Current Projects


Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World



Jason Hill and Vanessa R. Schwartz, eds., Getting the Picture: The History and Visual Culture of the News (Under contract, Bloomsbury Press).

Past Projects



Visualizing the Past



The Contemporary Project for the Study of Contemporary Art, Culture, and Criticism at USC,
Richard Meyer, Director



Photography’s Past Futures
Getty Research Institute,
May 2013


Capturing the Moment: Visual Evidence and Eyewitnessing
May 2009


Caught in the Act
Missillac, France,
Spring 2009





Lynn Hunt and Vanessa R. Schwartz, eds., “The History Issue,”
Journal of Visual Culture
(V. 9, no. 3, December 2010).


Philip J. Ethington and Vanessa R. Schwartz, “Urban Icons,”
Urban History, Cambridge Journals Online
Special Multimedia Issue


Christian Delage, Thierry Gervais, and Vanessa R. Schwartz, eds., “Caught in the Act: The History of Photojournalism,”
Etudes Photographiques.
(No. 26, November 2011).