At the Blists Hill victorian farm in Shropshire, UK as part of the Rust Regeneration and Romance conference organized by the Institute for Cultural Heritage at the University of Birmingham and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, 10-14 July 2013

Elizabeth Anne Cavaliere is an adjunct lecturer at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow at Queen’s University. She received her PhD from the Interuniversity Doctoral Program in Art History at Concordia University (2016). She received a BA in Art History from Mount Allison University (2007) followed by an MA in Art History from York University (2009). Her research interests center on the Canadian photographic landscape and the possibility of a Canadian national aesthetic therein and looks towards topographical survey photographs of the 19th century as markers of an early Canadian identity and aesthetic in landscape photography. Her dissertation, soon to be published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, titled “Mediated Landscape/Mediating Photographs: Surveying the Landscape in Nineteenth-century Canadian Topographical Photography,” reclaims the images produced by four survey photographers for the collective imaginary by considering photographs as both mediated and mediating in their ability to bridge and accommodate a nexus of antithetical readings – maker and viewer, authorial intent and discursive function, art and document, subjective and objective, land and landscape. Her interest in interdisciplinary approaches to Canadian art, photograph, and history is reflected in her published writing. For example her examination of photographic histories of the city and the self-identification of its citizens therein in the Journal of Canadian Studies (2016); and examining the ways in which Americans and Canadians were instructed to learn about Canada through tourist books in Histoire Sociale/Social History (2016). Her research is also published in Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies (2017), in RACAR: Revue d’art Canadienne/Canadian Art Review (2016), and in the Journal of Canadian Art History (2014). She is an active member of the University Art Association of Canada, the Nineteenth Century Studies Association, the Network in Canadian History and Environment, and the American Society for Environmental History. In 2012 Elizabeth was awarded a Lisette Model/Joseph G. Blum Fellowship in the History of Photography to pursue her research at the National Gallery of Canada. In 2015 her dissertation was awarded the Michel de la Chenelière Prize by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. In 2017 she was the Jarislowsky Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art where she pursued research focused on pedagogical approaches to art histories at the undergraduate level in Canada.