The History of photography. through the lens of the pioneering women. With Haley Drolet.
In this session, historian Haley Drolet will chart the course of photography’s 200+ year history, refocusing the narrative on the pivotal yet frequently overlooked role played by women artists and practitioners. From scientists to spies, Haley will facilitate an illuminating journey through the medium while discussing her own research process, providing a crucial foundation for the upcoming programme. Demonstrating the ongoing relevance of the past to contemporary artistic and academic projects, Haley will shed light on stories which deserve to be perpetually told and re-told.
Saturday October 16th 14:00 BST
We are in Week 1 of 5.
Haley Drolet completed her MA in Classics at King’s College London and now works as a Research Assistant at the History Faculty at the University of Oxford.
She coordinates the public engagement for a research group in the faculty called The Oxford and Empire Network, which seeks to facilitate rigorous academic research and community engagement surrounding Oxford’s imperial legacies.
Her current research project focuses on Sir Arthur Evans’ relationship with empire and its curation. She has been leading research seminars, and contributing web content about historical women photographers, for Hundred Heroines since July 2020.