• Date and time: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 8pm to 9pm
  • Location: Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum, Museum Gardens (Map)
  • Audience: Open to the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking not required

Event details

Discover women’s important role in war photography. Historian and photography curator Pippa Oldfield reveals the fascinating but overlooked history of female pioneers working in conflicts, including the American Civil War, World War I and the Mexican Revolution. 

This event is hosted by the Yorkshire Philosophical Society.

About the speaker

Dr Pippa Oldfield is an historian and photography curator who has worked on many exhibitions on the theme of photography and conflict, most recently No Man’s Land: Women’s Photography and the First World War. She is Head of Programme at Impressions Gallery in Bradford, Honorary Research Fellow at Durham University, and Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Leeds. Her book Photography and War will be published by Reaktion later this year.

Yorkshire Philosophical Society

The Yorkshire Philosophical Society (YPS) offers activities and an annual lecture series to stimulate interest in and improve public understanding of natural sciences and social sciences. Lectures are provided with the support of York Museums Trust, the British Science Association and the North Yorkshire Network of the Institution of Engineering Technology (IET).

Image: Sara Castrejón, Colonel Amparo Salgado, Teloloapán, Guerrero, Mexico, 1911. Credit: Consuela Castrejón and Samuel Villela


Venue details

  • Wheelchair accessible