2019 “Narrating the Blind Field: Sites of Photographic and Ecological Knowledge in Rena Effendi’s Liquid Land,” Universities Art Association of Canada, Quebec City, October 24-27
Image Courtesy of Art Papier 2019 and Fondation Phi
Photographer: Jean-Michael Seminaro
2019 Participant in a roundtable organized by Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporaine on the topic of “Reproduction de l’image: Quand l’imprimé crée de nouveaux contextes,” at Papier 2019 Art Fair, Montreal, Quebec, April 27, 2019. Speakers: Karla McManus, Helene Brousseau, and Richard-Max Tremblay.
“Romance Between Friends: Revisiting the National Film Board of Canada’s Photobook of the Canada-U.S. Borderline,” The British, American and French Photobook: Commitment, Memory, Materiality and the Art Market (1900-2019), Maison Française, Oxford, March 14-16.
“Animating Oil: Memory, Narrative, and the Blind Field in Rena Effendi’s ‘Liquid Land’,” Petrocultures, Glasgow University, Scotland, August 29-September 1.
“Modern Energy Rising: Margaret Bourke-White’s Aerial Photography of Canada’s Last Industrial Frontier,” Visible Evidence XXV, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, August 8-11.
“‘Take Only Photographs’: the Predatory Practice of Bird Photography in Print.” Spring School, Sites of Photographic Knowledge: The Book, the Laboratory, the Territory, Montreal and Quebec City , June 12-16.
“‘LIFE in the North’: Margaret Bourke-White Photographs the 1937 Arctic Tour of Lord Tweedsmuir, Canada’s Governor General.” In Photographing Environment and Empire: A Methodological Roundtable of Case Studies. American Society for Environmental History, University of Illinois at Chicago, March 29-April 2.
“Human Rights as Environmental Rights: An Ethical/Ecological Re-reading of W. Eugene Smith’s Minamata (1971-1974) and Sebastiao Salgado’s Sahel (1984-85),” Universities Art Association of Canada Conference/ Congrès AAUC, Université de Québec à Montréal, October 27-30.
“Picturing the Environmental Commons: Lorene Squire’s Photography in The Beaver Magazine, 1937-1942.” Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada Biennial Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, June 15-18.
“‘His Rightful Heritage of Something to Eat’: the Contested History of Indigenous and Settler Duck Hunting in the Photographs of Lorene Squire.” American Society for Environmental History Conference, Seattle, Washington, March 30-April 3.
“The Circulating Social Currency of Settler Photography in the Canadian West: From Prized Possession to Historical Artefact.” Universities Art Association of Canada Conference / Congrès AAUC, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 5-7.
“The Future-Past, the Future-Present, the Future-Possible: David McMillan’s Repeat Photographs of the Ongoing Chernobyl Disaster.” Through Post-Atomic Eyes, Art Gallery of Ontario, U of Toronto, and OCADU, Toronto, Ontario, October 23-25.
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“The Post-Photographic Ecology of Environmental Activism: Around the World with Cecil the Lion.” International Colloquium for Le Mois de la Photo, À partir d’aujourd’hui … Reconsidering Postphotography, Concordia University and L’Université de Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Oct 1-3. http://moisdelaphoto.com/evenements/colloque-international/
“Photographing the Canadian Environmental Imaginary: Lorene Squire’s Northern Wildlife Photography from ‘The Beaver’ Magazine, 1937-1942.” Visible Evidence XXII, Toronto, Ontario, August 19-23. http://visibleevidencexxii.ca/
“‘Wildfowling with the Camera’: The Self-Representation of Lorene Squire, Photographer.” Canadian Women Artists History Initiative, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, May 8-9. http://cwahi.concordia.ca/
“Photographing the Imagined Future: the Landscapes of David McMillan.” Landscape, Wilderness and the Wild, The Landscape Research Group, Newcastle University, Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, March 26-29.
“‘What has Been’ is Not Enough: Slow Violence in Photography.” Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada Conference, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario, August 6-10.
“The Banff Purchase: A Western Canadian Vision for Contemporary Art Photography.” SSHRC-funded Symposium: Networked Art History: Assembling Contemporary Canadian Art from the 1960s to the Present, Winnipeg, Manitoba, August 6-10.
