CFP: NEW MEDIA HISTORIES

New Media Histories conference responds to the growing need for historical reflection on new media in the global context. The aim is to provide a platform of communication for researchers and practitioners from all over the world and to confront their methods and achievements. The conference is addressed to media researchers, communication scientists, historians, archivists, sociologists, anthropologists, political scientists, and researchers representing related areas.

Keynote speakers:

* Miroslaw Filiciak (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland),
* Graeme Kirkpatrick (University of Manchester, UK),
* Melanie Swalwell (Flinders Univeristy, Australia).

We invite abstracts on any of the suggested topics (the list is not inclusive):

* histories of new media practices and technologies
* histories of new media studies
* relation of new media histories to the history of new media art
*  new media as a tool in the humanities and social sciences
* new media preservation
* histories of new media local creative industries
* new media and civil society in the 20th century
* economics of new media in the 20th century
* relation of new media to underground and shadow economies
* diffusion of innovation in new media

The languages of the conference will be English and Polish. Please submit your proposal (500 words and a short biography) before – extended until 22 June 2014 – to nmhistories@uni.lodz.pl. Notifications of acceptance will be sent before 20 June 2014. We expect 20 minute presentations with additional time for discussion. Selected papers will be published in a post-conference publication.

WORKSHOP – archival documentary film-making

WORKSHOP:  main aspects of archival documentary film-making

PDF: call_workshop

Dates: June 15-20, 2014
Location: Kurshumli An & the Cinematheque of Macedonia, Skopje

Workshop tutors will be director Mila Turajlic from Serbia and producer Noemi Schory from Israel.

The application deadline is June 1st!

Great reason to join us at MakeDox from 14th to 20th of June 🙂

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Драги пријатели,

Во прилог е повикот за нашата шестдневна работилница закреативна употреба на архивски материјали во документарното филмско творештво.

Датуми: 15-20 јуни 2014
Место: Куршумли Ан и Кинотека на Македонија, Скопје

Ментори на работилницата ќе бидат режисерката Мила Турајлиќ од Србија и режисерката и продуцентката Ноеми Скори од Израел.

Рокот за пријавување е 1ви јуни!

Одлична причина да ни се придружите на МакеДокс од 14 до 20 јуни 🙂

CFP: Archaeologies of Media and Film, 3-5 September 2014

 

Archaeologies of Media and Film

Confirmed Keynotes: Thomas Elsaesser (Amsterdam), Jussi Parikka (Southampton), Peter Buse (Kingston)

3-5 September 2014, Bradford

An international conference on media archaeology organised by the University of Bradford and the National Media Museum in association with the Royal Television Society and Bradford City of Film.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, archivists, curators and artists working in the field that has become known as “media archaeology”: an approach that examines or reconsiders historical media in order to illuminate, disrupt and challenge our understanding of the present and future.

We are particularly interested in what media museums and their archives can contribute to media archaeology.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

–    theories of media archaeology
–    media museums and media archives
–    new film history and its impact on film studies
–    radiophonics
–    remediation
–    photography and the archive
–    archaeologies of recorded sound
–    vintage computing
–    software studies
–    archaeology of computer and video games
–    media ecology
–    German media theory
–    media art and archaeology
–    variantology

The conference invites proposals for individual papers or panels; individual papers should be twenty minutes in length. Proposals of 300 – 500 words should be submitted on the conference website.

The deadline for proposals is 6 June 2014.

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