The Invisible Histories website provides a platform for researchers to present photographs in context and explore hidden narratives. It aims to:
experiment with photography as a form of history writing
share experiences encountering images in archives and taking pictures in the process of research
curate conversations about visual literacy in an age of digital abundance and raise questions about the power of images and visual representations for understanding history and politics.
Every month, we bring together contributors across the humanities and social sciences who — through their photo essays and captions — are developing new ways of thinking about the aesthetic, economic, moral, and political questions that arise at the crossroads of photography and history, as well as the potentials of digital story-telling and image-guided scholarship.
This project is supported by the Joint Center for History of Economics at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge.
All images contained herein are the sole intellectual property of the contributor. Any use of them without prior consent is strictly forbidden.
|Project Coordinators:||Franziska Exeler, Diana Kim|
|Advisory Committee:||Sunil Amrith, Emma Rothschild|
|Website Designer:||Amy Price|
|Research Assistance:||Wonik Son|