CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: First EUscreen International Conference on Content Selection Policy and Contextualisation

Date: 7-8 October 2010.
Location: Casa del Cinema. Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1, Rome, Italy.

The EUscreen best practice network is hosting a two-day international conference on content selection policies and contextualisation in the audiovisual domain. It will be held in Rome on 7 and 8 October 2010. The conference will focus on contextualisation of audiovisual material. Attendance is free, but pre-registration is compulsory as the number of seats is limited. The complete programme is published here.

The first conference day begins with a keynote speech by Professor. Andrew Hoskins, Professor of Cultural Studies at Nottingham University. The day will continue with plenary sessions by Dr. Lilian Landes, scientific co-ordinator of the recensio.net project at Bavaria State Library and Dr. Alec Badenoch, from Utrecht University. The afternoon programme includes three case studies and a keynote speech lecturer and filmmaker Professor. Johan Söderberg.

The second conference day will be devoted to two half-day workshops. The first workshop will focus upon creative reuse of archive material. Peter B. Kaufman, president of Intelligent Television, will talk about ‘Unlocking Audiovisual Value’ through reuse. His keynote speech will be followed by four case studies (from INA, Sound and Vision, VRT and ELTE).

The central topic of the second workshop is ‘selection criteria and success indicators for large-scale AV digitisation programmes’. It begins with a keynote address from Professor. John Ellis, Professor of Media Arts at Royal Holloway, University of London, and will be followed by case studies from the BBC, DR, Memoriav and Sound and Vision. Both days also include panel discussions.

Make sure to register in time, as there are only a few tickets left.

More information can be found here.

Book review by Berber Hagedoorn of A European Television History.

By Wietske van den Heuvel

Berber Hagedoorn has published a book review of Jonathan Bignell & Andreas Fickers’ ‘A European Television History’ in the Dutch journal ,  ‘Tijdschrift voor Mediageschiedenis‘. The book has been the first collective result of the European Television History Network (ETHN), and is also the first European project that researches the European television history from a comparative perspective.

“European Television History brings together television historians and media scholars to chart the development of television in Europe since its inception. The volume interrogates the history of the medium in divergent political, economic, cultural and ideological national contexts.

  • Taking a comparative approach to the topic, the volume is organized around a set of common questions, themes, and methodological reflections.
  • Deals with European television in the context of television historiography and transnational traditions.
  • Case study chapters written by scholars from different European countries to reflect their specific areas of expertise. “ (From: Wiley.com)

Hagedoorn works as a PhD researcher at Utrecht University, one of the founders of the ETHN and co-ordinator of EUscreen. As a researcher, Hagedoorn is closely involved in the contextualisation of EUscreen content. In her review, she has also referred to EUscreen in relationship to ‘A European Television History’.

Acces the review here

More information about the book

First EUscreen International Conference on Content Selection Policies and Contextualisation

Date: 7-8 October 2010.
Location: Casa del Cinema. Largo Marcello Mastroianni 1, Rome, Italy.

EUscreen has organized a two-day conference on content selection policies and contextualisation in the audiovisual domain, to be held in Rome on October 7 and 8 2010. The conference will focus on contextualisation of audiovisual material, especially in the academic field. The conference programme is still under construction, but the first day includes a plenary session focussing on contextualisation of audiovisual material with keynotes and presentations of use cases. The second day comprises two workshops: one on European IPR legislations in the audiovisual sector and the impact on the exploitation of audiovisual and television archives, and one on best practices and guidelines for digitising  audiovisual heritage. Attendance at the conference is free but online registration is required.

Confirmed speakers

  • Prof. Andrew Hoskins, Professor of Cultural Studies at Nottingham University on media, digitization and memory.
  • Dr. Lilian Landes, scientific co-ordinator of the recensio.net project at Bavaria State Library on creating a European Open Access infrastructure for historical reviews.
  • Dr. Alec Badenoch, from Utrecht University on Making Europe, virtual exhibits on European cultural heritage.
  • Johan Söderberg, lecturer and filmmaker from Sweden on using and reusing archival material in his works, like the series “Read my lips”.
  • Dr. Tibor Hirsch, from Film Studies at ELTE University on using digitized material in a creative way to help students understanding the language of film and television.
  • Dr. Andreas Fickers, from the Art and Social Sciences at Maastricht University on audiovisual source critique in the age of the web 2.0.
  • Peter B. Kaufman, President and executive producer of Intelligent Television. He is also the author of “Marketing Culture in the Digital Age: A Report on New Business Collaborations between Libraries, Museums, Archives, and Commercial Companies”.
  • Prof. John Ellis, Professor of Media at Royal Holloway – University of London.

More information about the conference can be found here.

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