Call For Posters: BAFTSS Postgraduate Research Poster Showcase. The BAFTSS Executive Committee invites postgraduate members to showcase their doctoral research during the BAFTSS 2020 conference on Rethinking Screen Cultures at the University of St Andrews (16-18 April 2020). We will host a display of research posters in a central space at the conference, and offer a prize of £100 to the research poster that is considered to be most successful by the conference delegates. Our aim is to provide a structured yet comfortable forum for scholarly exchange, while promoting the visibility of the research being conducted within our postgraduate community. Read More…
Closing date: Monday 10th February 2020. Please submit a draft of your poster as an attachment (in PDF format) in the first instance to the BAFTSS Acting Secretary Dr Liz Watkins ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Please include the following details on your poster: your name, University affiliation and email address.
2nd January 2020
Announcement: Fifth International Colour in Film Conference. London. 11th -13th March 2020. The event is co-organised by the Colour Group GB and HTW – University of Applied Sciences Berlin and ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors (University of Zurich) in collaboration with The British Film Institute (BFI) .The event will include screenings, keynote lectures and presentations from international film and colour scholars in the BFI’s – National Film Theatre 3. Registration (£25-£118)
Travel and Accommodation Bursaries (EUR300) for Early Career Scholars and Archivists are offered by the ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors. For further information and to submit an application (short CV & motivation letter) contact PD Dr. Simon Spiegel, Scientific Research Manager, ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors Deadline: 27th January 2020.
updated 27th December 2019
CFP: Frames Cinema Journal Special Issue on The Politics of Colour Media, Issue 17, Summer 2020. Guest Editor: Kirsty Sinclair Dootson. Co-Editors-in-Chief: Ana Maria Sapountzi & Peize Li. Book Review Editor: Patrick Adamson.
Although colour has historically been trivialised as superficial, feminine, cosmetic, and decorative, the 17th issue of Frames Cinema Journal, guest edited by Dr Kirsty Sinclair Dootson, interrogates and celebrates colour as a potent political force. Colour media around the globe, chief amongst them film and television, have established, reinvented, progressed, and aestheticised national, political, social, and cultural profiles, evolving an ideological currency alongside their aesthetic values. This issue of Frames therefore examines the political power of colour media by simultaneously gazing at these intersecting ideological, technical, and aesthetic histories. Precisely because colour does not comprise a single technology or set of visual practices, but a host of interlocking apparatuses and contingent aesthetic principles, we invite submissions that attend to any aspect of chromatic media from around the world. Read More
Deadline for Abstracts (250words) and Bio Notes (150 words): 28th February 2020.
Abstract Decision: 9th March 2020
First Draft Deadline: 27th April 2020
added 27th December 2019
Call for participants in conference panel on ‘Color in Transition’. NECS Working Group in Colour In Film and Media. NECS Annual Conference. 18th- 20th June 2020. Palermo.
Color in Transition conference panel: Color has always been an element in transition, moving in-between the realms of theory, aesthetics, perception and technology, and finding itself in a continuous state of transnational circulation.
For the NECS 2020 conference in Palermo, the NECS workgroup Color in Film and Media wishes to organize one or more panel(s) on color in transition. The topic can be approached from a series of points of view. For instance, in terms of the transnational circulation of color, colorful motifs and discourses or technologies and people connected to color in film and media. Another possible topic is the multifaceted practices of translation, transposition and the reusing of filmic color or colorful elements in contemporary art and media. Furthermore, we also welcome theoretical approaches to color in transition, such as historical poetics, phenomenology, or post-colonial studies.
If you wish to participate in a panel, please do not hesitate to contact us. Deadline: 16th January 2020. Please send to: email@example.com.
If you would like to organize a panel on the topic of color in transition yourself, please let us know so we can streamline our activities and sponsor your panel.
added 12 December 2019
CFP: BAFTSS Postgraduate Research Poster Showcase, BAFTSS 8th Annual Conference, University of St Andrews, 16th-18th April 2020.
