Call for Talks

Thanks to all who have participated, we have had a very successful rollout of the Daguerreian Society Zoom Lecture Series. Each week over 50 people have joined us for approximately one-hour presentations about 19th century photography by expert curators, collectors, practitioners, and photo historians. Presenters to date include Grant Romer, Roger Watson and Mike Robinson, and collectors Len Walle and Phil Nathanson.

The presentations generate funds that support the non-profit Daguerreian Society through a $25 participant donation, which include access to the live Zoom session that week, and to password-accessible video posted a few days later.

We are beginning to solicit proposals for presentations on topics related to our mission: "dedicated to the history, science, and art of early photography and processes," and that will be of interest to our Zoom participants.

The weekly presentations are live on Saturday at 1:30 EST and typically use PowerPoint to show the associated images. We schedule a practice run-through Thursday or Friday with each presenter before each session.

If you are interested in presenting a Daguerreian Society Zoom session related to 19th century photographic images, processes, or related topics, we are accepting proposals for sessions. Individuals wishing to share their collections are another potential topic.

Please email the following information to the Daguerreian Society Lecture Series committee at

  • Your contact information
  • Background research and experience presenting on the topic
  • Proposed title
  • Brief summary of the topic you plan for a ~1-hour session
  • Potential Saturdays you would be available to present

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