• What makes a cultural image memorable?
• Can memorability be transferred into the digital sphere?
• Do iconic images function in the same way online as they do offline?
Through this collaborative event, we aim to explore why certain historical and cultural images are remembered and considered to be iconic. We also wish to understand how public engagement with these images changes once they are shared online. Through discussion of the various uses and impacts of cultural images online, we hope to understand better the relationships between images, memory and the digital.
The central purpose of this event is to create a collaborative space for academics and practitioners from cultural institutions to share knowledge and experience of the uses and impacts of historical and cultural images online. The event will host discussion between those from academic and cultural institutions, encourage collaboration and gather suggestions for future areas of research.
|09:30-09:50||Introduction and opening remarks
Katherine Howells and Professor Simon Tanner
Understanding cultural images: memory, fame and the iconic
Peirce and the Digital Transformation of Signs
What makes an image iconic? Tracking the uses and meanings of Second World War propaganda posters in the digital world
Viewing cultural images: audiences, users and visitors
Seas of red: the flood of Tower of London Poppies images in 2014
The Image of Aylan Kurdi and the Cultural Memory of the 21st Century Refugee Crisis
Using cultural images: sales, promotion and education
Dorothea Lange and Japanese American internment
The First Roll of History: Press Photographs and The Bosnian War
Managing and studying cultural images: new methods, systems and techniques
Metadata and Image Content in the Warburg Institute Iconographic Database
Looking for inspiration: the use of image libraries by art historians
Click here to register for the event. See the call for papers here.
Date and time
Wed 3 October 2018
9:30 – 16:30
King’s College London
150 Stamford St
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