This weekend, Tate Modern hosts a two-day conference exploring the complex and dynamic evolution of the history of women in photography. The exhaustive programme includes topics from the early commercial practices to the impact of World War II on women and their work, reframing the role of the archive.

The event will feature some of the latest research and debates from both national and international artists and academics. The talks on Friday will start with Stockholm Moderna Museet's Research leader Anna Hellgren, presenting her paper on the role of female photographers in the history of Swedish photography after World War II. The theme of challenging histories and identities will continue with Russet Lederman's examination of Japanese photographers Ishiuchi Miyako, Ishikawa Mao, and Nishimura Tamiko, and the varying trajectories of their increased recognition in light of the re-edits, reprints and reinterpretations of their early and influential photo books.

One of Saturday's highlights is the talk by Victoria Garnons-Williams - an award-winning academic from the Queensland University of Technology. Her talk will be focuses on the aesthetic methods of contemporary Australian indigenous women photographers.

Tate Modern, Starr Auditorium, Friday 6 November 2015, 10.30 - 17.00 / Saturday 7 November 2015, 10.30 - 18.00.

More information and tickets can be found on the Tate Modern website.

Fast Forward: Women in Photography is organised in partnership with the University for the Creative Arts, University of the Arts London Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at London College of Communication.