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

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

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

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

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