Department of Anthropology

Susan Slyomovics - Seminar Series 2010-11

Mon, September 27, 2010 | EPS 1.128

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Susan Slyomovics - Seminar Series 2010-11

"Photographing Algeria: Captions and Stereotypes from the Visual Legacy of French Colonialism"

In Algeria, the camera and conquest overlap chronologically to produce visual biometric technologies that mark the French colonial era. Examples in this presentation are tourist postcards of Algeria (Scènes et Types), the ID photo, and anthropometric classification systems.

Presented by Dr. Susan Slyomovics, Professor of Anthropology and Near Eastern Cultures at UCLA.

Part of the Department of Anthropology 2010-2011 Seminar Series. For further information, please contact Dr. Sofian Merabet at

This event is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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