Archive Fever Fridays - Media History Digital Library

When and Where

Friday, January 22, 2021 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm
Online Event


Archive Fever Fridays is an ongoing tour of Film and Media archives that seeks to expand research horizons and encourage work with local film and media materials by forging ties among students, scholars, artists, and archivists in the Toronto and now the global community through online sessions.

Join us this Friday at 4pm EST for the first virtual TFMS AFF. Eric Hoyt will give a "tour" of the Media History Digital Library. You can register for the event through this link.

The Media History Digital Library (MHDL) is a non-profit initiative dedicated to digitizing historic books and magazines about film, broadcasting, and recorded sound. Since its launch, the MHDL has had a transformative impact on the study of film and broadcasting history. The MHDL and Lantern have been recognized with major awards from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies, International Association for Media and History, American Association of School Librarians, Popular Culture Association, and American Culture Association. With countless books, articles, conference presentations, and papers drawing on the collection’s freely accessible books and magazines.

Founder Eric Hoyt will present an overview of the archival database its major collection areas.

Convener: Jessica Whitehead, University of Toronto

Steering Committee for 2020-2021 Co-chairs: Selmin Kara (OCAD) and Kate J. Russell (UofT) • Faculty members: Michael Baker (Sheridan); Kass Banning (UofT); Liz Clarke (Brock); Nathalie Coulter (York); Malini Guha (Carleton); Mark Lipton (Guelph); Scott MacKenzie (Queen’s); Janine Marchessault (York); Katherine Spring (WLU); Elizabeth Wijaya (UofT) • Grad student members: Lani Akande (York); Roxanne Hearn (WLU); Cyrus Sundar Singh (Ryerson); Aaron Tucker (York); Émilie von Garan (UofT) • Postdoctoral members: Jessica Whitehead (UofT) • TIFF: Keith Bennie.

The goals of the Seminar are:

• Encouraging intellectual and collegial discussion among the Cinema and Media Studies scholars in the region.

• Encouraging in-depth scholarly discussion and critical debate.

• Showcasing diverse research methodologies and research fields that address a wide range of cinematic technologies (film, television, video, new media, and other forms of moving image and sound screens).

• Aiming to model collegial and professional academic discourse for graduate students entering the field.

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