Doing Women’s Film and Television History V: Forming Histories/Histories in Formation

20th-22nd May, 2020, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland
The fifth biennial Doing Women’s Film & Television History conference invites proposals from researchers and practitioners engaged in the exploration, uncovering, archiving and dissemination of women’s roles in film and television, as well as wider media, both in the past and today. The theme of this conference - ‘Forming Histories/ Histories in Formation’ – aims to foreground issues pertaining to the production, curation and archiving of women’s histories in film and television as well as the methods for, and approaches to, producing and shaping these histories as they form.  We invite papers that can provide added richness to the theme of ‘Women in Film & Television’ in The UK and Ireland and further afield.  Please see the call for papers for further detail.

About Women’s Film and Television History Network

WFTHN focuses on British and Irish women working in the UK/Ireland or abroad and on overseas women working here. It is affiliated to Women & Film History International and encourages British and Irish contributions to international initiatives such as the Women Film Pioneers Database, the biennial international Women and Silent Screen conferences and the women’s television conference, Consoling Passions. WFTHN is not based in a single institution but collaborates with a range of professional and academic organizations, archival collections and websites relevant to women’s filmmaking and television production such as the Women and Silent British Cinema (WSBC) website, Screenonline, the British Film Institute, The Women’s Library, WiFT (UK) and so on.

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