SELECTED Month: December 2011
December 20, 2011

Season’s greetings from EUscreen

Season’s greetings with some of the highlights (and lowlights) of the over 150 Christmas related items on the EUscreen portal: The elegant (1956 from Luce): Franco Morabito and Emma Danieli posing in front of their Christmas tree. The criminal (1962 from RTE): A report on Christmas tree theft from forests in the Dublin mountains. Includes a…

December 12, 2011

CfP: Europe on and Behind the Screens

Contributions are welcome for Volume 2 of the Journal of European Television History and Culture, which is the first peer-reviewed multi-media e-journal in the field of television studies. Call for Papers: Vol. 2 September 2012. Deadlines: 500 word proposals: January 5th, 2012. 2-4,000 word articles: April 1st, 2012. Offering an international platform for outstanding academic research on…

December 5, 2011

From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to September 11

— Book announcement (language of the book: French) Katharina Niemeyer De la chute du mur de Berlin au 11 septembre 2001. Le journal télévisé, les mémoires collectives et l’écriture de l’histoire. Antipodes, Lausanne (Switzerland) 2011, 342p. English title: From the fall of the Berlin wall to September 11. Television news, collective memories and writing of…

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…

December 2, 2011

Business Models for Open Data

On December 1st, Europeana published its second White Paper, The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid: a Business Model perspective on Open Metadata [PDF]. The title, ‘The Problem of the Yellow Milkmaid’, centres on Johannes Vermeer’s iconic painting, The Milkmaid. In a survey Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum found over 10,000 poor, yellowing copies of their great picture online….

December 1, 2011

UK launches EUscreen

On Friday, Dec. 2nd, The British Universities Film & Video Council, together with Royal Holloway University of London, will announce the EUscreen project to the audiences of Great Britain during a conference titled The Key to More Acces. Eve-Marie Oesterlen and Sian Barber will present the project in their presentation, titled: Screening Europe – Europe on Screen. The…