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

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: ‘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

Report conference ‘Changing Platforms of Memory Practices’
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Report conference ‘Changing Platforms of Memory Practices’

Report conference ‘Changing Platforms of Memory Practices’ As the home movies project draws to a close, the final formal activity of our research group has taken shape in the international conference “Changing Platforms of Memory Practices”, held from 10 to 12 September 2015 at the Van Swinderenhuys in Groningen. With a selection of papers from … Continue reading

Conference Updates
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Conference Updates

The “Changing Platforms of Memory Practices” Conference “Changing Platforms” will be an international meeting on the complex relationship between media technologies, user generations, and mediated memory practices from both a contemporary and long term historical perspective. The conference aims to grasp the technical, social and cultural dimensions and changes in the use of technologies of … Continue reading

Conference registration NOW OPEN!
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Conference registration NOW OPEN!

                Dear participants of the conference “Changing Platforms of Memory Practices”, It is now time to register for our conference in September 10 – 12 September. We believe it will be an exciting conference. Keynotes Roger Odin, “Amateur technologies of memory, dispositifs and spaces of communication” ( Université … Continue reading