I co-curate the Invisible Histories project(with Franziska Exeler), a digital platform for researchers to share photographs in context and explore the hidden narratives behind them.
Every month, we bring together contributors across the humanities and social sciences who are developing new ways of thinking about the aesthetic, economic, moral, and political questions that arise at the crossroads of photography and history, as well as the potentials of digital story-telling and image-guided scholarship. This month’s photo essay is by Robert Kindler, a historian of Eastern Europe at Humboldt University of Berlin, on political advertising in East Berlin. Last month’s caption was by Claire Edington, a historian of medicine and the French empire at UCSD, on the Vôi Asylum in Hanoi during the 1930s.
Invisible Histories is supported by the Joint Center for History of Economics at Harvard University and the University of Cambridge.