March 6, 2020
The Department of History and Art Conservation at Queen’s University is pleased to congratulate Professor Joan Schwartz on her appointment to the newly established International Advisory Board of the Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague. Nominated for her expertise in “archives, acquisitions, teaching, research, and institutional discourse” as well as for her world-recognized contributions to scholarship on nineteenth-century photography, Professor Schwartz is one of only seven distinguished international scholars on the inaugural Advisory Board. Board members, chosen for their innovative work in fields related to the Institute’s scope of interest and research, serve a five-year term, and contribute to the development of the Institute’s research and publication strategy. Recognized for her work at the intersection of the history of photography, archival theory and practice, and historical geography, Professor Schwartz will bring interdisciplinary insights to the organization, while her senior administrative experience and extensive work with national archives will deepen the Board’s impact and reach.
Professor Schwartz gave a lecture titled “i‑Crimes and Misdemeanours: [Presti]Digit[iz]ation, Analogue Photographs, and their Digital Surrogates,”at Dalhousie University earlier this week.