Images and Objects in Modern Europe: "The Bigger Picture" with Brooke Belisle

Thu, Apr 18, 2019, 12:00 pm

We are pleased to announce the third workshop of "Images and Objects in Modern Europe," a works-in-progress series focused on new research in visual culture, material culture, and art generously supported by The Program in European Cultural Studies, the Department of Art & Archaeology, the Center for Collaborative History, the Department of German, the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities, and The Graduate School. 

At the workshop, Professor Brooke Belisle will present her current book project, "The Bigger Picture," on ways in which strategies of connection in contemporary media aesthetics resonate with the expansive ambitions of nineteenth-century formats such as stereo-panamas, early photographic sets, and other pre- or para-cinematic experiments. Please see the full workshop details below.


Hannah Stamler and Annemarie Iker

Images and Objects Co-organizers

Speaker Bio

Brooke Belisle is Assistant Professor in Art History and Criticism at Stony Brook University where she directs the Graduate Certificate in Media, Art, Culture, and Technology. She also serves as an editor at the Journal of Visual Culture and as co-chair of the CinemArts group of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies. Her work focuses on emergent and experimental forms of visual media aesthetics from the 19th century to the present—with a special interest in panoramic and stereoscopic formats of photography, cinema, and digital media. She is currently finishing a book about expanded views and dimensional aesthetics, and is at work on a second project about the history of astronomical imaging. Her research has been supported by long-term fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Getty Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

RSVP: To facilitate active discussion, the workshop will be capped at 25 people. If you would like to attend, please email Annemarie Iker,, by April 15. 

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