In early 2016, I visited The Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University College London for two months, as a guest of Birkbeck’s History of Art Department. It was a wonderful opportunity to get to know scholars working in this department, such as Profs. Lynda Nead, Patrizia di Bello, and Steve Edwards. I helped organize and participated in a workshop co-sponsored by the Humanities Center and the Theory of Photography Research Centre, titled Law and Photography: Mugshots, Passports, and Portraiture, July 16, 2016. I also conducted research for the Tichborne project and gave talks on the filmmaker Humphrey Jennings’s Pandemonium project.
Jennifer Tucker is a historian who studies the interrelations of art and science, photography, and mass visual culture, with a specialization in 19th to mid-20th century British, U.S., and trans-Pacific history. The common threads in her diverse research fields are the dynamics of visual media in modern history, the nature of evidence, public perceptions and practices of history, and the interrelationships of science, technology, and the law.