Two conferences on the history of photography are being planned, and they’re both to be held here in the Midlands. Mapping the Cultural Periodicals of Photography conference will happen from 4th to 5th September 2004, at dear old BIAD, UCE, Birmingham. One of a trio, What Happened Here? Photography in Britain since 1968 will happen in Derby in January 2005, and will focus on British art photography in the 1980s.