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Conference program (final)

Conference: “Changing Platforms of Memory Practices, 10-12 September 2015, Groningen the Netherlands







We like to announce our final program for the conference and the exciting pre-conference event here. If you like to join our conference, please follow the following link and choose between the different options available.

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For a PDF-version of the conference program: Conference program (pdf)
Abstracts of the contributions can be found here: Conference abstracts (pdf)

THURSDAY September 10

18:00-20:00 — Van Swinderen Huys

Keynote: Roger Odin, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III

“Amateur Technologies of Memory: Dispositifs and Spaces of Communication”

FRIDAY September 11

09:30-17:00 — Van Swinderen Huys

9.30   Coffee and registration

10.00 – 10.05   Welcome to conference: prof. dr. Liesbeth Korthals Altes, director of the Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture

10.05 – 11.00   New Perspectives in Studying “Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices”: Dispositif, User Generations and Technologies of Memory”. Project team: Andreas Fickers, Jo Wachelder, Susan Aasman, Tom Slootweg, Tim van der Heijden

11.00 – 11.15   Coffee break

11.15 – 12.15   Panel 1: Out of Context? Curating Home Movies on Different Platforms

Chair: prof. dr. Mineke Bosch, University of Groningen

  • Edwin Carels, “Homeless Movies”, University College Ghent, Belgium
  • Harry Romijn and René Duursma, “Format GAVA”, Groningen Audio-Visual Archive, the Netherlands
  • Simona Monizza, Bernhard André and Onno Petersen “Home Sweet Home Movies”, Home Movie Day Amsterdam, the Netherlands

12.15 – 13.15   Lunch

13.15 – 14.15   Panel 2: Media Technologies and the Politics of Memory

Chair: prof. dr. Hubertus Büschel, University of Groningen

  • Annemaria Motrescu-Mayes, “Soldiers, Amateur Media and the Unbearable Intimacy of War Memories”, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Rik Smit, “Tagging, Titling, Describing, Liking, Commenting, Sharing, or, the Sociotechnical Practices of the ‘New Memory Ecology’”, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Christine Lohmeier, “Mediated Memory Work: Conceptual Grounding and Empirical Analysis of Media-Related Remembering Practices”, LMU Munich/University of Bremen, Germany

14.15 – 15.15   Panel 3: Amateur Media Practices/Family

Chair : prof. dr. Roger Odin, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III

  • Melinda Blos-Jáni, “Children. Moving Image: The History of the Complicity Between Children and Recording Processes in Home Movies”, Sapientia – Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania
  • Tom Slootweg, “Re-Shaping the Home Mode Dispositif: Using Home Video Away From Home”, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

15.15 – 15.30   Tea break

15.30 – 16.30   Panel 4: Amateur Media Dispositif: Making and Screening Home Movies

Chair: dr. Nick Hall, Royal Hollaway University of London

  • Diego Cavallotti, “Le Dispositif Introuvable: Amateur Analog Video Making as Everyday Audiovisual Production”, University of Udine, Italy
  • Tim van der Heijden, “Hybrid Amateur Media Dispositifs: Historicizing Periods of Transition in Home Movie Practices”, Maastricht University, the Netherlands
  • Michael Geuenich & Sebastian Thalheim, “Stored Memories: Practices of Watching and Sharing Small-Gauge Home Movies”, University of Muenster, Germany.

16.30 – 17.00   Display of Digital Home Movie Projects/Websites

FRIDAY September 11

18:00-22:00 — Schimmelpenninck Huys

Performance “Margarete” by Janek Turkowski and conference dinner

SATURDAY September 12

10:15-11:15 — Van Swinderen Huys

Keynote: Megan Sapnar Ankerson, University of Michigan

“My Personal Web History: Using the WayBack Machine as a Technology of Memory”

11.15 – 11.30   Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30   Panel 5: Challenging Platforms: Between Remembering and Forgetting

Chair: prof. dr. Annie van den Oever, University of Groningen

  • Catherine Summerhayes, “Google Earth: A Site for Remembering and Erasure”, Australian National University, Australia
  • Richard Vickers, “Remembering the Future: The Vernacular, Technology and Memory”, University of Lincoln, United Kingdom
  • Niels Kerssens, “Engines Retrieve, Humans Seek: Remembering the History of Online Search Practices”, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch

13.30 – 14.45   Panel 6: Video and Moments of Technostalgia

Chair: dr. Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, University of Cambridge

  • Michał Pabiś-Orzeszyna, “Video-Capitalism Revisited: The Experience of VHS Collective Screenings in Contemporary Poland”, University of Lodz, Poland
  • Mirosłav Filiciak, “Medium as the Local Memory: Pirated VHS Tapes and Remembering the People’s Republic of Poland in P2P Networks Era”, University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland
  • Ari Purnama, “Video Compact Disc (VCD) as Digital Film Archive and Educational Tool in Post-New Order Indonesia”, University of Groningen, the Netherlands
  • Sofya Postnikova, “Between the Intimate and the Consumer: Changing Perceptions of Personal Media Platforms”, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

14.45 – 15.00   Tea break

15.00 – 16.00   Panel 7: Art and Memories through Home Movies

Chair: dr. Annelies van Noortwijk, University of Groningen

  • Domingo Martinez Rosario, “Contemporary Art Worlds as a Platform of Memory. From Analogue Resources of Memory to Digital Art Display – Walid Raad”, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
  • Carmen Viveros Celín, “Cartographies of Memory through the Audiovisual: Autobiography, Home Movies and Amateur Practices”, Universidad del Norte, Colombia
  • Ishita Tiwary, “Constructing Conjugality: Reading the Marriage Videos in Delhi”, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India

16.00 – 16.30   Closing remarks: Jo Wachelder



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