In association with Sheffield Hallam University (UK)


An International Conference on the themes of the ‘indigenous’ and the ‘exportable’ in film and television culture, July 18-20, 2002


The international trade in film was established in the early part of the twentieth century. By the start of the twenty-first century this has extended to include an increasingly global trade in television programmes and a re-working of the concept of ‘export’ in the era of satellite and the internet. This conference will focus on the cultural dimension of these economic developments ranging from theories of the indigenous to the political economy of culture and from analysis of the development and migration of national cinemas to accounts of the role of cinema and television in national life and minority culture. Paper proposals addressing the themes of the conference are requested from scholars working in the fields of film and media studies, sociology, social and political history, anthropology, art history, law and economics.

Proposals should be no more than 300 words and should include your full contact details, the title of the paper and an abstract of its content. Proposals should be submitted to Sharon Stone, AHRB Centre Administrator, Sheffield Hallam University, School of Cultural Studies, Psalter Lane, Sheffield S11 8UZ, United Kingdom (email: [log in to unmask]).

The deadline for proposals is 15 DECEMBER, 2001. Late proposals may be accepted if there is space in the conference schedule.

The Conference organiser, Professor Sylvia Harvey, can also be contacted at the address above.

The Arts and Humanities Research Board (AHRB) funds research in the UK’s university and higher education sector. The AHRB Centre for British Film and Television Studies (www.bftv.ac.uk) is funded by a consortium of seven universities and by the AHRB for a period of five years, from 2000-2005.

The conference will take place at the Showroom Cinema in Sheffield from 18-20 July, 2002.

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