EYE Conference 26-30 May 2018
Special “P&P at 15” Edition. Call for papers 15 December
Activating the Archive
Audio-Visual Collections and Civic Engagement, Political Dissent and Societal Change
Hosted by EYE Filmmuseum
Deadline for submissions: 15 December 2017
The 2017-2018 academic year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the Master’s in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image (P&P), a programme of the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with EYE Filmmuseum, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the Living Media Arts foundation, and others. EYE teams up with the University of Amsterdam and Sound and Vision in organising a special edition of its annual International Conference, to celebrate this milestone.
The conference will serve as a platform for exchange on developments in the fields of audio-visual archiving and presentation. It will consider those developments among others – but not exclusively – from the perspective of those with a connection to the P&P programme. The conference will also be an occasion for P&P alumni to reconnect, and for students and staff of audio-visual archiving and curation programmes worldwide to get in touch and to reflect together on past and future endeavours.
The EYE International Conference 2018 will take place in Amsterdam, from Saturday 26 May to Tuesday 29 May 2018. Participants are also invited to two annual side events: the EYE Collection Day, on Saturday 26 May, and the Open House at the EYE Collection Centre, on Tuesday 29 May.
We are pleased to announce the attendance of three keynote speakers:
Prof. dr. Thomas Elsaesser (University of Amsterdam and Columbia University, NY)
Prof. dr. Julia Noordegraaf (University of Amsterdam)
Prof. dr. Faye Ginsburg (New York University)
In seeking conference submissions, the programme committee will be led by the following questions:
– how can twenty-first century audio-visual collections be turned into truly communal resources, and be mobilised for the common good?
– how can the training of (future) preservationists, curators and programmers contribute towards this goal?