Screening New England: 100 Years of Regional Moving Image History
17th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium
Thursday, July 21 – Saturday, July 23, 2016
CFP: April 19, 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. In commemoration of the Alamo Theatre’s 100 years of cinematic exhibition and Northeast Historic Film’s 30th year as a regional moving image archive, we invite archivists, scholars and technical specialists to explore all aspects of the moving image history of New England. 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.
Northeast Historic Film archives hold film and video, including local television news, amateur film, industrials, home movies, and many other genres, as well as paper documentation and ephemera, including postcards, lobby cards, camera and projector manuals. The catalog may be searched by genre, place, subject, decade, and other search terms at http://oldfilm.org/collection/index.php
Please send a 250-500 word abstract outlining your paper idea and a brief cv via e-mail to:firstname.lastname@example.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 April 19, 2016 and will finalize the program by May 10, 2016.