Mette Kia Krabbe Meyer

Mette Kia Krabbe Meyer

Ph.D. i Kunst og Kulturvidenskab


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I am a ph.d. from the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies specialised in photography. My work is interdisciplinary, and I combine the theory of photography and media studies, cultural history and the history of science as well as digital cultural heritage and digital humanities.

At the Royal Danish Library I have contributed to the exhibitions Det er løgn. Forskerfusk og forfalskninger (2012), Lay Down Your Arms (2014), and Blind Spots. Images of the Danish West Indies colony (2017-2018)

At the moment I am investigating the visual culture of the former Danish West Indies in the project Photographs of Emotion. Family Photographs from the former Danish West Indies Colony (Theory of Photography, Museology, Affect Theory, Digital Humanities, Postcolonialism). I am part of the project The Art of Nordic Colonialism Writing Transcultural Art Histories 

I am also researching the dissemination of press photographs and meme culture in todays hybrid media society. Studying the photograph of a man spitting down on refugees taken by photographer Sigrid Nygaard in 2015, I investigate the spread of the photograph as well as the efforts of the library to archive the material. Recent publication (with Eld Zierau) Spitting Image. Press photographs and memes as digital cultural heritage in Netarkivet

Research areas

  • The History and Theory of Photography
  • Cultural History and Theory
  • Science Studies
  • Mediastudies
  • Affect Theory
  • Digital Humanities
  • Postcolonialism
  • Archive Studies 

Mail: mkkm [at kb dk]


  • Fotografi 75.7
  • Fotografiens historie 75.79
  • Medieforskning 07.07
  • Kulturhistorie 90.1


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