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2014 Summer Symposium

15th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium Wunderkino 4 Visions of House and Home Thursday, July 24 through Saturday, July 26, 2014                     VIEW THE COMPLETE PROGRAM HERE Wunderkino (“wonder-cinema”) are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and

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2013 Symposium

14th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium Wunderkino 3 Visions of Travel and Mobility Thursday, July 25 through Saturday, July 27, 2013 (“Arizona Airstream” courtesy of Mark Neumann) VIEW THE COMPLETE PROGRAM HERE Wunderkino (“wonder-cinema”) are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity and the

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2012 Symposium

13th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium Wunderkino 2:  On the Varieties of Cinematic Experience “National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC” courtesy of Mark Neumann Thursday, July 26 – Saturday, July 28, 2012 Wunderkino (“wonder-cinema”) are moving images that ignite our curiosity and engagement, and help us to rethink questions of creativity, complexity, rarity

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2011 Symposium

12th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium Das Wunderkino A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities Thursday, July 28, 2011 through Saturday, July 30, 2011 Die Wunderkammer (German for “the wonder-room” or “the miracle chamber”) was merely one incarnation of the phenomenon of the “cabinet of curiosities” that first appeared in Europe in the 16th century. The cabinet

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2010 Symposium

Filmic Representations of Indigenous Peoples Eleventh Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium Thursday, July 22 – Saturday, July 24, 2010 Western History/Genealogy Dept., Denver Public LibraryScholars, particularly during the last two decades, have sought to understand cultural representations of Indigenous peoples. In Dressing in Feathers: The Construction of the Indian in American Culture, anthropologist Elizabeth Bird explains

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2009 Symposium

Ways Of Watching 10th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium   July 24-25, 2009 The 2009 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium focused on an investigation of how, where and why we watch amateur and noncommercial films in both the past and the present. The NHF Summer Symposium is a multi-disciplinary gathering devoted to the history, theory, and

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2008 Symposium

City & Country July 25-26, 2008 Images and archetypes of the city and the country as seemingly distinct locations and ways of life have remained a potent force in the cultural imagination since the mid 19th century. Even though the transformations of industrial culture and mobility have changed rural and urban landscapes and lifestyles, the

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2007 Symposium

Time Out: Images of Play and Leisure July 20-21, 2007 Recognizing that play and recreation are integral facets of modern life, the theme of the Eighth Annual Summer Film Symposium is Time Out: Images of Play and Leisure. Since the late 19th century Maine has been known as a tourist destination for the original “rusticators,”

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2006 Symposium

The Working Life Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22, 2006 A symposium dedicated to the topic of work and amateur film, open to anyone interested in the relationship between the moving image and representations of work. Cast and Crew as Family, Family as Cast and Crew: Henry Koster’s Home Movies presented by Melissa Dollman,

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