Dartmouth Events

Excavated Footage, US Archives, and Alternative Historiography

A Virtual Workshop Conference, organized by Prof. Mark J. Williams (Film and Media Studies Department ) and Prof. Han Sang Kim (Ajou University, South Korea)

Thursday, March 11, 2021
7:00pm – 12:00am
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Arts, Conferences, Films

During the past decade, emerging scholarship in the fields of history, media studies, qualitative social studies, and area studies have featured new approaches to historiography by excavating, collecting, and analyzing historical film footage and film documentation from archives. However, attention to what new types of historiography will be made possible via archival film footage has rarely been discussed among the scholars involved from diverse geographical and disciplinary backgrounds. This collaborative and international workshop conference aims to establish first steps toward a more comprehensive dialogue among film and media scholars, historians, sociologists, anthropologists, and area studies scholars, regarding their approaches and critiques toward alternative historiography through excavated film footage. A key theme of the conference is to raise questions about the positionality of US archives regarding the hierarchy of global archival knowledge regimes.


For more information, contact:
Film and Media Studies Department

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.