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    Hello, my name is Nina Lager Vestberg and I’m a faculty member in the Department of Art and Media Studies at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). I’m currently trying to finish a book manuscript on digitization and the archival cultures of photography, and I’m also engaged in a large research project on digitization and…[Read more]

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Professor of Visual Culture in the Department of Art and Media Studies, educated in the UK at University of Westminster and Birkbeck College, London. Main research interests: Photography and archives, materialist media ecology, digitization theory, copyright issues in/and visual culture.


2006: PhD History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London 2002: MA History of Art, Birkbeck College, University of London 1998: BA (Hons) Film, Video and Photographic Arts, University of Westminster


Journal articles “There Is No Cloud”: Toward a Materialist Ecology of Post-Photography. Captures 1: 1 (2016) Ordering, Searching, Finding. Journal of Visual Culture 12: 3 (2013) “Ikke sint, bare veldig skuffet”. Om barn, miljø og medieteknologi [“Not angry, just very disappointed”. On children, the environment, and media technology]. Norsk medietidsskrift 20:4 (2013) Robert Doisneau and the Making of a Universal Cliché. History of Photography, 35: 2 (2011) Archival value: on photography, materiality and indexicality. Photographies, 1:1 (2008), 49-65. Photography as cultural memory: imag(in)ing France in the 1950s.  Journal of Romance Studies, 5:2 (2005), 75-90. Books Maxwell, Richard; Raundalen, Jon; Vestberg, Nina Lager, eds. (2015) Media and the Ecological Crisis. Routledge. 2015. [Paperback edition due 2017] Vestberg, Nina Lager; Dahlgren, Anna; Petersson, Dag, eds. (2013) Representational Machines: Photography and the Production of Space. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press (2013) Book chapters The Ecology of the Photographic Image: Archives, Power and Materiality. In: (Post)Fotografisches Archivieren. Wandel Macht Geschichte, eds. von Flemming, Victoria; Berndt, Daniel; Bialek, Yvonne.  Weimar: Jonas Verlag (2016) The photographic image in digital archives. In: The Photographic Image in Digital Culture, ed. Martin Lister. 2nd ed. London: Routledge (2013) A Photographic Archive of Physics, or a Physical Archive of Photography? Niels Bohr and the Production of Scientific Space(s). In: Representational Machines: Photography and the Production of Space. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press (2013) Index/Finger: Medium and Materiality in the Archives. In: The Archive as Project – the Poetics and Politics of the (Photo)Archive, ed. Krzysztof Pijarski, Warsaw: Archeologia fotografii (2011) From the filing cabinet to the internet: digitising photographic libraries. In: Fotografie als Instrument und Medium der Kunstgeschichte, ed. Constanza Caraffa. Berlin: Deutscher Kunstverlag (2009) Flytande fotografier. Originalitet och upphovsrätt i det digitala arkivet [‘Photographs in flux. Originality and copyright in the digital archive’]. In: I bildarkivet. Om fotografier och digitaliseringens effekter, eds. Anna Dahlgren and Pelle Snickars. Stockholm: Kungl. biblioteket (2009)


2015–2019: Digitization and Diversity: Potentials and Challenges for Diversity in the Culture and Media Sector – a collaborative project with the Norwegian Business School, Handelshøyskolen BI, supported by the Research Council of Norway through its KULMEDIA programme.


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