TIMECODE: Angels of Mons

Posted April 13, 2015 by mgoodall
Categories: Timecode


‘The Angels of Mons’

David Clarke (Sheffield Hallam University)

Wednesday 29 April, 6pm, D1 Richmond, University of Bradford

2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the birth of the most enduring legend of that conflict, The Angels of Mons. The ferocity of the battle and fear of early defeat encouraged an atmosphere on the Home Front that was receptive to the supernatural. From this cauldron of hope, faith and fear emerged an inspiring story of warrior angels that appeared to save British troops from the German onslaught in Belgium. The legend became part of the folk memory of the war and encouraged those who believed the Allies had divine support on the battlefield.

This talk by Sheffield Hallam University journalism lecturer David Clarke is based upon his book The Angel of Mons (2004). His new book Britain’s X-traordinary Files is published by Bloomsbury/The National Archives.

TIMECODE John Mowitt: ‘Tercer Sonido’

Posted February 10, 2015 by mgoodall
Categories: Timecode


John Mowitt (University of Leeds)

Tercer Sonido: alliterative sound and

the Tercer Cine movement of the 1960s and 70s


Wednesday 25 February 2015, 6pm

University of Bradford

D1, Richmond Building


Tercer Sonido derives from the forthcoming, SOUNDS: THE AMBIENT HUMANITIES, a text each of whose chapters constitutes a sustained meditation on what I refer to as “faint/feint sounds.” An overarching theme, or drone note, is a view of the humanities as a practice of “problem finding,” and in “Tercer Sonido” the problem that concerns me bears on the troubling status of sound, or perhaps even the soundtrack, in the theory and practice of Tercer Cine. Through a sustained discussion of sound in both LA HORA DE LOS ORNOS (the hour of the furnaces/ovens) and the well-known programatic statement by Solano and Gettino, “Toward a Third Cinema,” I consider how a blatant but un-theorized sound might constitute thirdness itself as a sonic property, but one that puts acute conceptual pressure on the sonic as such.


John Mowitt holds the Leadership Chair in the Critical Humanities at the University of Leeds. His publications range widely over the fields of culture, politics and theory. In 2008 he collaborated with the composer Jarrod Fowler to transfigure his book, Percussion: Drumming, Beating, Striking, from a printed to a sonic text/performance, “Percussion” as Percussion. His Radio: Essays in Bad Reception appeared in 2011 from the University of California Press, and his current book, Sounds: The Ambient Humanities, is also forthcoming from California. In addition, he is a senior co-editor of the journal, Cultural Critique.


TIMECODE: Folklore Tapes

Posted January 5, 2015 by mgoodall
Categories: Timecode


David Chatton Barker/Folklore Tapes

Lorecheology (channelling echoes of the past for reanimation)

Wednesday 28 January 2015, 6pm

University of Bradford, John Stanley Bell Lecture Theatre, Richmond Building

Multi-disciplined artist David Chatton Barker will be exploring the possibilities of how echoes from the past can be reanimated in the present through multi-media approaches, to better understand these lost times and by doing so understanding more about ourselves. Drawing upon his work through the Folklore Tapes project David will be discussing this alongside a variety of projections and audio samples as well as showcasing a selection of physical works to interact with.

Folklore Tapes is an open-ended research project exploring the vernacular arcana of Great Britain and beyond; traversing the myths, mysteries, magic and strange phenomena of the old counties via abstracted musical reinterpretation and experimental visuals. The driving principle of the project is to bring the nation’s folk record to life, to rekindle interest in the treasure trove of traditional culture by finding new forms for its expression. Over the past three years the project has produced over twenty limited-edition releases, completed a well-received national tour, and overseen numerous installations, exhibitions and bespoke live events. Folklore Tapes contributors include members of Broadcast, Clinic and Andy Votel among their number.

TIMECODE Media and Stateless Nation: The Case of the Kurdish Media

Posted November 25, 2014 by mgoodall
Categories: Timecode


Dr Janroj Keles (Middlesex University)

Media and Stateless Nation: The Case of the Kurdish Media

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 6pm

University of Bradford

Horton D0.23


The national media plays a crucial role in creating “unified fields of exchanges and communication”, forming a shared national identity. It contributes a sense of belonging to a particularity and  reproduces a shared collective history, culture and language.  Since the 80s, the rapid development of communication technology has contributed to the exchange of information and resources along with multiple participation in socio-cultural and political activities across the borders of national states. This has led the end of the ethnic centred nation states’ information monopoly over their subordinated ethnic/national groups. The use of media by the stateless nations such as the Kurds has received little attention in the literature. The rapid development of satellite and internet technology created a Kurdish imagined political community. This talk will focus on Turkey’s battle with the Kurdish media to prevent the Kurds both internally and internationally from creating an alternative way of imagining peoplehood. The talk will address the way in which Kurdish media in Europe and in Turkey use words, images, symbols to challenge the Turkish state’s hegemony. Moreover, Kurdish media contribute to forging Kurdish oriented multiple identities in Turkey and the diaspora.


Janroj Keles is a Research Fellow in the Business School at Middlesex University. He specialises in media, identity and representation, nationalism, racism, minority attitudes to use of information/communication technologies, trans-national migrant communities, transnational media and transmigrants (Kurds and Turks in Germany, the UK and Sweden), media and ethnic conflicts, Kurdish – Turkishethno-national conflict, religious identities, asylum and refugee issues,industrial relations and ME groups in the UK and visual research.

Media and Conflict Interchange 2014

Posted August 26, 2014 by dx57
Categories: Uncategorized

The October 2014 line-up has been announced

Audience at Media and Conflict Interchange

All the screenings start at 2pm in the Pictureville and each film is followed by a free discussion with expert speakers from The University of Bradford and beyond.

  1. The Wind Rises – Monday 13, 2pm
  2. Leave To Remain – Tuesday 14, 2pm
  3. Still the Enemy Within – Wednesday 15, 17.45pm 
  4. Leviathan – Thursday 16, 2pm
  5. Night Will Fall – Friday 17, 2pm

Full film details on IMBD. Please join us on the Facebook group for more updates.   Speaker details will be confirmed soon.  Please check back for updates.

TIMECODE: Jean-Luc Godard’s Sauve la vie (qui peut): A Reconstruction

Posted April 16, 2014 by mgoodall
Categories: National Media Museum, Timecode

Godard - SLV(QP)2

Michael Witt

‘Jean-Luc Godard’s Sauve la vie (qui peut): A Reconstruction’


Wednesday 7 May, Cubby Broccoli Cinema, National Media Museum, 6pm


This film is a reconstruction by Michael Witt of a ‘special edition’ of Jean Luc-Godard’s 1980 film Sauve qui peut (la vie) (aka Slow Motion), created by Godard in Rotterdam in 1980. Godard interspersed five extracts from his own film with clips from four other classics. The film has subsequently been almost forgotten but Michael Witt has produced a digital reconstruction drawing on archival research, including examination of the original reels of film that Godard used.


Michael Witt is co-director of the Centre for Research in Film and Audiovisual Cultures at University of Roehampton in London. He is co-editor of several books on French film including Jean-Luc Godard: Documents; The French Cinema Book and For Ever Godard. His recent book Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian has been awarded the 2014 Limina Award for the Best International Film Studies Book.


The screening will be preceded by a talk by Michael Witt.



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

Posted March 25, 2014 by benlr
Categories: Uncategorized



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.