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May 7, 2018

Historicizing Home Movie Practices: Two Complementary Perspectives

Recently, two doctoral dissertations on the home movie as a twentieth-century cultural practice saw the light of day. Tim van der Heijden defended his dissertation Hybrid Histories: Technologies of Memory and the Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies, 1895-2005 at Maastricht University in January. Tom Slootweg followed suit in April, when he defended his dissertation Resistance,…

December 2, 2011

CfP: Media Homes Conference, Amsterdam

Call for Papers – Media Homes: Material Culture in Twentieth-Century Domestic Life Friday June 29, 2012 (University of Amsterdam) During the early‐twentieth century, a raft of media technologies emerged against the backdrop of urbanization, industrialization and rationalization. At the same time, the private dwelling developed into a centerpiece of modern conceptions of everyday life. While the…