16th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium: Moving Images of War and Peace
Organizing comittee e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizers: University of Arizona, University of Maryland
Wunderkino (“wonder-cinema”) are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the multiple uses and understandings of amateur and non-commercial films.
The organizers of the 2015 Northeast Historic Film (NHF) Summer Symposium invite proposals featuring studies of amateur, educational, industrial, and non-theatrical films that examine war and peace. Training and battlefield films, footage from ordnance and gun cameras, medical films, coming home reportage, peace movement films—from the beginning of moving image technology through the present, citizen-soldier-filmmakers and homefront amateurs have recorded alternate, complementary, and personal images of war and peace.
This year’s theme seeks to engage the widest range of approaches that scholars, artists, filmmakers, and archivists bring to the study and use of amateur and non-theatrical film. We encourage (and expect) participants to incorporate examples of interesting moving images as part of their presentations. NHF houses a 125-seat cinema with 35mm, 16mm, videotape, DVD, and wifi projection.
The NHF Summer Symposium is a multi-disciplinary gathering devoted to the history, theory, and preservation of amateur and nontheatrical moving images. For over a decade and a half, the Symposium has been bringing together archivists, scholars, and artists in an intimate setting for three days of viewing and discussing lesser-known, amateur, and found films. NHF is located in Bucksport, a town of 5,000 on the coast of Maine (for more info on NHF, please visit: http://www.oldfilm.org). Presenters typically have 30-45 minutes in which to deliver their paper and engage in discussion with their colleagues. The symposium is open to archivists, artists and scholars from all disciplines. Please be advised that NHF is a non-profit organization. Unfortunately, we do not have resources to fund travel and lodging for conference presenters and participants. All presenters and participants must register for the symposium.
Conference Web-Site: http://www.oldfilm.org/