Check out this upcoming London film festival celebrating female short-film makers.
Check out this upcoming London film festival celebrating female short-film makers.
CFP: The Born Digital and Cultural Heritage, 19-20 June, 2014, Melbourne
(The CFP has recently been updated to include information on an optional technical proceedings, for people who would like to pursue this ahead of the conference. We are also excited to announce Henry Lowood as a confirmed keynote speaker. Read his speaker profile at playitagainproject.org/conference/call-for-papers/speaker-profile-dr-henry-lowood)
Whilst many artefacts today are produced, distributed and consumed solely in digital form, this situation is not completely new. Artefacts from previous eras have also been ‘born’ digital. The advent of micro- or home computers in the mid-1970s and 80s, for instance, saw a range of digital artefacts produced, amongst them digital games, demos, and other early software. These objects are complex and interesting as are the preservation challenges they pose. To issues of hardware and software deterioration are added characteristics such as real-time responsiveness, highly-invested fan communities, and the earliness with which decisions about significance and preservation strategies must be arrived at. Games preservation is emerging as an experimental domain where some of the thorniest issues in born digital cultural heritage are confronted. No longer a niche endeavour limited to those who played titles ‘back in the day’, developments in games preservation and related fiel
ds are of relevance to many different cultural forms, their scholars and custodians. Playability also creates interest in and enlivens the preservation message, making it easier for non-specialists to grasp.
We invite proposals for papers, panels, and workshops for an international conference on The Born Digital and Cultural Heritage, to be held at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Melbourne, 19-20 June, 2014. Recognising that born digital artefacts often require multiple sets of expertise, we are keen to receive proposals from researchers and practitioners in the range of disciplines, spheres of practice and institutional contexts concerned with born digital heritage. This includes libraries, archives, museums, galleries, moving image institutions, software repositories, universities, and more besides. Proposals might be theoretical, practical, policy, or otherwise oriented. Case studies of innovative practices, papers based on research with born digital artefacts, and new institutional approaches are equally welcome.
Possible topics include:
* Born digital histories
* Born digital items as cultural heritage
* Changing notions of the collection
* Vernacular digitality
* Selection, appraisal, deposit
* Jurisdictions, overlaps, gaps
* Resourcing, funding, partnerships
* Archiving of media arts, architecture, broadcasting, etc
* Relation of born digital preservation to digitisation programs
* Inter-agency cooperation, federations and networks
* Models of collaboration, outside experts, volunteers
* Access and exhibition
* Legal issues, intellectual property, orphaned works, legal deposit
* Workforce, capacity building, training
* New preservation and conservation techniques
* Case Studies and Best Practices: Processes, Metadata, Systems,
We hope you will join us to engage with research and practice in those fields which underpin such critically important matters as the accessibility of born digital cultural heritage, now and into the future.
This conference is organised by the Play It Again team, a games history and preservation research project focused on microcomputer games created in 1980s Australia and New Zealand. Play It Again is a multidisciplinary project involving scholars from Humanities, Computer Science, and Law from several Australian and New Zealand universities, working collaboratively with cultural heritage professionals at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, the New Zealand Film Archive, and the Berlin Computerspiele Museum. Play It Again received 3 year project funding (2012-14) under the Australian Research Council’s Linkage Projects scheme.
There will be a separate cultural sector workshop on the 18th June at Melbourne University, at which the Play It Again team will be sharing some of the learning from the project.
To propose a paper, please send an abstract of 300 words, plus keywords and references, and a brief author biography email@example.com Abstracts are due 15 November, 2013.
Publication: It is anticipated that there will be at least one publication following the conference. Authors who would like their full conference paper to be considered for publication in a proceedings before the conference – in the Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology series – must follow a separate set of timelines and processes during the Call for Papers period.
Abstract submission deadline: 15 November 2013
Paper submission deadline: 29 November 2013
Author notification: 28 February 2014
Camera-ready paper due: 4 April 2014
Instructions for Authors (for the CRPIT Proceedings only): Papers should be no more than 10 pages in length, and conform to the formatting instructions for the Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology series. Resources for authors:
Each paper will undergo double-blind review by at least two reviewers. Papers will be judged on originality, significance, technical quality, and relevance to the conference. Accepted papers will be included in the proceedings of “The Born Digital and Cultural Heritage conference”, to be published by the Australian Computer Society in the Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology serieshttp://crpit.com. Submission of a paper will be regarded as an undertaking that, should the paper be accepted, at least one author will attend the conference to present the work. The proceedings are included in the ACM digital library and indexed on Scopus and DBLP.
Date: Tuesday 10 December 2013
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speakers: Natalie Hanman, Lola Okolosie, Dr Tracey Reynolds
Chair: Dr Sadie Wearing
This panel will interrogate current representations of feminism in the media and share suggestions about avenues of intervention.
Natalie Hanman is the editor of Comment is Free at theguardian.com. Lola Okolosie is a writer, teacher and prominent member of Black Feminists. Tracey Reynolds is a reader in social and policy research at London South Bank University.
Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEfeminism
This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis.
October 12th 2013 at the British Library
A day of dialogues between Women’s Liberation activists and younger feminists.
