Home Movie Day 2012

On Saturday the 20th October the worldwide annual Home Movie Day took place. In the Netherlands the two mayor players in audio-visual archiving,  the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision (Beeld & Geluid) and the EYE Film Institute Netherlands, organised their respective Home Movie…

Dag van de Amateurfilm 2012

On Friday September 28th the annual ‘Amateur Film Day’ takes place during the Netherlands Film Festival. This year’s theme: ‘congratulations’. The theme of ‘Congratulations’ allows the Amateur Film Day to celebrate several anniversaries and milestones in the field of amateur film, among…

Summer School: ‘Everyday appropriation of technology’

Between 20-25th of August, 2012 a Summer School on ‘The Everyday Appropriation of Technology” is organized by Maastricht University and TU Darmstadt. Location: Waldemar Peterson House in Riezlern, Austria. “The present diffusion of so-called smart phones illustrates the main topic of the…

Turkowski’s ‘Margarete’ at Noorderzon 2012

“During performing arts festival Noorderzon (Groningen, The Netherland) Polish performer Janek Turkowski offered  a surprisingly small and intimate filmic refuge from the predominantly big and spectacular main programme. His Margarete evokes a time long gone, on the other side of…

RMeS Summer School: Media in transition

From June 25th-29th, 2012 the RMeS Summer School took place at Utrecht of Groningen. Theme: “Media in transition“. “Traditionally, research in the Humanities focuses on textual artifacts. Media scholars, whether they come from historical, cultural, literary, film or journalism studies,…

NECS conference 2012

From 21. June – 23. June, 2012 the Network of European Cinema Studies (NECS) conference took place in Lisbon, hosted by the New University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra. This year’s theme: “Time Networks: Screen Media and Memory”….

Home movies Prince Charles

In a tribute by the Prince of Wales to his mother, never-before-seen footage of the British Royal family was disclosed. The footage, including home movies of and by the Queen herself, has been used for a BBC documentary celebrating Queen…

Time-lapse home movies

On April 16th, 2012 the Dutch filmmaker Frans Hofmeester uploaded his time-lapse clips in which he portrays his children Lotte (12) and Vince (9) in their growing up process. These films, which may also be labeled ‘time-lapse home movies’, immediately…

RMeS Winter School: Media/History

From January 30th to Friday 3rd, 2012 the RMeS Winter School took place at Utrecht University. Theme: Media/History. “The RMeS Winter School 2012 will discuss issues in Media History and Media Historiography in a series of seminars and workshop sessions…

Kick-off: home movies project

On the 24th of February 2012 a ‘kick-off’-meeting of the NWO-funded research project “Changing Platforms of Ritualized Memory Practices: The Cultural Dynamics of Home Movies” took place in the Limburgs Museum in Venlo, the Netherlands. The meeting brought together project members,…