Current Projects

Objects in Motion in the Early Modern World

Past Projects

Visualizing the Past


Getting the Picture: The Visual Culture of the News
University of Southern California
May 4-5, 2014

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).

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