UPDATE: Science & Medical Films (8/12/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)
Scientific and medical films: Last call for proposals
Join us at Dallas this November
I am finalising the Scientific and medical films area for the 2006
Documentary Tradition Conference, 8-12 November 2006 at the Dolce Conference
Currently we have the following confirmed speakers and topics:
Gaycken, Oliver, "The School of the Future: Science Documentary and the
Thomas Edison Company."
Ostherr, Kirsten, "Visual Pedagogy in Action: Unhooking the Hookworm (1920)"
Posner, Miriam, "Writing on the Brain: Points of Intersection in
Neurosurgery and Documentary"
Rogers, Naomi, "This picture shall explain the reason why": Sister Elizabeth
Kenny and the Medical Documentary as Scientific Confirmation, 1940-1948"
Boon, Tim, "Films of Fact: The fate of scientific film genres"
I think we are going to have some fantastic sessions and am issuing this
last invitation to anyone who would like to join us explore the rich and
under-researched history of the scientific and medical film.
The original rubric, which I have broadened to respect the interesting
proposals that have come in, is available at:
Please send your proposals (300 words) to me by 12th August.
Please also note I shall be out of e-mail contact until 8th August.
Dr Tim Boon,
Head of Collections, The Science Museum, London SW7 2DD
During sabbatical, available via: timothymboon_at_btinternet.com
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Received on Mon Jul 31 2006 - 23:16:18 EDT