Northeast Historic Film Symposium

May
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Submitted by beminner

Screening New England: 17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium

Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
CFP: May 15, 2016

The rich amateur and non-theatrical moving image history of New England will be the focus of the 2016 Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium. Proposals that utilize the NHF collections are particularly welcome, and we also welcome discussions of work “from away” that characterizes New England in the popular imagination.

The NHF Summer Symposium is a congenial multi-disciplinary gathering devoted to the history, theory, and preservation of amateur and nontheatrical moving images. Presenters typically have 30-45 minutes in which to deliver their papers and engage in discussion. We do not run concurrent sessions, and participants are expected to attend all presentations and engage with colleagues in discussion of work presented over the two and a half days of the symposium.

Please send a 250-500 word abstract outlining your paper idea and a brief cv via e-mail to: symposium@oldfilm.org. The Summer Symposium Program Committee are: Jennifer Jenkins, University of Arizona; Audrey Amidon, National Archives and Records Administration; Dino Everett, University of Southern California; Heidi Holmstrom, National Archives and Records Administration; Steve Norman, Belfast Public Library, and Devin Orgeron, North Carolina State University. We are happy to discuss your presentation ideas with you in advance of a formal submission. The Symposium Program Committee will begin reviewing proposals on May 15, 2016 and will finalize the program in June.