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Former student Olga Smith has been awarded the Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Humboldt University, Berlin

last modified Jun 24, 2014 10:05 AM

The title of her postdoctoral project is ‘National territories: the politics and aesthetics of photographic representations of landscape in Germany, France and Italy, from the 1980s to the present’. The aim of this project is to scrutinise the idea of a ‘national landscape’ as well as to reassess the notion of the picturesque as the measure of distinction of landscape as a genre.

Olga has previously held positions at the University of St Andrews and Tate Gallery, London. She completed her PhD at Cambridge in on contemporary photography in France. In conjunction with this research she held a visiting fellowship at the École normale supérieure in Paris and an Entente Cordiale scholarship.