Boissonnas and Egypt Conference Invitation | 2 November 2017 | Royal Geographical Society

Boissonnas and Egypt Conference

Royal Geographical Society
1 Kensington Gore
London, SW7 2AR
United Kingdom
2nd November 2017

The conference will present different perspectives on the context of 1920s Egypt in relation to Boissonnas’s work and explore wider debates around photography and cultural geography.

The conference will be followed by a private view of the exhibition from 17.30-19.30.

Tickets for the conference £35/£10 concession (lunch and refreshments included)

Dr Estelle Sohier (Université de Genève)
Dr Ahmed Shams (Durham University)
Dr George Manginis (Benaki Museum)
Ramsay Cameron (Independent Filmmaker)
Dr Kathleen Brunner (Independent Scholar)
Professor Oriana Baddeley (University of the Arts London)


10.00 Arrival, tea & coffee
10.15 Welcome and introduction by Professor Oriana Baddeley
10.30 Dr George Manginis, 'Into Cheltenham' - On the Way to Mount Sinai
11.15 Dr Ahmed Shams, A Swiss Photographic Voyage
12.00 Screening of a re-construction of Fred Boissonnas’s Lecture V (originally delivered at the Salle de L’Athenee, Geneva, on Tuesday 19th November,1935) describing his visit to Saint Catherine’s Monastery. Introduced by the film’s producer, Ramsay Cameron.
12.45 Panel discussion - Chair Prof. Oriana Baddeley
13.15 Lunch break
14.15 Dr Estelle Sohier, L'Egypte by Fred Boissonnas (1932): a Photographic Monument for the Egyptian Nation
15.00 Dr Kathy Brunner, Boissonnas' Return to Egypt, the Unfinished Sinai Project
15.45 Tea & coffee
16.15 Professor Oriana Baddeley, Boissonnas, Modernity and the Aesthetics of the Wilderness
17.00 Panel discussion - Chair Ewelina Warner
17.30 Private view of Boissonnas in Egypt exhibition