06 May

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International Seminar on Archives and Counter-Archives: Image politics and migration

06/05/2024 até 10/05/2024
09h:00 até 17h:00
FGV - Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro

Call For Papers

International Seminar on Archives and Counter-Archives: Image politics and migration

SeminárioWe invite researchers dedicated to the study of archival images, archives, and counter-archives to submit proposals for the international seminar on the subject, scheduled to take place at CPDOC-FGV between May 6 and 10, 2024. The aim of this event is to explore and present research on the production, migration, and survival of images, the policies and politics surrounding their preservation, and the re-use of non-iconic and non-institutionalized images. Works may discuss amateur cinema and home movies, clandestine recordings, militant films made by collectives or those that have circulate in solidarity networks, among other visual and audiovisual sources engaging the notion of counter-archive, a concept that allows for an understanding of archives and its practices as sites of contention

We accept proposals from researches with master’s or doctoral degrees, and papers can be in English or Portuguese. Submissions should be made through the following link:

The Seminar will be held in hybrid form. Invited researchers will make their presentations in person and those who have had their proposals approved will be able to present them in person or online.

Selected participants will be required to pay the following registration fee:

  • Master’s and Ph.D. students: R$ 80 (Brazilian Reais)
  • Ph.Ds.: R$ 120 Reais (Brazilian Reais)

Use the link: 


International Seminar on Archives and Counter-Archives: Image politics and migration
2023 SSUN Conference Event: 06 to 10 May 2024 
2023 SSUN Conference Submissions will be accepted from: December  1, 2023 to February 19, 2024
Approved candidates’ payment deadline: March the 30th. 
2023 SSUN Conference Venue: FGV -  Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil


Organizing committee: Thaís Blank (FGV), Patrícia Machado (PUC-RJ) and Carolina Amaral de Aguiar (UEL)

Contacts: If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at: ; ;


Realization: FGV CPDOC



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Tina Campt Tina Campt -  Tina Campt is Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor of Humanities in the Department of Art and Archeology and the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University. Campt is a Black feminist theorist of visual culture and contemporary art, and the founding convener of the Practicing Refusal Collective and the Sojourner Project. Her early work theorized gender, racial and diasporic formation in Black communities in Europe and southern Africa, and the role of vernacular photography in historical interpretation. Her more recent scholarship bridges the divide between vernacular image-making and the interventions of Black contemporary artists in reshaping how we see ourselves and our societies. Campt has published five books including: A Black Gaze (MIT Press, 2021); Listening to Images (Duke University Press, 2017); Image Matters: Archive, Photography and the African Diaspora in Europe (Duke University Press, 2012); and Other Germans: Black Germans and the Politics of Race, Gender and Memory in the Third Reich (University of Michigan Press, 2004). Her co-edited collection, Imagining Everyday Life: Engagements with Vernacular Photography (with Marianne Hirsch, Gil Hochberg, and Brian Wallis Steidl, 2020), received the 2020 Photography Catalogue of the Year award from Paris Photo and Aperture Foundation. 

Raquel Schefer Raquel Schefer -  Raquel Schefer is a researcher, director, programmer and Associate Professor at Sorbonne Nouvelle University. She holds a PhD in Cinematographic and Audiovisual Studies from the Sorbonne Nouvelle University, a master's degree in Documentary Film from the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires and a degree in Communication Sciences from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. She has published El Autorretrato en el Documental, as well as several book chapters and articles. She has been an Assistant Professor at Grenoble Alpes University, a lecturer at the Universities of Paris Est - Marne-la-Vallée, Rennes 2, the Universidad del Cine de Buenos Aires, the Universidad de la Comunicación in Mexico City and Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, as well as a guest researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles. She was an FCT postdoctoral fellow at the CEC/University of Lisbon, the IHC/Universidade Nova de Lisboa and the University of the Western Cape. She is co-editor of the journal of film theory and history La Furia Uman 

Marika Cifor Marika Cifor - Assistant Professor in the Information School and an adjunct faculty member in Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is a feminist scholar of archival studies and digital studies. Her research investigates how people marginalized by gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, and HIV-status are represented and how they document and represent themselves in archives and digital cultures. Cifor is the author of Viral Cultures: Activist Archiving in the Age of AIDS (University of Minnesota Press, 2022) and her work on archives, information activism, and affect appears in leading publications in information studies, media studies, science and technology studies, and gender and sexuality studies. She holds a PhD in Information Studies from UCLA and an MS in Library and Information Science and History from Simmons University.



FGV - Praia de Botafogo, 190, Rio de Janeiro