Social Anthropology Seminar - Zoom and in the Arthur Lewis Boardroom - Konstantinos Kalantzis
|Starts:||16:00 15 Nov 2021|
|Ends:||18:00 15 Nov 2021|
|What is it:||Seminar|
|Organiser:||School of Social Sciences|
Speaker: Konstantinos Kalantzis
Title : Photography, Citizenship and Accusatory Memory in the Greek Crisis.
Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Greece, my paper investigates political possibilities of photography in enabling imaginaries of conflict, affect and reciprocity during a moment in contemporary Europe defined as a “crisis.” It focuses particularly on how different modalities of display and looking at ancestors’ portraits create political spaces of exchange, co-existence and clash with powerful Others. Situated in the post-2010 EU/IMF-bailout-program period marked by suspicion of German guardianship in Greece, the paper unpacks two kinds of photographic events focused on ancestors’ portraits. On the one hand, images of “traditional” old men and women gifted back to their descendants by German tourists who first visited Crete in the 1960s. On the other hand, re-used black-and-white photographs of victims of atrocities perpetrated by German troops in the 1940s in two mainland Greek towns (Kalavryta and Distomo). These events speak to different possibilities of “citizenship” between the parties involved and the subjects they anticipate: tourists and locals; hosts and guests; perpetrators and victims; nation states of the center and the periphery. They also sketch varying potentials of photography in reconstructing the past and imagining different kinds of future.
Second Floor Boardroom 2.016 / 017
Arthur Lewis Building AND Join in via Zoom
Time 16:15 to 17:45pm
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2.016 / 017 - 2nd Floor Boardroom
Arthur Lewis Building