Regimes of Temporality – International conference at the University of Oslo, June 5-7, 2013.

Investigating the Plurality and Order of Times Across Histories, Cultures, Technologies, Materialities and Media

Humans live and work in different times. The standardized global clock time, both homogenous and linear, is only one of them. Our lives unfold through a variety of time frames: cyclical or linear, repetitive or cumulative, slow or fast, measured or experienced, short or long. During the last years a series of new times have emerged due to globalization, technological innovation and climate change, e. g. the instantaneity of digital communication, the many time scales of CO2 emissions and temperature rise and the collapse of the idea of unilinear global progress.

The goal of this conference, hosted by the interdisciplinary research program KULTRANS at the University of Oslo, is to open a dialogue between disciplines and fields, such as history, anthropology, media studies, sociology, STS, biology, geology, philosophy, literature and others on the emergences, conflicts, and hierarchies of different times in past, present and future.

 

CFP: Childhood & The Media, 25th IAMHIST Conference

XXVth IAMHIST CONFERENCE, CHILDHOOD AND THE MEDIA, UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER (UK), 17-20 JULY 2013

Papers are invited for the biennial IAMHIST (International Association of Media and History) Congress, to be held at the University of Leicester, UK, on the theme of ‘Childhood and the Media’. Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

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Living British Cinema: The Film Finances Archive Public Viewing, 12 October, 2012

LIVING BRITISH CINEMA INVITES YOU TO EXPLORE

THE FILM FINANCES ARCHIVE

Friday, 12 October 2012

2:00 – 5:00 PM

For more than sixty years the completion bond company Film Finances has been a vital presence in the British film industry, guaranteeing many of the most important titles in cinema history including The African Queen, Zulu, The Servant, and Don’t Look Now.  The company now intends to offer a public viewing of select documents from its archive relating to films from the period 1950 to 1980.

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