Internasjonal workshop på museet 6. mars – åpen for alle.

Exploring photography in the history of the immigration to the USA

Date: 06.03.2018

Venue: The auditorium at the Bergen Maritime Museum


9-9.15: Introduction by Professor Sigrid Lien (UiB) and Dr. Justin Carville (IADT, Dublin).

9.15-10.00: Key note: Professor Carol Williams, Department of History, University of Lethbridge, Canada: “Indigenizing Settler-Immigrant Studies.”

10.15-10.45:  Dir. of the Maritime Museum Bergen, Per Kristian Sebak: On the use of photography in exploring Histories of Migration from Scandinavia and Russia.


11.15-11.45: Dr. Yara Gil-Glazer, Tel-Hai Academic College Israel: ”We Weren’t Jewish (We Were Concerned Photographers)”: Second-Generation Jewish Migrants Document Black Lives in New York.

11.45-12.15: Associate Professor Maria Gloria de Sa and Librarian Archivist Sonia Pacheco, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, MA: Photography and Lusophony: Portuguese Immigrants in the U.S.

12.30-13.30: Lunch

13.45-14.15: Dr. Orla Fitzpatrick, National Museum of Ireland: Exchanging images: Irish-American photographic albums in the early twentieth Century.

14.15-14.45: Dr. Justin Carville, IADT, Dublin, Ireland: A Letter from Pat in America: Theorizing Photography and Irish Diaspora.


15.15-15.45: Archivist Roger Kvarsvik: Using photography to tell the story about the Norwegian Presence in the Hooverville “Desert Sur”, Brooklyn, NY.

15.45-16.15: Professor Sigrid Lien: Pictures of Longing: Photography and the Norwegian History of Migration.

16.15-16.35: Professor Peter Larsen: Final remarks


If you have any questions about the workshop, contact professor Sigrid Lien:



The project “Photography as Contact Zones: Migration and Cultural Encounters in America”, managed by Dr. Justin Carville (Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dún Laoghaire, Dublin) in collaboration with

professor Sigrid Lien (University of Bergen) – and the Maritime Museum in Bergen (Bergen Sjøfartsmuseum).

The workshop is funded by Terra Foundation of American Art and The Fritt Ord Foundation.


Free entrance: employees from the University of Bergen, students, Bergen Maritime Museum and supporting members of Bergen Maritime Museum. Otherwise: ordinary museum ticket




Comments are closed.


Postadresse: Postboks 7800, 5020 Bergen.
Besøksadresse: Haakon Sheteligsplass 15, 5007 Bergen.


Telefon: 55 54 96 00
Telefon samlingene: 55 54 96 15
Kontakt: Klikk her
Org. nr: 980 769798

Copyright © 2019 Stiftelsen Bergens Sjøfartsmuseum