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Cynthia Miller <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:24:45 -0400
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2008 Film & History Conference
Film & Science: Fictions, Documentaries, and Beyond
October 30 - November 2, 2008
Chicago, Illinois
FINAL DEADLINE: August 1, 2008
The final deadline for submissions to all areas of Film & History's upcoming conference is fast-approaching!  Submissions must be received no later than August 1, 2008, in order to be considered for inclusion in the program. 
Whether your area of interest is Scientists (mad or sane), Special Effects (visual or sound), Adaptations, Westerns, Wars, or Race, there is an appropriate area for presenting your work. A comprehensive listing of areas available for participation appears at the end of this message.
In addition to over 40 areas of scholarly interest represented at the conference, our featured speakers will include:
*  Wheeler Winston Dixon, author of Visions of the Apocalypse, Disaster and Memory, and Lost in the Fifties: Recovering Phantom Hollywood
*  Sidney Perkowitz, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Physics at Emory University and author of Hollywood Science: Movies, Science, & the End of the World
*  And our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Roger D. Launius, Senior Curator at Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum, and former Chief Historian at NASA.
The conference will also include a ceremony to celebrate the transfer to its new home at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, featuring Film & History's founder, John E. O'Connor, and former Director and Editor-in-Chief, Peter C. Rollins
Areas available for participation and presentation include:
* Animals
* Animation, Atomics, and Anticipation
* Apollo Program
* The Atomic Age
* Bioethics
* Cinematic Extraterrestrials
* Code-breaking: Low and High-Tech Whodunnits
* Comparisons in Non-Fiction Science Films and Television
* Corporate, Educational, and Industrial Films
* Darwin and the Evolution-Intelligent Design Aftermath
* David Cronenberg
* Different Bodies: Disability, Impairment, and Illness
* Doctor Who
* Environmental Documentaries
* Explorers and Exploration
* The Future of Genocide and Repression
* German Science Fiction Films
* Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings
* Hollywood's Physicians
* The Intrusion of Technology
* Is Resistance Really Futile?
* Military Science
* Monsters, Mad Scientists, and Men from Outer Space
* Nature and the Environment in Feature Films
* Pedagogy/Methodology
* Race and Science Fiction
* Reinactments
* Science Fiction in British Film and Television
* The Science of the Kill
* Science Fiction from Literature to the Screen
* The Science of Special Effects
* Scientific Icons
* Shakespeare and Technology
* Sounds of the Future: Music and Effects in Film
* Sportive Performance
* Steven Spielberg
* Surveillance and Control
* Time Travel
* Virtual Reality and Gaming on Film
* Westerns and Science Fiction
* Women in the Sciences
For further information, individual calls for papers, and registration information about the upcoming meeting, see the Film & History website (, or contact Cynthia Miller at [log in to unmask]


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