are pleased to announce Professor Jerome Krase as the Keynote speaker
for the 2016 Fieldwork symposium.The Fieldwork Photography Symposium is a free
one-day conference on 9 November 2016 here at University of Central Lancashire UK. In addition to the
conference there will also be an exhibition of photographic work in
UCLan’s PR1 Gallery.
Jerome is Emeritus and Murray Koppelman
Professor at Brooklyn
College, City University of New York and an activist-scholar who works
on many urban community issues. Jerome researches and lectures, writes
and photographs about urban life and culture globally. As co-editor of
Urbanities – The Journal of Urban Ethnography, Jerome also serves on
the editorial board for a number of other publications including:
Cidades, Visual Studies, and the Journal of Video Ethnography.
Asking “how does the image of the city in which people live and work
impact on their lives, and how do images of their denizens create or
reflect the image of the city itself? ” Jerome’s paper will interrogate
the role of visually-oriented work produced by social scientists,
photographers, photojournalists and others who seek to create and
disseminate images of the city.
An active member of the International Sociological Association and the International Visual Sociological Association Jerome’s
work seeks to consolidate the relationship between visual research and
sociological practices, with particular emphasis on the importance of
the visual in urban research. As such, much of Jerome’s work considers
how we look at cities, questioning how we ‘see’ the city change.
Combining scholarly and critical approaches, Jerome’s work prioritises
visual, participatory and sensory research that will make for an
exciting and engaging presentation and discussion. A list of Jerome’s
publications can be accessed here.
For a taster, have a look at a 10minute snippet of Jerome discussing his latest book, Seeing Cities Change
For some additional reading and useful links see the following: