Upside Down: Mining the Late Eighteenth-Century Landscape

17 April 2024, 4.00 PM - 17 April 2024, 5.00 PM

Speaker: Stephanie O'Rourke

Online Event

This paper moves across the visual culture of mining infrastructure and volcanic eruptions to explore the emergence of a newly “extractive” way of picturing landscape in late eighteenth-century Europe. Moving across examples from Germany, France, and Britain, I explore how these images encoded emerging ideas about waste, natural resources, verticality, and circulation that would become core to the protocols of extractive capitalism.

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Stephanie is a historian of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century visual culture in Europe and its colonial networks, particularly in relation to scientific knowledge, environmental history, and media technologies. She is a Senior Lecturer in art history at the University of St Andrews.

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