War, Representation and Documentary – A Post-graduate Conference (extended deadline) University of Sussex 11-12th July 2008.
This conference will combine research presentations with historical and production based workshops to give researchers a better idea of both how documentary footage has and can be used by historians and how post-graduate researchers might translate their own research into documentary.
This conference will:
• encourage engagement with issues of production in documentary sources,
• develop methodological approaches that historically and critically evaluate documentary evidence
• and discuss the implications of disseminating academic research through the medium of documentary.
The conference will also include a series of workshops on documentary production, research and
presentation and an opportunity to explore the pitching and commissioning process.
We are soliciting papers in three forms
1) Twenty minute research papers
2) 10 minute presentations on the use of a particular documentary source.
3) Practice pitches of research projects to a team of media professionals.
Papers are invited on topics relating to the representation of war in documentary form. Topics might include (but are not limited to) representations in documentary film and still photography; multimedia and blogging; citizen journalism; representations of the 'war on terror'; histories of documentary and war representation; life history and documentary; the individual and collective experience of war; representations of violence or trauma; ethical issues relating to documentary representation.
Please submit an abstract of 250 words and a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by 19th May 2008 (extended deadline). For further information please see our website: www.sussex.ac.uk/history/wrd .
This conference is organised by post-graduates for post-graduates in collaboration with the University of Brighton and the Centre for War, Representation and Society at the University of Sussex.
University of Sussex
East Sussex, BN19RH
01273 606755 7675
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