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Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography

Call for Papers
Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography
August 14, 2020
at The National Stereoscopic Association's 3D-Con
The Hotel Murano, Tacoma, Washington
August 11-17, 2020
Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography is a conference within a conference, hosted by the National Stereoscopic Association at the 46th annual 3D-Con in Tacoma, Washington.
In the last thirty years, scholarship on stereography has moved from the margins to a more central position in the history of photography and visual culture. A new wave of scholars has emerged with studies that range from stereo's inception to contemporary virtual and augmented reality. These scholars are creating a language for stereo photography even as it is expanding into nascent vision. Potential topics for paper presentations include: historical and archival discoveries; studies on collecting, p/matronage, and the culture of stereo; the marketing and incorporation of 3D; domesticities and instruments; immersive media, interactivity and performance; 3D cinema and video; the politics of historiographical suppression or distortion; hyper-simulation to surveillance; representations of stereo in popular media; reading stereo perception, as well as others. Papers on topics from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century are invited. Stereoscopic projection is available at the conference.
Deadline for abstracts: March 2, 2020
Please send an abstract of 500 words and a biography of 250 words including institutional affiliation. Independent scholars are welcome.
email to: Melody Davis,
Notification of acceptance by May 1, 2020
Digital images will be expected by June 30, 2020.

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