Proposals are invited for a two-day symposium at Edge Hill University on 8th-9th November 2017
The 1917 ‘October’ Revolution in Russia precipitated a wave of revolutions. Disillusionment with prevailing political, social and artistic structures in the aftermath of the First World War and the wake of these Revolutions led to a redefinition of musical, artistic and moving image forms in service to new utopian ideals sweeping throughout Europe. This was manifest in the compositional and theosophical experiments of composers such as Alexander Scriabin and the political underpinnings of art movements such as Constructivism . Cinema, arguably still in its infancy, was to become one of the preeminent tools of propaganda in service to the utopian ideals of the newly established Soviet state, with filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein and Dziga Vertov creating radically inventive films. The legacy of these revolutions and their intimate connection to music, art and film can still be felt to today.
To mark the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, Edge Hill University would like to invite a call for papers on any aspect of film and music that interrogates the relationship between film, music and the Russian Revolution and the legacy that it engendered.
Areas of interest might include by are not limited to:
- Film Music and Revolution
- Film and Revolution
- Animation and Revolution
- Interdisciplinary practice and Revolution
- Music/film and technical revolution
- Film/music as propaganda
- Film/music as resistance
- Early Film and revolution
- Constructivist Music and Revolution
- The spiritual and revolution
- Transcendence and film/music
Edge Hill University will welcome Edward Artemiev, Russian pioneer of electronic music and longtime collaborator of filmmaker Andrew Tarkovsky, and internationally acclaimed Russian composer Yuri Kasparov for a roundtable discussion.
There will also be a series of film screenings and a concert of contemporary Russian music featuring chamber works by Yuri Kasparov and electronic works by Edward Artemiev, in addition to compositions by Russian composers of the last 100 years such as Sofia Gubaidulina, Galina Ustvolskaya and Edison Denisov.
Speakers are invited to submit a 250 word abstract for a twenty-minute conference paper and short biography to both Dr. Aimee Mollaghan (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Prof. Steve Davismoon (Davismos@edgehill.ac.uk)
The deadline for proposals is 6th October 2017. The performances, screenings and symposium are all free to attend but will be ticketed.
The International Association for Media and History and National World War II Museum, New Orleans
IAMHIST Master Class on Media and History
One day symposium: “Winning Peace: Reconstruction and Democratization after WWII
Thursday, 11 January 2018
Friday, 12 January 2018
Location: National World War II Museum (New Orleans, LS)
CALL FOR CANDIDATES
Are you a graduate or doctoral student, post-doc, or young professional currently working on a project in which you engage issues concerning historical film, radio or television or issues in media history? Are you interested in presenting your project to a small group of experts and peers? Then this master-class of the International Association for Media and History may be just what you are looking for. The master class deliberately has a broad scope, including any research in the field of media and history. But as this is a pre-conference event for a one-day symposium on “Winning Peace: Reconstruction and Democratization after WWII 12 January 2018, proposals in this field are especially welcomed.
Participants are expected to give a short introduction to their project and to prepare some central questions for discussion. Senior members of IAMHIST will engage with your project and discuss sources and strategies for developing it further. Maximum 10 proposals will be accepted.
The day is designed to be a small-scale networking event for emerging scholars and media professionals and an opportunity to engage with leaders in the field in a less formal setting than an academic conference. There is no charge for attendance and lunch and an evening cocktail are included. Participants are expected to attend both the master class and the one-day conference.
To apply for this event, send a 300 word proposal of your project and one paragraph bio to IAMHIST board member Leen Engelen (leen. engelen @ kuleuven.be). Deadline is 15 October 2017.
IAMHIST has a small number of stipends available to contribute towards the cost of attending for those accepted to deliver papers at the IAMHIST Masterclass without institutional support. Please contact Leen Engelen for further details.
To find out more about the International Association for Media and History or to become a member, visit the website at www.iamhist.org or join us on Facebook.