Hidden Archives: Marginalised and Alternative Collections and Practices One-Day Symposium

The International Association for Media and History


The Department of Film & Screen Media, University College Cork

and the Irish Film Institute, Dublin

Invite you to the one-day symposium

Hidden Archives: Marginalised and Alternative Collections and Practices

Tuesday 30th January 2024, 10am – 3.45pm at The Irish Film Institute, Dublin

A symposium hosted by the Department of Film and Screen Media, University College Cork and the International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST) at the Irish Film Institute, Dublin.

The symposium will explore material and collections that have been hidden or marginalized from the traditional archival canon, with a focus on underrepresented and countercultural groups, histories and practices.

Programme PDF:

Programme: IAMHIST Hidden Archives symposium January 2024

10am – Tea/coffee and registration

10.15am – Introduction, Leen Engelen, President of IAMHIST and Tobias Hochscherf, Vice President of IAMHIST

10.30am – Widening the lens- Female Filmmakers at the IFI Irish Film Archive and the Women in Focus Project. Kasandra O’Connell, Head of the IFI Irish Film Archive and Sarah Arnold, NUI Maynooth

11.15am How do emerging archives challenge and enrich established Northern Ireland narratives? Bronagh McAtasney, Access and Outreach Officer, Northern Ireland Screen; Stephen Newe, Cataloguer, Northern Ireland Screen.

12noon Keynote address: From Cold Storage to Copyright Chill: Working with Film and Television Archives in Canada, Andrew Burke, Professor of English, University of Winnepeg,

1pm Lunch

1.45pm CONGO VR: New Voices & New Narratives on Colonial Propaganda and Archives Leen Engelen, Professor of Media History, LUCA School of Arts / KU Leuven; and Linda King, Professor of Design and Visual Culture, Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design + Technology.

2.15pm The early Tomb Raider franchise: Videogames, preservation, ethics and the archive, Llewella Chapman, Visiting Scholar, University of East Anglia

2.45pm – Roundtable Discussion: What are the main challenges of archiving and accessing alternative collections? Chair: Ciara Chambers (Head of Film & Screen Media, University College Cork), Paul Lesch, Commissaire aux collections Edward Steichen’ at the Luxembourgish Ministry of culture, Sue Malden, former Head of BBC Broadcast Archives and Colm McAuliffe, Kingston University/Make Film History

3.30pm Closing remarks, Tobias Hochscherf, Vice President of IAMHIST


There is no charge for attendance, registration is advised.

Please register here: https://forms.gle/HDVz9yUzKeCjyUX56

New Event: Experimenta Symposium: Artists’ Film in Asia

A wide-ranging discussion on the past, present and future of artists’ film in Asia with curators and artists active in the region. The symposium will include screenings of contemporary work.
Thursday 5 October 2017, 14:00 – 17:00
Blue Room, BFI Southbank, London Film Festival.
Chaired by May Adadol Ingawanij (University of Westminster) with Hung Tran Duy, writer, curator and producer (Galerie Quynh Contemporary Art, Ho Chi Minh City; Onion Cellar Project), Manshur Zikri, curator and researcher (Arkipel Documentary and Experimental Film Festival, Jakarta), and Shai Heredia (artist and director of Experimenta India).
Tickets £5
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New Event: University of Westminster’s BBC Local Radio 50th Anniversary Symposium

University of Westminster’s BBC Local Radio 50th Anniversary Symposium, Sat 18 November 2017

The Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, with support from the Radio Studies Network/MeCCSA, are pleased announce the line-up for our one-day symposium to mark the 50th Anniversary of the launch of BBC Local Radio.

The symposium comprises panel discussions and papers, taking a critical look at local radio broadcasting, drawing on comparative perspectives from across the entire local radio sector:

Local Radio & Community: Liam McCarthy; Jo Coleman; Donald Mack; Ashley Jones
Local Radio & Innovation: Deborah Wilson-David; Charles Runcie; Phil Ramsey; Helen Gubbins
Local Radio & ILR: Emma Wray; Tony Stoller; Richard Rudin
Local Radio & News: Aleksander Kocic; Jim Latham
Local Radio & Archives: Paul Wilson (curator Radio, British Library); Jane Wood (Revealing Voices)
Panel Discussion, chaired by Trevor Dann, discussing Local Radio and its legacy with author and former Head of Local Radio Training Robert McLeish and former Managing Editor of BBC Three Counties Radio Mark Norman.

The event will be taking place on Saturday 18 November 2017, from 09:30 until 16:30, at 309 Regent Street, London, W1B 2HW.

Tickets are available from:

We’re looking forward to a day of insightful talks and fruitful discussions. Hope you can join us.


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