“Photographing ‘Slow Violence’: the Challenge of Visualizing the Future Environmental Crisis,” Universities Art Association of Canada/ Congrès AAUC, Banff Centre for the Arts, Banff, Alberta, October 18-19.
“Settling the West through Image and Word: a Cultural History of Western Photography.” Roundtable panel by the Canadian Photographic History Research Group (Concordia) at Meeting Places: an International Canadian Studies Conference, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, September 18-21.
“Visualizing Extremes: Photography and the Representation of Climate Change.” Association for the Study of Literature and Environment-Sponsored Panel “Environment and Media” at the 2013 MLA Convention, Boston, Massachusetts, January 3-6.
“Thinking as a Group, Acting as an Art Historian.” Universities Art Association of Canada/ Congrès AAUC, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, November 1-3.
“Regarding the Earth as a Prize: Exhibiting and Framing the Environmental Photograph.” Fourth Biennial Conference of the Association for the Student of Literature, Environment and Culture (Australia-New Zealand), RMIT University and Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, August 31- September 2.
“Photographing Nuclear Power in the Evolving Age of Climate Change.” The Cultural History of Climate Change, The Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, August 27-28.
“Photographic Power: Ethics and Aesthetics in Ecological Crisis.” Balance/Unbalance 2011 [Arts + Sciences x Technology = Environment/Responsibility], Hexagram, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, November 4-5. http://balance-unbalance2011.hexagram.ca/
“Above, Below and Behind the Camera: the Perspective of Animals.” From Ego to Eco: Imagining Ecocentrism in Literature, Film and Philosophy, National University Ireland, Galway, Ireland, June 10-11.
“The Future Suspended off a Cliff: Ecological Crisis and the Temporality of the Photograph.” Staging Sustainability: Arts, Community, Culture, Environment, York University, Toronto, Ontario, April 20-22.
“The Mediated Evidence of Repeat Photography: Witness to the Change in Time and Landscape.” Colloque-atelier « Photographie, mobilité, intermédialité », Université de Montréal, Montréal, Québec, April 8-9.
“The Site of Display: The Travelling Show ‘Ashes and Snow’ and ‘The Nomadic Museum’.” Travelling Photographies: Concordia Art History Graduate Student Association Annual Conference, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.
“Questionable Moral Geographies: the Human-Animal Landscapes of Gregory Colbert.” Psychogeographies of Possibilities: Re-imagining Spaces in Critical Times: 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of Guelph, Ontario.
“Making Modern Art Out of Landscape: a Contemporary Critique of ‘New Topographics’ and the Representation of Space.” Psychogeographies: the Terrain of Spectacle and Affect: 1st Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, University of Guelph, Ontario.
“New Directions in Ecocritical Art and History,” Universities Art Association of Canada Conference / Congrès AAUC, University of Waterloo, Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, October 25-27.
“Roundtable: The High Art, Fast Culture, and Political Life of Oil.” Co-chair. Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, Detroit, Michigan, June 20-24, 2017.
“Photographing Environment and Empire: A Methodological Roundtable of Case Studies” American Society for Environmental History, University of Illinois at Chicago, March 29-April 2.
“Photographing Environmental Histories: Capturing, Presenting, and Circulating Environmental Change in the Past and Present.” American Society for Environmental History Conference, Seattle, Washington, March 30-April 3.
“(Re)Constructing the Past, Illustrating ‘Civilisation’: Scientific and Historical Theories in Art and Illustration through the Long Nineteenth Century,” Universities Art Association of Canada Conference / Congrès AAUC, NSCAD, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
“Collaborative Research in Art History,” Universities Art Association of Canada Conference / Congrès AAUC, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
“Landscapes of Ruin.” Co-chaired with Dr. Luke Nicholson, Universities Art Association of Canada Conference / Congrès AAUC, Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
“Capturing the Change: Photography, Landscape, Ideology.” Co-chair with Elizabeth Cavaliere, Universities Art Association of Canada Conference / Congrès AAUC 2010, Guelph University, Ontario.
“Settling the West through Image and Word: a Cultural History of Western Photography.” Speaking of Photography, Group presentation by the Canadian Photographic History Research Group, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, March 21. http://speakingofphotography.concordia.ca/index.php/2013-14-series/imaged-communities