South African warriorsCongratulations to Dr Chris Morton (Senior Research Fellow) who has been awarded a 2015 Leverhulme Research Fellowship for his project ‘A Visual Economy of 19th-Century Photography from Southern Africa’. Dr Morton’s study will examine the visual economy of 19th-century ethnographic photographs of southern Africa’s peoples, investigating why certain types of imagery were produced, how they were disseminated to Europe and circulated through scientific and popular networks, and how this resulted in collections of photographs in museums and archives. It will examine the sorts of knowledge established as a result of this historical flow of visual material, and how a better understanding of visual knowledge in the period helps explain later developments in southern African history and culture.