Archaeologies of Media and Film, 3-5 September 2014

full name / name of organization: 
University of Bradford / National Media Museum
contact email: 
b.l.roberts@bradford.ac.uk

Archaeologies of Media and Film
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Confirmed Keynotes: Thomas Elsaesser (Columbia), Jussi Parikka (Southampton)

3-5 September 2014, Bradford

An international conference on media archaeology organised and hosted by the University of Bradford and the National Media Museum.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, archivists, curators and artists working in the field that has become known as "media archaeology": an approach that examines or reconsiders historical media in order to illuminate, disrupt and challenge our understanding of the present and future.

We are particularly interested in what media museums and their archives can contribute to media archaeology.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

- theories of media archaeology
- media museums and media archives
- new film history and its impact on film studies
- radiophonics
- remediation
- photography and the archive
- archaeologies of recorded sound
- vintage computing
- software studies
- archaeology of computer and video games
- media ecology
- German media theory
- media art and archaeology
- variantology

The conference invites proposals for individual papers or panels; individual papers should be twenty minutes in length. Proposals of 300 - 500 words should be submitted on the conference website:

http://archmediafilm.org/index.php/arch/arch14/schedConf/cfp

The deadline for proposals is 6 June 2014.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
film_and_television
humanities_computing_and_the_internet
theory