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AASMAN Susan
Working on a large scale research project, entitled ‘Changing platforms of ritualized memory practices: the cultural dynamics of home movies’, and funded by NWO (the Free Competition in the Humanities).
Forthcoming publication, 2012. “Smile, Wave or Blow a Kiss..”. Home movies and Tele-technologies from the Hearth”. In: Sonja Kmec and Viviane Thill (ed.), Tourists and nomads. Amateur images of migration, Jonas Verlag.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Susan Aasman.

CHAMBERS Ciara
Recent paper:  ‘Cine-culture in Northern Ireland: the influences, productions and screening spaces of the Spence brothers’. Paper presented at Reflections on the Study of Amateur Cinema Symposium, University of Glasgow, 24 April 2012.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Ciara Chambers.

CRAVEN Ian
Senior Lecturer, Theatre Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow, with research interest in amateur film production. Ian has edited Movies on Home Ground: Explorations in Amateur Cinema. Cambridge Scholars Press, Cambridge, 2009. Also he has supervised Ryan Shand’s Ph.D. dissertation on ‘Amateur Cinema: History, Theory, and Genre 1930-80’, and is currently supervising Graeme Spurr’s Ph.D. dissertation on ‘Post-Film/Amateur Video: The Diffusion of New Media in UK Cine Clubs’.
Forthcoming publication,  (co-ed. Shand, R.) Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film. Edinburgh; Edinburgh University Press.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Ian Craven.

CUEVAS ALVAREZ Efren
Associate Professor at the Department of Film and TV in Universidad de Navarra (Spain). Has edited La Casa Abierta: El cine doméstico y sus reciclajes contemporáneos [The Open House: Home Movies and Their Contemporary Recycling]. Madrid: Ocho y medio, 2010 (partially available in English in www.efrencuevas.com).
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Efren Cuevas.

CZACH Elizabeth
Currently working on an aesthetic history of the home movie. Also involved in organising the Edmonton’s home movie day, an annual celebration of home movie making and amateur filmmaking. http://www.edmontonhomemovieday.com 
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Elizabeth Czach.

ISHIZUKA Karen
Karen L. Ishizuka is an independent writer and documentary producer who has produced numerous award-winning films, and has co-edited with Patricia R. Zimmermann the first international anthology to explore the historical significance of amateur film,  Mining the Home Movie. Excavations in Histories and Memories (University of California Press, 2007). Click here for selected publications and presentations by Karen L. Ishizuka

KAHN Alison
Lecturer in Film Production, Oxford Brookes University, and CEO and Academic Director of The Oxford Academy of Documentary Film. Kahn has recently produced and directed a film about pioneer women amateur filmmakers of the twentieth century, Captured by Women.

LURY Karen
Professor, Theatre Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow, working on a major AHRC funded project ‘Children and Amateur Media in Scotland’  in collaboration with Dr Ryan Shand and the Scottish Screen Archive. Project Publications.
Forthcoming publication (in press, 2012), ‘The fragile magic of the home: Amateur domestic comedies and the intimate geography of childhood’. In: Craven, I. and Shand, R. (eds.) Small Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film. Edinburgh University Press.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Karen Lury.

MOTRESCU-MAYES Annamaria
Research Associate and Affiliated Lecturer, University of Cambridge, Motrescu currently integrates amateur cinema studies in her research and teaching of visual culture and modern South Asian history (http://karachi.s-asian.cam.ac.uk/visual.html) and has specialised in the study of colonial amateur films (http://hayfestival.dilmot.com/annamaria-motrescu-17-11-2011/) and their relevance to imperial history (http://news.admin.cam.ac.uk/news/2011/02/14/imagesofempireheadfortheclassroom/).
Forthcoming publication, 2013, ’Uncensored imperial politics in British home movies from 1920s-1950s’. In G. Young, L. Rascaroli, B. Monaha (eds.) Saving Private Reels. London, New York: Continuum Press. Click here for selected publications and presentations by Annamaria Motrescu.

NORRIS-NICHOLSON Heather
Associate Research Fellow (Dec.2011), Centre for Visual and Oral History Research, University of Huddersfield. Norris Nicholson has published extensively on amateur film culture and home movies and is currently involved in cross-disciplinary projects exploring  amateur and archival film interpretation, personal narratives, visual memories, oral histories and community outreach.
Forthcoming publication (in press, 2012). Amateur Film: Meaning and Practice, 1927 -1977. Manchester University Press.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Heather Norris Nicholson.