The BAFTSS Executive Committee would like to invite postgraduate members to showcase their doctoral research during the BAFTSS 2020 conference on Rethinking Screen Cultures at the University of St Andrews (16-18 April 2020). We will host a display of research posters in a central space at the conference, and offer a prize of £100 to the research poster that is considered to be most successful by the conference delegates. Our aim is to provide a structured yet comfortable forum for scholarly exchange, while promoting the visibility of the research being conducted within our postgraduate community. Read more Deadline: Monday 10th February 2020
22nd November 2019
BAFTSS SIGs Newsletter details of the funding schemes and the past and upcoming events that have been organised by the British Association of Film Television and Screen Studies’ Special Interest Groups 2017-1019.
The BAFTSS Special Interest Groups were initiated in December 2016. Since that time the SIGs have organised research and public engagement projects from symposiums on the Persistence of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, conferences on subjects such as Psychoanalysis, Nationalism and Ideology, film screenings, workshops asking questions such as “Has Documentary Film Failed?” and those that continue to examine the relationship between filmmaking, theory, practice and the Academy.
added 20 October 2019
Darkrooms and Representations: Histories of Photography, Film and Exploration Conference. National Maritime Museum, Greenwich. 2-3 April 2019.
Deadline for abstracts: Closed.
Keynote Speakers: Dr Geir Kløver (Director, The Fram Museum), Dr Lawrence Napper (Senior Lecturer, King’s College London), Bryony Dixon (Curator of Silent Film, British Film Institute) read more.
The role of photography and film has often been relegated to that of illustration, yet its uses – as a visual record, in scientific research, education and travelogues – have been varied and at times ingenious. From experimentation with technologies in extreme environments (telephoto lenses, glass plate negatives, flashlight photography, chrono-photography, photomicrography, cinematography) to the practices that have emerged through ethnographic studies, meteorology, astronomy, oceanology, cartography and the documentation of wildlife, the mediation of photography and film has made otherwise inaccessible geographies visible. Yet, this ‘window’ on to the world is constructed, it is made using materials and techniques which tell a story: from a physical trace of the environment to a record of scientific and cultural practices.
This interdisciplinary conference examines the history of maritime exploration through film, photography and photographers, scientific techniques, artistic practices and in the mediation and display of museum collections for exhibition: from photographic materials and technologies to the darkroom practices that shape visual representations and underpin or counter voyage narratives.
The conference examines the histories, theories and philosophies of photography, film and audio-visual forms which intersect with narratives of exploration: its politics, ideologies (gender, class, imperialism) their subversion and subtexts through to its use in educational and entertainment forms both past and present. Read more
Enquires: Lizelle de Jaeger firstname.lastname@example.org Dr Liz Watkins email@example.com
added 4 August 2019
Announcement: the Fifth International Colour in Film Conference will be held in NFT3, BFI Southbank Tuesday 10th March to Thursday 12th March 2020. The conference is co-organised by Colour Group GB (Dr. Elza Tantcheva-Burdge), HTW Berlin (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ruedel), and University of Zurich (Prof. Dr. Barbara Flueckiger), the fifth edition will highlight the results of the latter’s ERC Advanced Grant FilmColors project.
added 22 May 2019
Announcement: the BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG Report on activities (2016-2018) is available (authored January 2019).
Past Events Organised by the BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG. The Special Interest Group in Colour and Film has organised several seminars, symposia and sponsored panel proposals read more
Past CFPS and Funding. For a list of past Calls for conference papers, publications, funding opportunities and events read more
BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG: Journeys through Colour: experimentation, realism and artifice in non-fiction travel films. Seminar. 18:00-20:00 Tuesday 27th February 2018, Royal Anthropological Institute, London. This public event was sponsored by BAFTSS and the RAI, an independent charity organisation. It is not affiliated with current UCU actions. Speakers: Professor Jeffrey Geiger (University of Essex), Jan Faull (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Liz Watkins (University of Leeds). Introduced and chaired by Dr Natasha Eaton (University College London). Full abstracts, bio notes and photographs
BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG: Colour in Context Symposium. 11:00-18:00 Friday 23rd March 2018. University of Bristol. Key note speaker: Professor Lynda Nead, Birkbeck. ‘Greyscale and Colour: the Hues of Nation and Empire c.1945-60. Abstract
The Colour in Context Symposium was organised in conjunction with a Screening and Workshop event: When the New Wave Came to Bristol: Remembering Some People (Clive Donner, 1962) at the Watershed, Bristol 24th March 2018.