Today Britain is experiencing a resurgence of feminist activity. From online activism to protests at the impact of government policies, women are on the march again. What is the relationship between this new feminism and the Women’s Liberation movement of a generation ago?
On October 12th the British Library will host a day of discussion on the British women’s movement. Inspired by the new ‘Sisterhood and After’ oral history archive at the BL, women’s liberationists will be talking about their experiences as feminist activists with younger women who are working on the history of second-wave feminism.
In sessions on race, sexualities, reproductive choice, the rise of women’s history, and class and work, we will both celebrate and critically examine British feminism and its legacies. There will be lots of time for audience members to pose their own questions and provide their own memories of the time, so we encourage anyone with an interest to attend. The day will close with a question: what now for the women’s movement?
For a full programme, please see below.
Tickets will be £15 for the day (£5 concession). Pre-booking is essential, through the British Library’s Box Office, which can be accessed online (https://boxoffice.bl.uk/), via telephone (+44 (0) 1937 546 546), or in person at the Information Desk at the British Library.
This event is organized by Sarah Crook (firstname.lastname@example.org), Signy Gutnick Allen (email@example.com) and Laura Schwartz (U of Warwick). Please email Sarah or Signy with any questions about the event.
Find the History of Feminism Network at http://historyfeminism.wordpress.com/ and on Twitter @HistFemNet
I just got word of an awesome exhibition and programme of events coming up next month ‘Re-Introducing Oshun,’ engaging with re-imaginations of black women’s bodies, truths and sexualities. I’ve copied in the press release below. Check it out!
07-17 October 2013, Shinobare Studios, 1 Andrew Road, Hackney, E8 4QL
17 October 2013, Lyric Hammersmith, 1 King Street, W6 0QL
‘Re-Introducing Oshun’ is an interdisciplinary exhibition that re-imagines black women’s bodies as sacred places of beauty, intimacy and love through the Yoruba deity, Oshun. Hosted by Yinka Shinobare, MBE and funded by the Arts Council, it culminates in an evening of live performances at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Featuring an all female collective working within the mediums of movement, visual arts and poetry, ‘Re-Introducing Oshun’ demystifies the omnipresent gaze placed on black women’s bodies by, “creating images of black women that look, talk, feel and love like us and in doing so presenting our own truths.”
‘Re-Introducing Oshun’ opens at Shinobare Studios from Monday 07 – Thursday 17 October 2013. The live event takes place at Lyric Hammersmith from 8pm on Thursday 17 October; tickets are on sale now at, http://www.lyrichammersmith.co.uk.
I’m so proud of my partner Nuria Querol who has been working on an exhibition in Spain for the past year drawing together themes of sound, archives, hauntings, and reproduction technologies in connection with India in contemporary works of art. Check it out, info below. It’s a beautiful show.
Curators: Núria Querol and Nida Ghouse.
This exhibition invites its audience to consider an early history of sound reproduction technology and its arrival in India. It explores the implications of these technologies, alongside certain colonial legacies, through works of contemporary art. In opening up the archives of early commercial and ethnographic recording expeditions, the show comprises bodies that hear, images that speak, and aural histories that reverberate with our present times.
The artists featured are Lawrence Abu Hamdan (1983, lives and works in London), Shilpa Gupta (1976, lives and works in Mumbai), Susan Hiller (1940, lives and works in London), Dipna Horra (1974, lives and works in Ottawa), Rashmi Kaleka (1957, lives and works in Delhi), Robert Millis (1966, lives and works in Seattle), Yashas Shetty (1978, lives and works in Bangalore), Kiran Subbaiah (1971, lives and works in Bangalore) and The Travelling Archive -Moushumi Bhowmik and Sukanta Majumdar- (started 2003; 1964 and 1977, live and work in Calcutta).
How does the History of Feminism Inspire Current Thinking in Manchester?
Saturday 8 March 2014
Call for Papers
From The Village and David Bowie’s Suffragette City to Femen activists and Pussy Riot, the suffragette legacy is everywhere in modern culture.
As part of the Manchester Wonder Women events celebrating International Women’s Day 2014, this one-day conference seeks to bring together academics, artists, politicians and activists to present and speak about how their work is affected by the suffragette legacy of feminism.
Welcoming academic papers, feminist theory, dance, music or other, this one-day conference wishes to bring together different people to reflect on the important, but often complex, legacy of the suffragettes. Within an interdisciplinary context we wish to explore if, how and why the movement still matters in politics, academia, the arts and other aspects of modern Manchester.
Papers or submissions are welcome from any background, but special consideration will be given to anyone who directly engages with the Manchester history of the women’s movement.
Send your proposed paper, project or idea to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 October 2013 at 12pm. We will let you know if you have been successful by 1st November.
If your work has a particularly visual or performance element, do send us lots of details about it. We are hoping to display related materials, objects and artworks, so any visual output is welcome in the planning stages.
Deadline: 15 October 2013 at 12pm
Contact info: email@example.com
Venue: People’s History Museum, Left Bank, Spinningfields, Manchester, M3 3ER
Fee: £25/ £15 (concessions, students or unwaged – proof required) bursaries may be available in the Autumn