ODIN Roger
Professor, Université de Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle. Odin has lead two major research project on amateur cinema studies: Le Cinéma en amateur (Communications, no 68, Seuil, 1999) and Le Film de famille (Méridiens-Klincksieck, 1995). Also, at the Saving Private Reels: On the Presentation, Appropriation and Recontexualization of the Amateur Moving Image Conference in Cork, Ireland, on 17 September 2010, Odin delivered the invited keynote address, entitled  ‘Home Movie and the Notion of “Space of Communication”’.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Roger Odin.

ROEPKE Martina
Martina Roepke is a freelance scholar and writer. Roepke published Privat-Vorstellung. Heimkino in Deutschland vor 1945. Olms, 2006. As member of the Davideon project, carried out by the Unversity of Amsterdam and the Dutch Institute of Sound and Vision, she developed teaching strategies and environments for the online use of archival footage in higher education.
Forthcoming publication, (2012, in press), ‘Familyfilms as collaborative story-telling, In Ian Craven and Ryan Shand (eds.) Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film. Edinburgh; Edinburgh University Press.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Martina Roepke.

SHAND Ryan
Research Assistant, Theatre Film and Television Studies, University of Glasgow. Working on a major AHRC project, entitled Children and Amateur Media in Scotland, in collaboration with Prof. Karen Lury and the Scottish Screen Archive.
Forthcoming publication, co-ed. with Ian Craven, (2012, in press).  Small-Gauge Storytelling: Discovering the Amateur Fiction Film. Edinburgh; Edinburgh University Press.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Ryan Shand.

SHELDON Karan
Co-founder of Northeast Historic Film. Actively involved in the identification, preservation and promotion of amateur films about northern New England (Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts) and has contributed to amateur cinema studies with research on Home Movies and From Stump to Ship, Forgotten Film to the Formation of a Film Archives.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Karan Sheldon.

SIMONI Paolo
Director of Association Home Movies, Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia, Bologna, the first Italian archive concerned with the collection, preservation, research and promotion of Italian amateur films and home movies.Read here Presentazione Home Movies. In 2012, the Association Home Movies, Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia celebrates its 10th year anniversary.
Simoni presented a paper on ‘Expanded Archives: How to Exhibit Amateur Film Collections—The Experience of Associazione Home Movies, Archivio Nazionale del Film di Famiglia (Italy)’ at Saving Private Reels Presentation, Appropriation and Re-contextualisation of the Amateur Moving Image Conference, Cork, Ireland, 17-19 September.
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Paolo Simoni.

TEPPERMAN Charles, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Communication and Culture, University of Calgary. Tepperman’s research on the Amateur Cinema League received the 2008 Society for Cinema and Media Studies Dissertation Award, and his book about the history of amateur cinema is forthcoming from the University of California Press.

YOUNG Gwenda
Lecturer In Film Studies,University College Cork. Working with Dr Barry Monahan and Dott. Laura Rascaroli on the IRCHSS funded project ‘Capturing the Nation: Irish Home Movies, 1930-70’ and collaborating with the Irish Film Institute archive in Dublin. Young, Monahan and Rascaroli have organised in 2010 a major international conference on the Presentation, Appropriation and Re-contextualisation of the Amateur Moving Image, entitled Saving Private Reels. Also, they are currently preparing an edited volume which will include several papers presented at this conference (Saving Private Reels. London, New York: Continuum Press, forthcoming 2013).

ZIMMERMANN Patricia
Zimmermann is professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College.  At the Saving Private Reels: On the Presentation, Appropriation and Recontexualization of the Amateur Moving Image Conference in Cork, Ireland, on 18 September 2010,  Zimmermann delivered the invited keynote address, entitled ‘The Home Movie Archive Live’. In her lecture, Zimmermann analysed and theorized the intersections between archives, digitality, performance, live music, and critical historiography.
Also, Zimmenann has published two major books on amateur film studies: Reel Families: A Social History of Amateur Film (Indiana, 1995), and Mining the Home Movie: Excavations in Histories and Memories (co-ed with Karen Ishizuka, California, 2008).
http://www.ithaca.edu/fleff10/blogs/open_spaces/
Click here for selected publications and presentations by Patricia Zimmermann.

On going Ph.D. research

Francis Dyson: Ph.D. research based on the case study of ‘Ace Movies and the emergence of the first generation of cine-clubs in London’University of East Anglia.

Graeme Spurr: ‘Post-Film/Amateur Video: The Diffusion of New Media in UK Cine Clubs’, University of Glasgow. See Abstract

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