• Essays in Visual History: Making Use of the International Mission Photography Archive

    Project Director(s):
    Matt Gainer, Jon Miller
    Author(s):
    Matt Gainer, Jon Miller
    Date:
    2013
    Group(s):
    Data Rescue
    Subject(s):
    Religion, History
    Item Type:
    White paper
    Institution:
    University of Southern California
    Tag(s):
    NEH White papers, Digital Humanities Start-Up Grants, NEH Digital Humanities, History of religions
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6C36V
    Abstract:
    An extraordinary resource for comparative research in the humanities can be found in the historical images that comprise the International Mission Photography Archive (IMPA). The 62,000 photographs presently in the database represent cultures across Africa, India, China, Korea, Japan, Oceania, the Caribbean, and Papua New Guinea. The requested NEH Level 1 start-up grant will support a workshop devoted to the design of a series of visual essays authored by accomplished scholars who will use images from IMPA to explore topics in their areas of expertise. Called Essays in Visual History, the series will be hosted by the USC Digital Library and featured on the website of the Center for Religion and Civic Culture (CRCC). The workshop will explore relationships with other publication initiatives at USC, specifically those under development by the Center for Transformative Scholarship and The Alliance for Networking Visual Culture, which offer opportunities to maximize the visibility of the of the proposed series.
    Notes:
    A workshop in the summer of 2012 that would design the template and protocols guiding the creation of visual essays that would draw from the extensive collections of the International Mission Photography Archive.
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    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 years ago
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    Attribution-NonCommercial
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