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Roberta Pearson <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 4 May 2010 14:48:13 +0100
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Sorry but there's a mistake in the times below.  The Wednesday session
will be from 2-4.


Roberta Pearson

Professor of Film and Television Studies

Director, Institute of Film and Television Studies

University of Nottingham, UK, NG7 2RD


From: Pearson Roberta 
Sent: 04 May 2010 11:08
To: Film and TV Studies Discussion List; [log in to unmask]
Subject: Robert Allen lectures


Those of you based in the UK may be interested in the following.


Robert Allen, James Logan Godfrey Professor of American Studies, History
and Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina, has been
appointed as a visiting fellow of the Centre for Advanced Studies at the
University of Nottingham. 

Prof. Allen will be giving two lectures on his digital humanities
related projects. All are welcome. 


"Going to the Show": An Experiment in Cultural Archaeology 


Going to the Show documents and illuminates the experience of movies and
moviegoing in North Carolina from the introduction of projected motion
pictures (1896) to the end of the silent film era (circa 1930). Through
its innovative use of more than 750 Sanborn(r) Fire Insurance maps of
forty-five towns and cities between 1896 and 1922, the project situates
early moviegoing within the experience of urban life in the state's big
cities and small towns. It highlights the ways that race conditioned the
experience of moviegoing for all North Carolinians- white, African
American, and American Indian. Its collection inventories every known
N.C. African American movie theater in operation between 1908 and 1963.
Supporting its documentation of more than 1300 movie venues across 200
communities is a searchable archive of thousands of contemporaneous
artifacts: newspaper ads and articles, photographs, postcards, city
directories, and 150 original architectural drawings. 


See the following URL for additional information:


Screening Room, Hallward Library 140 

Tuesday May 18th

10.00am - 12.00pm.



Professor Robert Allen '"Main Street, Carolina": Digital Tools for
Cultural Heritage' 

Main Street, Carolina is a Web-based digital history project will serve
as a resource for local communities around the state. The project
provides a digital platform for museums, historic preservation groups
and other community organizations to build their own history projects,
to see and study their own history in new ways. They begin with the
unparalleled collection of historic city maps in the University
Libraries North Carolina Collection and then add whatever local data
they wish: historical and contemporary photographs, newspaper ads and
articles, architectural drawings, historical commentary, family papers
and excerpts from oral history.

Screening Room, Hallward Library 140 

Wednesday May 19th 

10 a.m. to 12 noon.


You will need a Nottingham ID card to enter the library. If you are from
outside the University and wish to attend please contact Prof. Roberta
Pearson, [log in to unmask]




Roberta Pearson

Professor of Film and Television Studies

Director of the Institute of Film and Television Studies

School of American and Canadian Studies

University of Nottingham





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