Where Does History Happen?
On the dispersal of contemporary histories of the moving image
Day symposium: Thursday 20th May, 2010
Millburn House, Room 028, 10.15 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Department of Film and Television Studies/Humanities Research Centre (HRC)/ Department of German Studies
This event brings together historians of the audio-visual in and from different contexts, and maps some of the changing locations of the history of the moving image in the twenty-first century. Speakers will consider issues including:
- the relationship between new ‘digital debates’ and older theorisations of the moving image
- the new audio-visual scholar: wiki user, connoisseur, archivist, cultural historian, social network user?
- the status of the local, the national and the everyday within histories and geographies of the moving image
- questions of cultural heritage: how and where are diverse cultural histories represented and negotiated in contemporary screen history?
- teaching and research 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).
10.45 Introduction: Charlotte Brunsdon, Erica Carter (Warwick)
11.00 Panel 1: Film history and ‘digital debates’
Erica Carter (Warwick): Film study before film studies: the Weimar case
Hans-Michael Bock (Cinegraph, Hamburg): Film history beyond film studies: the case of Cinegraph
Adrian Martin (Monash): The Post-Photographic ... in 1951
1.30 Panel 2: Negotiating innovation
Sarah Street (Bristol): Digital Britain and the Spectre/Spectacle of New Technologies
Ben Highmore (Sussex): Technology and everyday life: Electric Dreams
2.45 Panel 3: Audio-visual histories and cultural heritage
Therese Davis (Monash): Australian indigenous communities and digital media
Helen Wheatley (Warwick): A History of Television for Women in Britain 1947 -89
3.45 Closing discussion