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Screen and Film Research Methods Today

  • Professor Stuart Hall Building (PSH) LG01 Goldsmiths, University of London (map)

Screen and Film Research Methods Today relaunches the Screen Studies Group annual postgraduate training day.  The day has two major goals.  The first is to bring together all new film and screen studies doctoral students in London and the environs. It will enable network building around shared specialisms beyond your home department.  Second, it will provide foundational training in methods that are relatively new to this field and which home institutions often cannot provide.

This is a one-day session presenting research methods for all new and returning doctoral students. We will address a variety of topics that now concern Screen and Film Studies such as online research, dating mining, social media; live television; installation work; music videos, gaming, AvPhDs, production cultures, media industries, creative practice, and live cinema.  The day will include a panel on archives now available for under researched or previously excluded cinemas and communities.

Lunch and Reception, Richard Hoggart Building (RHB) Refectory

Screen Studies Today

Screen Studies Group Postgraduate Training Day

19 October 2019

Goldsmiths University, New Cross SE14 6NW

Professor Stuart Hall Building, (PSH) L01


9:15 – 9:45: Coffee and registration

9:45   Welcome and Introduction


Keynote Speaker:  Victor Ho Lok Fan (KCL) 

‘Time and Nothingness: Image and Temporality through the Lens of Buddhism’.


Panel 1:  Researching The Historical Spectator Chair: Georgia Brown (QMUL)

Chris Berry (KCL) What Not to Wear During a Cultural Revolution -- Researching Memories of Filmgoing and Dressing During in 1960s and 1970s China"

Tashi Petter (QMUL) Reconstructing Lotte Reiniger

Richard Rushton (University of Lancaster) Designing an AHRC project: Cinema Memory and the Digital Archive'

Sarah Neely (University of Stirling) The story of the reel that went for a swim: cinema memory and the history of the Highlands and Islands Film Guild as narrated through oral history interviews and its surrounding metadata

12:45-2:00:  Lunch and General Meeting  Refectory, Richard Hoggart Building

2:10-3:30, Chair tba

Panel 2: Doing Online Research

Amitabh Rai (QMUL): Ethnography, Digital Media, and Embodied Ethics

Carol Sommer, Visual Artist  ‘I think I’m happy, she thought, but am I real?’ - Instagram and Iris Murdoch

Catherine Johnson University of Huddersfield: ‘Analysing Interfaces: the Case of Online TV’

3:30-4:15, Chair Giulia Bindi (BBK)

Panel 3: Autism through Cinema – a Wellcome Trust Grant’-

Steven Eastwood and Bonnie Evans, both QMUL

4:15-4:45 Coffee break


Roundtable on Cross-disciplinarity Convener:  Keith Wagner (UCL)

Joe Jackson (SOAS)

Richard MacDonald (Goldsmiths)

Ram Baht (LSE)

Rachel Velody (Bristol University)


Reception Refectory, Richard Hoggart Building, Ground Floor

Later Event: 22 October
CHASE Induction