P27b - Colonial Film Archives (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 1h 15m

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Panel 27b - Colonial Film Archives: Interrogations and Interventions

Convenors: Emma Sandon (Birkbeck), Jacqueline Maingard (University of Bristol)

Short abstract: This panel invites contributions from film and audio-visual scholars, researchers, creative practitioners and archivists working in and with colonial film archives as a means of interrogating colonial histories.


  • Medics on the Move on film: tourists, prospectors or witnesses? Medical film archives and three films shot in the Americas 1930-50s from Wellcome Collection, London
    Author: Angela Saward (Wellcome Collection)

  • Voicing Silences in the Colonial Anthropological Archive
    Author: Paul Basu (SOAS)

  • Interrogating Colonial Film: Practice as method
    Author: Jacqueline Maingard (University of Bristol)

  • ‘Unhoming’ Home Movies
    Authors: Alexander Schellow (erg - ecole de recherche graphique Brussels), Anna Seiderer (University Paris 8)

A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom on Monday 22 March, 15:30 - 16:20 UTC. Find the papers’ abstracts and a link to join the live discussion here.

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