Technical and Medical Images at the Association for Art History Annual Conference

April 5, 2024
A set of mirrors among some green trees

Visual and Material Lab lead Fiona Johnstone and Lab collaborator Silvia Casini (University of Aberdeen) recently convened a panel on Technical and Medical Images at the Association for Art History 2024 Annual Conference hosted by Bristol University. 

Papers explored photography as a tool for measuring health impacts on workers at Agbogbloshie (Jacob Badcock, UCL); representations of Western medical practice in late Qing Pictorials (Dizhen Wu, SOAS); and visualizations of Covid-19 (David Houston Jones, Exeter University) and Martin Kemp (Oxford University). 

The panel forms part on an ongoing collaboration between Casini and Johnstone exploring visual science literacy and how images are put to work in fields such as medicine, vision science, neurology, cognitive psychology and more. 

Image: Follow Me by Jeppe Hein, a 2009 art installation, in Bristol at the Royal Fort Gardens.

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