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FA-232263-16
American Presidents and the History of Photography from the Daguerreotype to the Digital Revolution
Cara Finnegan, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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Pursuing Grant-Funded Research in Communication: Challenges and Opportunities across the Discipline (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Pursuing Grant-Funded Research in Communication: Challenges and Opportunities across the Discipline
Author: Cara A. Finnegan
Abstract: An informal presentation about my experience seeking NEH funding, on a panel featuring other communication scholars who have received federal funding for research (e.g., NSF, NIH).
Date: 11-11-2016
Conference Name: National Communication Association

Photographing Washington: American Presidents and the History of Photography (Conference Paper/Presentation)
Title: Photographing Washington: American Presidents and the History of Photography
Author: Cara A. Finnegan
Abstract: Almost as soon as Americans started making daguerreotypes, they made daguerreotypes of George Washington. The fact that he was unavailable to be photographed from life, it seems, was no major obstacle. Though he died in 1799 – a full forty years before photography’s invention – the nation’s first president appeared nevertheless as a subject in daguerreotypes of busts, painted portraits, and prints, ironically making daguerreotypes of Washington’s image some of the earliest presidential photographs. My presentation, adapted from the introduction to my NEH-funded book project, explores some of the possible reasons why.
Date: 11-11-2016
Primary URL: http://www.carafinnegan.com/work-in-progress.html
Conference Name: National Communication Association


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