Thursday, 22 July 2010

Scope on Moving Image Archives

Image from Picturegoer Magazine, archived at the Bill Douglas collection, University of Exeter, as discussed by Lisa Stead in
her article Audiences from the Film Archive: Women's Writing and Silent Cinema.
(Used in accordance with the Original License)
Across the [Using Moving Image Archives] collection, then, scholars ask: how is the archive, as a repository of memory and of the past, used to construct cultural history? What can archives tell us about the formation of particular categories of identity? How can the ephemeral, like the digital, be archived? These are pressing, important questions, and we hope the varied answers here will lead to further reflection and debate upon the place of archival research in the interdisciplinary study of moving images.  From 'Introduction', by Nandana Bose and Lee Grieveson

Film Studies For Free is still catching up with the busy, Summer, electronic educational traffic. Below are links to all the brilliant items in one of the most significant volumes to be published online in its recent absence on holiday: Scope's latest issue on Using Moving Image Archives, edited by Nandana Bose and Lee Grieveson.


Notes on Contributors

Acknowledgements and Introduction by Nandana Bose and Lee Grieveson

Part I: The Archive and the Nation

Part II: The Ephemerality and Textuality of the Archive

Part III: The Televisual and Digital Archive

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