Screen Studies Group
Screen and Film Research Methods Today  

Saturday 17 November
Venue: Safra Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Strand Campus, King’s College London

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.

Please use the form below to register to attend.

sSG PhD Training Day: Screen & Film research methods today

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Venue: Safra Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, King’s Building, Strand Campus, KCL 

09:30-10:00 Registration

10:00-10:10 Welcome (Rachel Moore, Goldsmiths)

10:10-11:00 Keynote Address:  Virginia Crisp, Kings College London
I’d Like to See it First in a “Normal” Way’: Researching Audience Resistance to ‘Event’ Cinema

11:00-11:30  Tea & Coffee Break

11:30-12:45  Session 1: Researching Cultures of Production and Reception (Chair: Lucy Bolton, QMUL)

  • Mike Thomas, SOAS (ethnography of production cultures)

  • Eva Cheuk-Yin Li, KCL (interviewing audiences)

  • Joe Attard, KCL (Q-methodology and audience studies)

12:45-13:30 Lunch Break (catered)

13:30-14:00 SSG AGM ­– All welcome

14:00-15:15 Session 2: Challenges of Researching Film, Video and TV (Chair: Lisa Duffy, QMUL)

  • Cathrin Bengesser, Birkbeck (Challenges of researching the TV text)

  • Niles Qi Li, KCL (Researching audience over-titles [danmu] on streaming video)

  • Shakuntala Banaji, LSE (Visual Cultures/Visual Methods)

15:15-15:35 Tea & Coffee Break

15:35-16:25 Session 3: The AV Phd (Catalin Brylla, University of West London)

  • Tony Dowmunt, (Goldsmiths)

  • Joanna Lipper, Vertumnus Productions (University of York graduate)

16:25-16:35 Break

16:35-17:45 Session 4 (Roundtable): Using the Archive (Chair:  Rachel Moore, Goldsmiths)

  • Nikolaus Pernezcky, Goldsmiths (Cinémathèque Française)

  • June Givanni, "June Givanni Pan-African Cinema Archive" 

  • Lennart van Oldenburgh, Goldsmiths (commercial TV news archives, such as ITNSource, AP, and BBC [now handled by Getty])

  • Sarah Currant, Senior Librarian, BFI

17:45-18:30 Reception

18:30-20:30 Film Screening and Q&A (Chair:  Lindiwe Dovey, SOAS)

  • The Supreme Price (Joanna Lipper, 2014, 75 mins).

Free. Registration Required, please use the form below

Terms and conditions

By registering below you are requesting a place on this training programme or selected sessions that form part of the programme. A member of the CHASE team or the workshop leader will contact you in due course to confirm that a place has been allocated to you. 

If you are allocated a place but can no longer attend, please email so that your place can be reallocated. This training is free to attend and events are often oversubscribed with a waiting list. Please notify us of non-attendance (ideally 5 days prior to the workshop/programme) which will help us to reallocate the place.

The training is open to:

  • Doctoral students researching screen related material

Please register here

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