UPDATE: Science & Medical Films (8/12/06; Film & History, 11/8/06-11/12/06)

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Boon Tim
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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
Center, Dallas


l> http://www.h-net.org/~filmhis/conference_events/index.htm


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.


Many thanks,



Dr Tim Boon,

Head of Collections, The Science Museum, London SW7 2DD

During sabbatical, available via: timothymboon_at_btinternet.com

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