Archive for March 2014

[CFP] Archaeologies of Media and Film, 3-5 September 2014

March 25, 2014



Archaeologies of Media and Film

Confirmed Keynotes: Thomas Elsaesser (Columbia), Jussi Parikka (Southampton)

3-5 September 2014, Bradford

An international conference on media archaeology organised and hosted by the University of Bradford and the National Media Museum.

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers, archivists, curators and artists working in the field that has become known as “media archaeology”: an approach that examines or reconsiders historical media in order to illuminate, disrupt and challenge our understanding of the present and future.

We are particularly interested in what media museums and their archives can contribute to media archaeology.

Topics may include (but are not restricted to):

– theories of media archaeology
– media museums and media archives
– new film history and its impact on film studies
– radiophonics
– remediation
– photography and the archive
– archaeologies of recorded sound
– vintage computing
– software studies
– archaeology of computer and video games
– media ecology
– German media theory
– media art and archaeology
– variantology

The conference invites proposals for individual papers or panels; individual papers should be twenty minutes in length. Proposals of 300 – 500 words should be submitted on the conference website:

The deadline for proposals is 6 June 2014.


March 6, 2014


Monday 31 March 2014, 6pm, Action Zone, National Media Museum

Richard Jobson is one of the most fascinating and innovative contemporary British film directors. Jobson began his career as singer with angular New Wave group The Skids. He then became interested in art and formed the experimental rock group The Armoury Show. Jobson became fascinated by the cinematic and made records of poetic/filmic soundscapes for the cult Belgian record label Les Disques Du Crépuscule, inspired by the writings and films of Marguerite Duras. His first feature 16 Years of Alcohol (2003), was a cult hit. Based on his novel of the same name, it told the harrowing story of a violent, dysfunctional upbringing tinged with the hope of redemption.

More recently he has explored the haunting nature of military conflict in The Somnambulists (2012) and the fictional world of the ghost story with A Woman in Winter (2006). In this talk he will discuss his career and his recent experiments with innovative new film technologies.
How to book

Tickets are free but you must book in advance by calling the museum Box Office team 0844 856 3797 or email