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Philip John Hatfield is the Head of the Eccles Centre for American Studies at the British Library. A historical geographer specializing in Canadian photographic history, he has curated the Australasian, Canadian, Caribbean, and US collections at the British Library over the course of his career. He worked as Curator for Canadian and Caribbean Collections at the Library from 2010 and holds a doctorate in the history of Canadian photography, based on the Library’s Colonial Copyright Photography Collection. He has also curated the Australasian and US collections and held the post of Lead Curator for Digital Mapping. Phil has published on Canadian photography and British social issues and has a wide range of interests based on the Library’s collections. One of these interests, in the history of the North American Arctic, resulted in the recent exhibition Lines in the Ice: Seeking the Northwest Passage and the subsequent book Lines in the Ice: Exploring the Roof of the World. He also curated the photography exhibition Canada Through the Lens and is currently preparing a monograph drawing from the Library’s Canadian photographic collection with UCL Press in 2018.

Carol Jacobi joined Tate Britain in 2012 as Curator of British Art (1850-1915) after working as a freelance writer, curator, and lecturer, mainly at Birkbeck College and the Courtauld Institute where she has taught MA programmes focusing on nineteenth-century British art. She has also taught at Oxford Brookes University and in 2008-2009 was Leverhulme Fellow in the History of Portraiture at the National Portrait Gallery. Carol completed a PhD on the painter William Holman Hunt at Birkbeck in 1998 which she supplemented by undertaking an MA in Nineteenth-Century Literature at King’s College the same year. Her book, William Holman Hunt: Painter, Painting, Paint, was published by Manchester University Press in 2006. In 2008, she acted as co-curator for the exhibition William Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision which toured to Manchester Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Ontario, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Her monograph on the painter Isabel Rawsthorne was published by Yale in 2013. In 2019, she curated Van Gogh and Britain at Tate Britain, the first major exhibition to explore the impact of British culture on Vincent van Gogh and to map the legacy of his art across the works of British painters. The same year, Carol’s ensuing volume Van Gogh and Britain was published by Tate Publishing.

Diana Lange is currently a research associate in the three-year joint research project Coloured Maps (2018-2021) funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), and in collaboration with the Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures and the Mineralogical Museum, Centre of Natural History (CeNak) (both University of Hamburg), the Hanseatic Business Archive Foundation, and the Museum am Rothenbaum in Hamburg. Trained in Sinology, Tibetology, and Economics, Diana holds a PhD in Central Asian Studies from Humboldt University of Berlin (2008) and has specialized on Tibet and China as her primary research areas and has wide-ranging interests including the history of knowledge and exploration, material and visual cultures, historical cartography, and cultural interactions. She previously held positions as a postdoctoral Gerda Henkel Fellow at the University of Leipzig, a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Zurich, and an associated researcher in the European Research Council Project TibArmy at the CNRS in Paris. In 2018, she completed the habilitation project (HDR) at the EPHE in Paris. More recently, while using the British Library’s Wise Collection she has documented how, and with what intention, knowledge of Tibet was acquired, interpreted, and represented. Her monograph An Atlas of the Himalayas by a Mid-19th Century Tibetan Lama. A Journey of Discovery was published in the Brill’s Tibetan Studies Library in 2018.

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes is a visual anthropologist with expertise in the study of the British Empire, gender, migration, memory, and cultural studies. Based at the University of Cambridge, she is Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Social Anthropology, a Member of the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement, and an Official Fellow and Graduate Tutor at Clare Hall College. For the past 20 years, she has researched, taught (undergraduate and postgraduate students), and published on themes such as national memories and global identities, colonial (amateur) films, women film and media practices, media and colonial architecture, media of war and trauma, and new and digital media. She also often supervises for various papers offered by the Department of Social Anthropology and the Department of Sociology. In both her research and teaching at Cambridge, she has made extensive use of and assisted with the establishment of online film archives of amateur (colonial) media such as Images of Empire (Bristol), Colonial Film (London), and the online archive held by the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge. She completed a PhD in Film and Media Studies on British Identities in Amateur Films from India and Australia, 1920s-l 940s, at the University of Bristol in 2008. Annamaria is the founder of the Amateur Cinema Studies Network, the first international project promoting amateur cinema/media studies. She has published extensively on issues of imperial visual culture, gender, and new media, including Amateur Media: Film, Digital Media and Participatory Cultures (with S. Aasman, Routledge, 2019), British Women Amateur Filmmakers: National Memories and Global Identities (with H. Norris Nicholson, Edinburgh University Press, 2018), and Visual Histories of South Asia (with M. Banks. Primus Ratna Sagar, 2017).

 
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