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Archaeologies of Media and Technology Research group

Media Archaeology in the Cinema Museum: PhD seminar and discussion Event

Time:
14:00 - 15:30
Date:
31 October 2018
Venue:
PGR study room/studio, East Building, WSA

For more information regarding this event, please email Professor Jussi Parikka at J.Parikka@soton.ac.uk .

Event details

From History to Literature, Design to Philosophy, Art History to Film Studies, archival research has been central to scholarship in the arts and humanities. In recent years, media archaeology has recast the archive as both a resource and a concept, questioning which objects and texts it might collect, and what kinds of knowledge it can offer. Media archaeology digs up the relationships between technical objects and documents and the intangible operations of power, discourse and imaginaries that constitute their materiality and conditions of possibility. In this seminar, Seth Giddings and Jussi Parikka will take Seth’s recent research in the Bill Douglas Cinema Museum’s archive of cinematic and pre-cinematic toys as a case study to explore the philosophy, practicalities and possibilities of media archaeological archive research. Seth will be showcasing some interesting discoveries from the archive and they will lead a discussion about the collections in relation to media archaeology and working with archives.

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