The Author's Forum
cover of Dear Edward: Family Footprints
- Date & Time
- February 12, 2014 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
- Hatcher Graduate Library, Gallery (Room 100)
- Location Information
- Event Type
- Panel Discussion
Photographer Paul Weinberg discusses his new book with U-M Professor Daniel Herwitz. "Dear Edward: Family Footprints" is a personal journey into family archives; it explores Weinberg's past as he retraces his family's footprints to far-flung small towns in the interior of South Africa—where his ancestors found a niche in the hotel trade. Part visual narrative and part multilayered travel book, this record is organized in the form of postcards to Weinberg's great grandfather, Edward. Weaving history, historiography, and memoir into a personal pilgrimage, it sets up a dialogue between the past and present and questions who records history and who is left out of it.
Weinberg is Senior Curator of Visual Archives at University of Capetown Libraries. He curated the exhibit The Other Camera, on display at the U-M Institute for the Humanities beginning January 22.
Herwitz is Frederick G L Huetwell Professor, Professor of History of Art, Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Comparative Literature, and Professor of Art and Design at U-M and holds an honorary position at the University of Cape Town.
The Author's Forum is a collaboration between the U-M Institute for the Humanities, University Library, Great Lakes Literary Arts Center, & Ann Arbor Book Festival.