History of Art and Architecture

Georgina Laube to present at the University of Bucharest, Romania

In May, Georgina Laube (HAA 2020) will present her paper "Witnessing Sacrifice: How Photographs of the Fallen Establish Communities" at the "Cultural Networks in the U.S." Her paper is an initial theoretical analysis to the communicative properties of photographs depicting fallen service members and their ability to foster communal bonds through viewing. It analyzes how these images unify the fallen posthumously and cultivate a sense of community, beyond mere mourning, by confronting viewers with the human cost of contemporary war.

The conference hosted by the English Department at the University of Romania. The conference is supported by the US Embassy and the Fulbright Commission in Romania.

Georgina Laube is currently finishing her Master of Arts in Kunst- & Bildgeschichte (Art & Visual History) at the Humboldt-Universit├Ąt zu Berlin and is advised by Professor Charlotte Klonk.