Douglas Fordham

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Douglas Fordham is Associate Professor of Art History and Director of Graduate Studies for Art and Architectural History. His publications engage with the visual culture of British imperialism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Of particular interest are the ways in which printmaking presented, organized and disseminated colonial knowledge and imperial ambitions. A forthcoming book, Aquatint Worlds: Travel, Print, and Empire, 1770-1820 (Yale UP) examines representations from Western India, Southern Africa, and China in this period. New research focuses on printed representations of indigenous peoples in Australia and the South Pacific in the nineteenth century, and recent challenges to those paradigms by indigenous artists.