Sissy Helff / Stefanie Michels (eds.)

Global Photographies

Memory – History – Archives

How is photography connected to global practices? This is a first edited collection to trace the relationship between history, photography and memory in a global perspective on three interrelated levels: firstly, in the artistic and cultural production of pictures, secondly, in the decoding of colonial and contemporary photography, and thirdly, in collecting photographs in picture archives dealing with colonial, anthropological and family photography. The contributions sketch the contested field of global photography and trace the manifold intertwinements between historical and contemporary photographs.


Sissy Helff teaches at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/M. in the department of New English Literatures. Her most recent publications include her monograph "Unreliable Truths: Transcultural Homeworlds in Indian Women's Fiction of the Diaspora" (2012). She has been working as a journalist for development matters and cultural diplomacy and is one of the founding members of the cultural project "Migration & Media".
Stefanie Michels is professor for history of the "European Expansion" in the 19th and 20th century at the University of Düsseldorf. She was visiting professor for global history at the University of Vienna and taught at the Universities Frankfurt/M, Hannover, and Cologne. She has dealt with postcolonial readings of photographies about colonial Black German soldiers in a monograph published in German in 2009 ("Schwarze deutsche Kolonialsoldaten. Mehrdeutige Repräsentationsräume und früher Kosmopolitismus") alongside a number of articles on photography, German colonialism, and African History.

Sissy Helff: Uni Frankfurt
Sissy Helff: Migration & Media
Stefanie Michels: Uni Düsseldorf

History, Cultural Studies, Art History, Literary Studies, Postcolonial Studies

Print 34,99 €

02/2018, 210 Seiten, kart., zahlr. z.T. farb. Abb.
ISBN 978-3-8376-3006-0

Artikel-Nr.: 3006

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Memory – History – Archives


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