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Institute Director Martha Langford inducted into the Royal Society of Canada

September 12, 2018
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Source: Jarislowsky Institute

Dr. Martha Langford, director and research chair of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, was inducted as a fellow into the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC) on September 11, 2018.

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Dr. Martha Langford, director and research chair of the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art, was inducted as a fellow into the prestigious Royal Society of Canada (RSC) on September 11, 2018.

Langford, who is also a professor in the Department of Art History, has had a long and distinguished career studying photography. She will join the RSC’s Academy of the Arts and Humanities.

“This is a great honour, which recognizes not just my work, but the field in which I work — the history of photography in Canada,” she says. “I am especially excited to join a society of scholars that places so much emphasis on interdisciplinarity and transnational exchange, which are also key aspects of photographic studies.”

Langford’s writing on photography and video addresses mediated experience in relation to constructs of memory and imagination, as well as vernacular photography — the study of images that take everyday life and common things as subjects. During her career, Langford has held fellowships at the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University and the National Gallery of Canada.

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