The outcome of an international symposium taking place on 27–28 April 2017 at the Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities in Stockholm, this anthology can be read from either end. Turn the book over, and you will find a number of essays addressing the question of how pictorial, especially photographic, representations can and have been understood either as historical artefacts or as sources of knowledge about the past. In a nutshell, images in history. Continue reading, and you will discover an equal number of contributions – texts as well as images – that approach the same question from the reverse angle: how pictorial, especially photographic, representations can themselves be used to convey a new and different understanding of the past. In another nutshell, history in images.
Images in history/history in images: towards an (audio)visual historiography, with Birgitta Svensson & Peter Aronsson (Stockholm: Royal Society of Letters, 2020), ISBN 978–91–88763–07–5. Read the rest om my preface here or get the entire book here.