Illustration, Not Evidence: How Historians Speak for Photographs

“Illustration, Not Evidence: How Historians Speak for Photographs”

Susan A. Crane, Dept. of History, University of Arizona

Respondent: Michael Mascuch, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley
Moderated by Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann, History, UC Berkeley

Th. May 3, 5 pm, 160 Dwinelle Hall

Susan A. Crane is Associate Professor of Modern European History at the University of Arizona. Her recent publications include “The Presence of the Past as Visual Experience, 1800/1900/2000” in Sylvia Paletschek and Barbara Korte, eds., Popular History Now and Then (Transcript Press, 2012); "Choosing Not To Look: Representation, Repatriation and Holocaust Atrocity Photography" History & Theory (October 2008). She is the author of Collecting and Historical Consciousness In Early 19th-Century Germany (Cornell UP, 2000) and the editor of Museums and Memory (Stanford UP, 2000).

Michael Mascuch is an Associate Professor in the Department of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley. His research has focused on autobiography and the the history of egodocuments. Currently he is writing an interpretive history of photography and the Cambodian genocide.

Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann is Associate Professor for Late Modern Europe at Berkeley’s Department of History. His recent publications include (ed.) Human Rights in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge UP, 2011); "Gazing at Ruins: German Defeat as Visual Experience," Journal of Modern European History 9 (2011); "Koselleck, Arendt, and the Anthropology of Historical Experiences," History and Theory (May 2010).