Assoc. Professor Mark Williams has been invited to give the inaugural Roger Ebert Lecture at the new Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies at The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Re-Enchanting Our Relation to Film and Media History: A Brief Survey of The Media Ecology Project, on Oct 28, 2022, Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. [LINK]
2022 ROGER EBERT LECTURE
Friday, October 28th, 2022
Re-Enchanting Our Relationship to Film and Media History: A Brief Survey of the Media Ecology Project
From 4-5 p.m., the inaugural Roger Ebert Lecture will be presented by University of Illinois alum Mark Williams (BA '78, LAS), associate professor of film and media studies at Dartmouth College and director of the Media Ecology Project, followed by a Q&A.
Register to join via Zoom.
At 6:15 p.m., join us for a film screening featuring selections from the Civil Rights Newsfilm collection (1950-1980) and other films in the Media Ecology Project.
Williams, director of the Media Ecology Project, is also featured in The Associated Press and the Smithsonian Magazine, about an agreement for Dartmouth to digitize more than 10,000 rare and valuable lobby cards from the silent film era.
In AP News, Silent Films to Live On in Movie Theater Lobby Card Project.
In Smithsonian Magazine, See the Stunning Lobby Cards Keeping Silent Movies Alive.