The GSSN is bringing together postgraduate researchers from around the UK and Germany for an exciting workshop that combines practical sessions and seminar discussions for the workshop Moving Image Research and the Transnational Archive. 

Over the course of three days, participants will explore questions of archival preservation, digitisation and remediation in a transnational context, as well as undertaking research trips to the BFI Reuben Library and the BFI Stephen Street. Download your programme here.

Professor Dagmar Brunow (Linnaeus University) will open the workshop with the keynote lecture, “Circulating Audiovisual Memories: Archival Strategies of Curation” and Dr Grazia Ingravalle (Brunel University London) will open day two with “Whose film heritage? Mining Britain’s Colonial Film Archive”. Seminar discussions led by leading film researchers from around the UK will consider questions of film distribution and the archive (Dr Martin Brady and Dr Franziska Nössig [KCL]), and exile film heritage (Julia Eisner [KCL] and Tashi Petter [QMUL]).  

The workshop forms part of a German Screen Studies Network (GSSN) research project, Circulating Cinemathe Moving Image Archive as Anglo-German Contact Zone. Funded by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), the project considers archival holdings that have a place to transnational and global film and cinema histories, but that find themselves neglected in archives committed to the retrieval, preservation and remediation of national film heritage.

The workshop is organised by Professor Erica Carter (KCL), Dr Elizabeth Ward (University of Hull) and Anja Rekeszus (KCL) is generously funded by the DAAD and BAFTSS.