Current events, calls and announcements for work on colour, film, tv, screen studies and cultures by and beyond the BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG.

Announcement: Colours and Cultures Conference has been organised by UHA Mulhouse (France), University of Basel (Switzerland) and University of California Berkeley (U.S.A). 13-15 April 2021. The conference programme and registration details are online.

added 9th April 2021

Announcement: A Cultural History of Colour’ Volumes 1-6 will be published by Bloomsbury in June 2021. The series, which is edited by Carole P Biggam and Kirsten Wolf. The series includes a volume on  a Cultural History of Color in the Modern Age which is edited by Anders Steinvall (Umeå University, Sweden) and Sarah Street (University of Bristol, UK).

added 8th April 2021

Call for Contributors: The BAFTSS Colour and Film SIG is looking for contributors to its Notes on Colour blog. If you would like to write a short piece (500-1500 words) on colour, film, tv or screen media as a conference report or a piece on research or archival methodologies then please contact us through the main BAFTSS website.

added 8th April 2021

Announcement: Photography and Its Many Colours: Innovations, Emotions, Activism (online, 14th-15th June 2021). Photographic History Research Centre, Leicester, UK.

Recent scholarship surrounding the development, use, and reuse of colour photography has highlighted the need for more research and debate about photographic colour, in terms of histories, technologies and the emotions they have affected. Long told as merely a triumphalist history of technological achievement, colour photography is steeped as well in controversy, in the re-telling of history, in activism, in politics of individuals, communities and countries. Colour photography, while a boon to some, has been developed and deployed at the expense of others. The PHRC will address themes like:

– Historical and contemporary uses of colourisation
– Emotional and affective responses to colour photography
– Industrial historie
– Activist and political uses of colour in photography
– Colour photography in race and identity politics

added 23 March 2021

CFP: Colour Contrast: Chromatic Connections in Cinema, Special issue of Comparative Cinema Journal. Issue 17. Fall 2021. Colour Contrast is devoted specifically to the uses, effects and experiences of colour with respect to comparative film analysis.  The editors of the Special Issue are Dr Stefan Solomon (Macquarie University) and Dr Albert Elduque Deadline: 30th April 2021.

added 21 December 2020

BAFTSS SIG Newsletter. October 2020. Issue 3. Updates, forthcoming events, reports, CFPs and Funding opportunities for the British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies’ research network of Special Interest Groups. To join a SIG please sign up through the BAFTSS Membership pages. For information on specific events, please contact the SIG conveners.

added 9th November 2020

Announcement: New Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema blog piece on ‘Colour Costume Design’ by Sarah Street. The piece offers intriguing observations on the work of Joan Bridge and Elizabeth Haffenden for ‘Colour Costume Design’ on The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969; shot in Eastmancolor-based DeLuxe). Bridge in particular was more frequently associated with colour consultancy work for British Technicolor films read more

added 25th August 2020

Special Issue: ‘Politics of Colour Media’ Frames Cinema Journal issue 17, Summer 2020.

added 21st July 2020

BAFTSS Special Interest Group Newsletter, Issue 2, May 2020. is now online

Themed Playlist: Rainbow of Colour, University of St Andrews initiative. 30th April 2020.