Friday, August 06, 2010

CFP: Reimagining the Archive: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era

CFP: Reimagining the Archive: Remapping and Remixing Traditional Models in the Digital Era
November 12, 13, 14, 2010
University of California, Los Angeles, James Bridges Theater

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Symposium - Screenings - Speakers
Opening keynote - Rick Prelinger, archivist, filmmaker, founder Prelinger Archives.

Digitality has radically and dynamically transformed the role of traditional archives and museums as repositories for revered, to-be-safeguarded cultural objects. As de facto archives created by users and industry organizations proliferate online; as the social engagement and complexity of Web 2.0 culture expand; and as expansive copyright regimes entail ever more intrusive forms of monitoring and enforcement, archives' traditional missions of custody and controlled access are being challenged by the new habits and expectations of scholars, researchers, and the general public alike.

We invite archivists, scholars, educators, technology professionals, and artists to submit 500-word abstracts for PAPERS, PANELS, PRESENTATIONS, POSTERS, and DEMONSTRATIONS that explore and examine the wide spectrum of issues influencing and impacting the evolution of archival access, practice, technology, and research in the digital era.

Deadline for abstracts is flexible and proposals will be considered as they are received; preferably before October 1. Abstracts should be submitted to


Organized by:

UCLA Film & Television Archive
UCLA M.A. Program in Moving Image Archive Studies (MIAS) Institut National
de l'Audiovisuel (INA), Paris INA'Sup / European Centre for Research,
Training and Education on Digital Media

With additional support from:

National Digital Information Infrastructure Preservation Program (NDIIPP),
U.S. Library of Congress
Department of Information Studies /
Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA Cinema & Media
Studies Faculty, Department of Film, Television & Digital Media / School of Theater, Film & Television, UCLA
Jaimie Baron and Dawn Fratini