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April 2017:

Who Owns History? Notes on Cultural Appropriation, Authenticity and the Historical Film, Mattias Frey

I Read It For The Articles: James Bond and Playboy Magazine, Claire Hines

Swingeing London 67 – Fifty Years On And Still ‘We Love You’, Justin Smith

May 2017:

Of Presidents and Impersonators, Nicholas J. Cull

Meet the Trumps: From Immigrant to President, Office Cat

What Is Archiveology?, Catherine Russell

Meeting Muffin & Friends – An afternoon with Will McNally, Gabrielle Smith

Publish or be Damned…, James Chapman (IAMHIST Advice Blog)

June 2017:

The Hollywood Glamour Photograph, Ellen Wright

The Big CON? How Theresa and ‘Her Team’ failed to mobilise the media of the age, Llewella Chapman

Utilitarian Filmmaking, Deane Williams

Letters from Baghdad, Office Cat

To Review or Not To Review…?, Ciara Chambers (IAMHIST Advice Blog)

July 2017:

Film Finances: Making Hollywood Happen, Charles Drazin

Pedagogies of Re-Enactment: Bystanding and the Media of Re-Experiencing Violence, Carrie Rentschler

Performing Historical Data, Lydia Nicholson

Queen Victoria on Screen, Jeffrey Richards

August 2017:

The Boundaries of Genre: History, Impedance and Flow, Sue Harper

IAMHIST Challenge Event – ‘Extras, Bit-Players, and Historical Consultants in Media History’, Anna Luise Kiss

How to get Published in an Academic Journal, Emma Grylls (IAMHIST Advice Blog)

Not The British New Wave: 5 ‘Kitchen Sink’ Dramas The Critics Never Talk About, Laura Mayne

‘I am sick of films’ – James Mason on the British Film Industry of the 1940s, Adrian Garvey

‘Mr Bond, the Doctor will see you now…’ Applying for Academic Posts in Film and Media, James Chapman

September 2017

Tracing German Post-War Newsreels in Archives, Sigrun Lehnert

Trouble at Sea: The Perilous Journey of The Voyage of Charles Darwin (1978), Mark Fryers

Cinema City: A Medieval Movie House, Anna Blagrove

A Day at the Archives… The German National Archive (Bundesarchiv) in Berlin, Tobias Hochscherf and Roel Vande Winkel (IAMHIST Blog ‘A Day at the Archives…’ series)

October 2017

‘I want to tell the world!’ The Soho Fair, Belinda Lee and Miracle in Soho (Julian Amyes, 1957), Jingan Young

Zarah Leander and the Dream of a (Nazi) European Cinema, Benjamin G. Martin

Happy Halloween: Monsters, Final Girls and Gay Fans, Adam Bingham-Scales

November 2017

‘A Day at the Archives…’ The National Archives at Kew (UK), Llewella Chapman

‘Does it have Hitler in the title?’: Broadcasting History on Television, Michael Cove

Researching World War I on Film, Ron van Dopperen

December 2017

‘A Day at the Archives…’ The Stanley Kubrick Archives, University of Arts London (UAL), James Fenwick

The City Archive: Expect the Unexpected, Leen Engelen

Christmas on the Radio, Chris Deacy

January 2018

‘A Day, well two Days at the Archives…’ Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Toronto Public Library, Katharina Niemeyer and Chloé Tremblay-Goyette

Love and Revenge in The Eagle (1925), Agata Frymus

Trans, Inter, Hybrid, or Entangled? – The Multifold Concepts of Interlaced Media and History, Sigrun Lehnert

April 2018

Lois Weber’s Shoes (1916), Shelley Stamp

‘A Day at the Archives…’ Warner Bros. Archive, Jennifer Voss

‘A Day at the Archives…’ The Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Los Angeles, James Chapman

May 2018

Korea, The Cold War and the end of American Journalism’s ‘Golden Age’, Oliver Elliott

Beyond the ‘1945 Divide’: Reassembling Radio Histories in Wrocław, formerly Breslau, Carolyn Birdsall and Joanna Walewska

Researching the History of Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast, Sam Manning

