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

Exhibition ‘A century of home cinema: from projector to smartphone’ (visual report)
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Exhibition ‘A century of home cinema: from projector to smartphone’ (visual report)

A Century of Home Cinema: from Projector to Smartphone (visual report) 27 May-30 October, 2016 Limburgs Museum, Venlo From the first home movies to vlogs on YouTube: since the advent of portable movie cameras (from 1910 onwards) people have tended to film the first steps and stumbles of a baby, parties, holidays and everyday family … Continue reading

Exhibition ‘Homeless Movies’ in Ghent
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Exhibition ‘Homeless Movies’ in Ghent

Homeless Movies 26 June-15 January, 2016 House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life, Ghent, Belgium HOMELESS MOVIES brings an ode to home movies, once recorded in a private family sphere meant to built a family memory. Both inside and outside of museum House of Alijn, Museum of Everyday Life in Ghent, Belgium the experience of watching home movies … Continue reading

Upcoming: two exhibitions on ‘home movies’
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Upcoming: two exhibitions on ‘home movies’

This year, two museum exhibitions will be organized around the theme of ‘home movies’ in the Netherlands and Belgium. From May 27 till October 30, 2016 the Limburgs Museum, based in Venlo, organizes an exhibition on a century of ‘home cinema: from projector to smartphone’. The House of Alijn, the Flanders Museum of Everyday Life based … 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

Hands On History: Exploring New Methodologies for Media History Research
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Hands On History: Exploring New Methodologies for Media History Research

8-10 February 2016 Geological Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD “Media Scholars and Amateurs of All Countries and Disciplines, Hands-on!” * Recent years have witnessed a growing turn to experimental historical research in the history of media technologies. In addition to archival investigation and oral history interviews, historians and enthusiasts are increasingly uncovering histories of … Continue reading