In November 2013 Nostalgias: Visualising Longing conference took place at the Winter Gardens Margate, UK. The discussion examined multiple concepts of nostalgia and how longing manifests itself within contemporary culture. The conference was a collaboration between Canterbury Christ Church University and The University of the Arts London Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC) at the London College of Communication. To coincide with the conference there was an accompanying exhibition entitled Nostalgias, inviting 10 national and international artists to explore, respond and represent nostalgia(s) in its many forms.