Did Britain Really Invent Film Sound?, Geoff Brown

June 2018

Dwight D. Eisenhower’s Television Crusade, Andrew Salvati

‘A Day at the Archives…’: Life Writing in the Swedish Film Institute Archive, Emil Stjernholm

How to Prepare for your Viva: 8 Useful Tips, Agata Frymus

July 2018

Cinemas and Soldiers, 1914-1918: Reflections upon my doctoral research during the final year of centenary commemorations for the First World War, Chris Grosvenor

September 2018

Three archives in two weeks: Where is digitisation?, Sigrun Lehnert

October 2018

American movie-maker Harold Shaw as an agent of British influence, 1916-1920, Neil Parsons

A Day at the Archives… Centre National de l’Audiovisuel (CNA), Alessandra Luciano

A Day at the Archives… The Kirk Douglas papers, Wisconsin Historical Society, James Fenwick

They Shall Not Grow Old (Peter Jackson, 2018), and the elephant in the room, Lawrence Napper

November 2018

The Office Cat swipes its final paw(s)…, The Office Cat and Jerry Kuehl

A Day at the Archives… The Howard Gotleib Archival Research Center, Boston University, Anthony T. McKenna

Why the British elites were determined to suppress ‘pirate’ radio, Richard Rudin

A Day at the Archives… The IFI Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Ciara Chambers

December 2018

‘Our Day Out’ – Memories from the Keith Medley Archive, Ian Bradley and Sue Potts

‘I don’t suppose you’ve read my monograph on cigars and cigar ash?’ A rough guide to academic publishing for early career researchers in film and media studies, James Chapman

February 2019

A Day at the Archives… Film & Diplomacy in Rome’s state archives (Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Central State Archives), Carla Mereu Keating

Technology in the Archives: Some principles, Nash Sibanda

March 2019

Hands on TV history, John Ellis

A cockney coster and his asinine companion, Christina Hink

April 2019

A Day at the Archives… William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, Erin Wiegand

 

CFP: Popular Music Fandom and the Public Sphere: A One Day Symposium

University of Chester,
Friday, 10th April 2015

Keynote speaker: Dr Cornel Sandvoss, University of Surrey

In the mainstream media, postwar popular music fandom has traditionally been associated with collective displays of emotion. Yet fandom is actually about a range of things: shared tastes and personal convictions, individual subjectivity and wider community. Fandom does not exist entirely in private nor entirely in public, but is characterized a process of continual mediation between the two. Jürgen Habermas’s concept of the public sphere suggests that shared spaces of discussion have political consequences, making the crossing of the private/public boundary a political act. It is possible for fans to have relatively public experiences in private and private experiences in public. What new forms of public sphere does popular music fandom create? Edward Comentale suggested that Elvis Presley created a “public sphere within the public sphere.” Furthermore, both ‘the public’ and ‘the private’ are transforming in a networked society and neoliberal era. As communities of imagination, fan bases are providing new models for public activism based on shared values. Fandom can therefore help to indicate where conceptions of the private and public might require some reformulation. We invite papers associated with this subject on specific topics such as the following:

•    Closet popular music fandom
•    Fandom and intimacy
•    Music fan diaries and confessionals
•    Voyeurism and fandom
•    Fan mail and its representation
•    ‘Masses’ and ‘manias’ – collective fandom in the mass broadcast era
•    Fan communities as their own public spheres
•    Fandom, festivals and spectacles
•    Collecting, exhibiting and curating and music fandom
•    Genre fandom and the public sphere
•    Fan philanthropy and activism
•    Fan productivity as social commentary
•    ‘Drive by’ media, news and documentary portrayals
•    Interaction on social media
•    Fandom, affect and the public display of emotion
•    The public/private boundary and historical fan studies
•    Abject heroes and music fan shame

Papers will be 20 minutes in length with 10 minutes for questions. Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words and a bio of no more than 50 words to: m.duffett@chester.ac.uk before Wednesday, 19th November, 2014.

Organized by:

Dr Mark Duffett, University of Chester
and Dr Koos Zwaan, InHolland University of Applied Sciences.

This event is free to staff and students from any university – please visit the following link for tickets.

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