Archives for April2014

NECS 2014

Several research papers on amateur film/media will be presented at the NECS 2014 Conference, 19 -21 June 2014, Milan, IT.

Home Movie Day Durham 2014

Home Movie Day Durham, 19 April 2014, Center for Documentary Studies (1317 West Pettigrew St., Durham, North Carolina)

Programme for “Children and nontheatrical media…”conference

The final programme for the “Children and nontheatrical media: from film to video” conference, University of Glasgow, Scotland, April 11-13th 2014, is now available. See here or below.

Friday 11th April
13:00 – 14:15 – registration at the Gimorehill Centre, 9 University Avenue
14:15 – 14:30 Opening introduction

14:30 – 15:30 – Nontheatrical Films of the Empire
‘Children of the Empire’, Tom Rice (University of St Andrews)
‘Growing-up in the Empire: amateur films of the “never home’’’, Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes (University of Cambridge)

15:30 – 16:00 Refreshment break

16:00 – 17:00 – Children as Amateur Filmmakers
‘How to Make a Monster: Young Amateurs and Genre Film at Mid-Century’, Dave Sagehorn (Northwestern University)
‘On the contours and conditions for mapping the social, cultural and psychological space of childhood amateur filmmaking: A critical memoir’, Mark Neumann (Northern Arizona University)
17:00 – 17:30 Refreshment break and canapés

17:30 – 19:00 – Keynote speaker: Professor David Buckingham (Loughborough University)

Saturday 12th April
9:30 – 10:00 – Refreshment break
10:00 – 11:30 – The Influence of Media Literacy
‘To Play and to Practice: Some Thoughts on Children as Media Archaeologists and the Concept of Media Literacy’, Alexandra Schneider (University of Amsterdam)
‘Amateurism and Media Literacy: Reconciling Generations through Documentary Practice’, Ryan Shand (University of Glasgow)
‘When Doing Is Everything. Generating Life Projects Through Audiovisual Production in a Colombian Armed Conflict Area’, Christian Esteban Ramirez Hincapie (CEDLA University of Amsterdam)

11:30 – 12:00 Refreshment break

12:00 – 13:00 – Toys and Technology
‘(Re)viewing Children’s Roles in Christmas Rituals’, Joseph Wachelder (Maastricht University)
‘The World at Their Fingertips: Immersive Media in the Hands of Children’, Giles Taylor (University of St Andrews)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:00 – Changing Technologies in the Classroom
‘Amateur Video: The Benefits of a New Medium for Classrooms’, Graeme Richard Spurr (University of Glasgow)
‘Assemblages of children’s play: child-produced videos from a school playground’, Rebekah Willett (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

15:00 – 16:00 – Nontheatrical Film Festivals
‘The Maine Student Film and Video Festival 1976 – 2013’, Gemma Scott (University of Maine)
‘From Social Commentary to Fantasy: The Chicago Public Library’s Young Chicago Filmmakers Festival’, Anne Wells (Chicago Film Archives) & Andy Uhrich (Indiana University)

16:00 – 16.30 Refreshment break

16:30 – 18:00 – Keynote speaker: Rick Prelinger (archivist, writer, and filmmaker).
18:00 – 20:00 – Launch of CAMS exhibition and wine reception, Gilmorehill Centre theatre

Sunday 13th April
9:30 – 10:30 – Educational Cinema: New Historical Perspectives
‘Early Research into Educational Cinema, 1917-1925: The Carnegie Trust and the National Council of Public Morals’ Responses to Cinema’s Popularity with the Child Audience’, Julia Bohlmann (University of Glasgow)
‘“Learning a lot of other things too, things that will influence their whole life and more…” Class Division and the Ministry of Education’s Post-War Film Production Experiment.’, Alex Southern (University of Nottingham)

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshment break

11:00 – 12:00 – Parents Behind the Camera
‘Between technology and fatherhood: filming your child’, Susan Aasman (University of Groningen)
‘Un(childhood): performing the voices and times of childhood through shared filmmaking’, Maria Lusitano da Fonseca Moreira Santos (University of Westminster/MAD – CREAM DEPARTMEMT– London)

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch

13:00 – 14:00 – Children and Civic Symbolism
‘Halloween/Humanitarianism: Children and Horror in Shirley Clarke’s A Scary Time (1960)’,Michael Lawrence (University of Sussex)
‘The Queen has two bodies: amateur film, civic culture and the child’, Karen Lury (University of Glasgow)

14:00 – 14:30 – concluding remarks

‘Amateur media … and Tamil identities’

‘Amateur media, open-ended memory, and visual constructions of Tamil identities’ (Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes) – research paper, Visual Anthropology and Contemporary South Asian History Conference, University of Cambridge, 4-5 April 2014


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