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Day symposium: Where Does History Happen? On the dispersal of contemporary histories of the moving image

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Location: Millburn House, Room 028


Department of Film and TelevisionStudies/Humanities Research Centre (HRC)/ Department of German Studies


This event brings togetherhistorians of the audio-visual in and from different contexts, and maps some ofthe changing locations of the history of the moving image in the twenty-firstcentury. Speakers will consider issues including:


-      therelationship between new ‘digital debates’ and older theorisations of themoving image

-      the newaudio-visual scholar: wiki user, connoisseur, archivist, cultural historian,social network user?

-      the status ofthe local, the national and the everyday within histories and geographies ofthe moving image

-      questions ofcultural heritage: how and where are diverse cultural histories represented andnegotiated in contemporary screen history?

-      teaching andresearch practice: where is the archive now?


Contributors: Hans-Michael Bock(Cinegraph Research Institute, Hamburg), Erica Carter (Warwick), Ben Highmore(Sussex), Adrian Martin (Monash, Melbourne), Therese Davis (Monash), Sarah Street(Bristol), Helen Wheatley (Warwick).


Organisers:Charlotte Brunsdon, Erica Carter

To register, contactSue Dibben,

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