Jacques Derrida, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1998).

Feedback ( )

The feedback is due by the Monday after the session is offered.

This material should be provided as a short response to the following three questions:

1. In one sentence for each, please note two or three main ideas from this session.


2. What concept(s) need more reinforcement?


3. What two or three aspects of this session did the group like/dislike and why?


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