New book: Materializing Memories
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New book: Materializing Memories

Project members Susan Aasman, Andreas Fickers and Joseph Wachelder have edited the book Materializing Memories: Dispositifs, Generations, Amateurs, published by Bloomsbury Academics. About Materializing Memories A multitude of devices and technological tools now exist to make, share, and store memories and moments with family, friends, and even strangers. Memory practices such as home movies, which originated … Continue reading

Tim van der Heijden interviewed about current ‘retro-trend’
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Tim van der Heijden interviewed about current ‘retro-trend’

Project member Tim van der Heijden was interviewed by journalist Clemens Panagl for the Austrian newspaper Salzburger Nachrichten about the current ‘retor-trend’, in which Vinyl, cassette tapes, photo filter-apps with ‘nostalgic’ 1970s look have become increasingly popular. Read the interview (in German) here: https://www.sn.at/kultur/allgemein/ein-trend-spult-die-zeit-zurueck-28301230 Continue reading

EUscreen blog post: ‘Historicizing Home Movie Practices’
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EUscreen blog post: ‘Historicizing Home Movie Practices’

Project members Tim van der Heijden and Tom Slootweg recently published a blog post on the EUscreen blog. In the post, they explore how their recently finished dissertations provide a complementary perspective on studying and historicizing home movies as family memory practices. You can read the full blog post here: http://blog.euscreen.eu/2018/05/historicizing-home-movie-practices-two-complementary-perspectives/   Continue reading

Special issue on ‘Video History’ edited by Susan Aasman and Tom Slootweg
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Special issue on ‘Video History’ edited by Susan Aasman and Tom Slootweg

Project members Susan Aasman and Tom Slootweg (University of Groningen) edited a special ‘video dossier’ for TMG—Journal for Media History. In the editorial to the video dossier, ‘A very short video history,’ the authors invite Dutch media historians to delve deeper into the history of video. Whereas media historians abroad tend to acknowledge its multifaceted … Continue reading

New publication: ‘Regeneration’
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New publication: ‘Regeneration’

Project coordinator Jo Wachelder published his article ‘Regeneration: Generations Remediated’ in the recent issue of Time & Society. Abstract This paper proposes a model for a dynamic and constructivist perspective on generations. To study synchronous, contemporary interrelations between technology, media and generations, many different methodologies are available. Yet many historical, diachronic studies are marred by flaws and … Continue reading

New publication: ‘The Introduction of Ciné-Kodak’
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New publication: ‘The Introduction of Ciné-Kodak’

Project member Susan Aasman (Groningen University) published her article “The Introduction of Ciné-Kodak: ‘The Long-Awaited Answer’” in the volume Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as Research Laboratory, edited by Giovanna Fossati & Annie van den Oever, published by Amsterdam University press & EYE Filmmuseum. Abstract This essay charts the introduction of the early Ciné-Kodak 16mm equipment … Continue reading

New publication: ‘Imagining the User of Portapak’
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New publication: ‘Imagining the User of Portapak’

Project member Tom Slootweg (Groningen University) published his article ‘Imagining the User of Portapak: Countercultural Agency For Everyone!’ in the volume Exposing the Film Apparatus: The Film Archive as Research Laboratory, edited by Giovanna Fossati & Annie van den Oever, published by Amsterdam University press & EYE Filmmuseum. Abstract In this contribution the author offers a … Continue reading