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Symposium 2019

A one day symposium on the topic of 'Science and Photography'. We will look at how photographs are used in scientific research; how and why we have photographed the human body; what scientific innovations advanced the photographic medium in the early development of photography; and how historic processes are being applied to science and contemporary research.

Wednesday 23rd October


"Symposium - Science & Photography"
Venue: Byre Theatre, Levy Studio
Fee: £45/25

Now Closed

Call For Papers 2019

A one-day symposium on science and photography will take place on 23rd October in St Andrews. The symposium is presented in conjunction with the 2019 St Andrews Photography Festival, ‘Science & Photography’ which runs throughout the month of October.

The symposium organisers welcome proposals from both a historical and contemporary perspective on themes including, but not limited to:

  • Historic collections and contemporary projects

  • The application of photography to scientific innovations

  • Photographic documentation of science

  • Scientific advancements in photography.


Panel proposals are also welcome and we particularly encourage early career scholars and PhD candidates to apply.

Please submit a proposal of no more than 200 words for your 18 minute presentation to Rachel Nordstrom at no later than 17:00 on Friday 12 July 2019. 

All proposals are subject to a review process.

For more information click here:

Previous Conference 

October 18th 2018- October 19th 2018

The University of St Andrews Library, Special Collections Division will be hosting a conference on Stereo Photography on 18-19 October, 2018 in conjunction with the St Andrews Photography Festival 2018: (Stereo)Views of Scotland.

The topics are broad reaching and will cover both the historic as well as the contemporary; from the rivalry between Sir David Brewster and Charles Wheatstone to how we have used, understood and interacted with 3D photography over the past two centuries.

This two day conference is an opportunity for researchers, historians, photographers, collectors, curators, collections staff and photo-enthusiasts alike to come together, in the home of Scottish Photography and picturesque town of St Andrews to gain a better understanding of the birth, development and evolving media that is stereoscopy.


The Byre Theatre,

St Andrews 

Hosted by The University of St Andrews Library 

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