Vintage Postcard

Energy Cafe

Postcards and the (Post-)industrial Sublime

Dr Victoria Donovan’s AHRC’s project Donbas in Focus: Visions of Industry in the Ukrainian East explores the ways that Donbas, a heavily industrialised region in Eastern Ukraine, was depicted in photography and film across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and asks how these processes continue to resonate in the region’s political and cultural landscapes today. In this Energy Café, Dr Donovan will discuss nineteenth-century industrial postcard photography from the region, putting this into conversation with contemporary cultural and creative initiatives that seek to de-link Donbas from its industrial past. 

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Sep 21 2021


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm