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 I hope you all enjoyed the conference last week.

Some of you requested information on where they could purchase the Doing Womens Film History T-Shirts as worn by the student helpers and myself.

I am pleased to tell you can purchase these via the online store:-

http://onlinestore.sunderland.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?modid=1&prodid=0&deptid=70&catid=90&prodvarid=12

This offer will only be open until Thursday 28th April 2011.

The conference is being held at the David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter’s Campus, University of Sunderland (see attached campus map)

 

Plane, Train & Newcastle Metro Arrivals

The Metro from Newcastle airport passes through Newcastle mainline railway station on its way to Sunderland central railway station in the direction of South Hylton. For people arriving by train at Newcastle mainline station, the short walk to the Metro is clearly signed.

Once on the Metro, we recommend that you alight at the Sunderland stop, where you will find a taxi rank just outside the station.  You can then go straight to your hotel or guesthouse in Roker, which is a short distance from the St Peters Campus.

There is a Metro stop at St Peters, just before Sunderland, which is a 5 minute walk to the St Peter’s Campus, but it has no taxi rank.

A map of the Newcastle/Sunderland metro is downloadable at:

http://www.newcastlegateshead.com/site/plan-your-visit/maps/metro-map

Roker to St Peter’s Campus

A map is attached which shows you the route from Roker to St Peter’s Campus. This is about a 15-20 minute walk. However, on Wednesday morning (13 April) a minibus service for conference delegates will run from outside the Best Western Roker hotel to the David Puttnam Media Centre between 8.45 and 9.45am.  On Thursday and Friday mornings the service will run between 8.00 and 8.45am.  A full minibus service timetable will be in your delegate pack.

If you are staying at Clanny House and require including in the minibus morning pickup, please phone the minibus provider on 077181 36680.  For information, a map is attached which shows you the route from Clanny House to St Peter’s Campus.

Car parking

There is parking available at St Peter’s Campus. On arrival from Wednesday onwards, park your car, go to the David Puttnam Media Centre foyer and ask for a day voucher which you will need to display in your car. You will need to do this for each day of the conference.

Conference telephone contacts

Media Centre switchboard:            0191 515 2634

Lianne Hopper:                                 0191 515 2082

Christine Gledhill:                            07815 881 130

Julia Knight:                                        0191 515 2653

 

Arrivals on Tuesday 12 April

 

2.00 – 8.00   Conference registration desk will be open for early arrivals in the Foyer of the

David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter’s Campus

 

2.00 – 8.00   Technical consultation will be available for early arrivals in room MC234, David

                                Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter’s Campus

If you arrive by car on Tuesday for the conference registration or technical consultation, please use the visitors car parking bays in the car park between the David Puttnam Media Centre and the National Glass Centre and pay at the machine.  The day passes mentioned above are for the conference days only.

7.30              For those who wish to meet up prior to the conference we will book dinner for 7.30pm in the Italia Restaurant at the Best Western Roker Hotel (Roker Terrace, Sunderland, SR6 9ND). This is not part of the conference package and will cost around £15.00.  PLEASE EMAIL lianne.hopper@sunderland.ac.uk  IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS DINNER BOOKING.

Arrivals on Wednesday 13 April

9.00 – 10.00          Registration & tea/coffee in the Foyer, David Puttnam Media Centre,

 St Peter’s Campus

9.00 – 10.00          Technical consultation in room MC234, David Puttnam Media Centre,

St Peter’s Campus

10.00 -10.30         Conference start: Welcome & Introduction in the Cinema (Room 207, 1st Floor),                                                      David Puttnam Media Centre, St Peter’s Campus

A cloakroom facility will be available throughout the 3 days of the conference in Room MC115

 

PRESENTERS:  Please remember to keep your papers to a maximum of 20 minutes, including any extracts.

 

Arrivals on Thursday 13 & Friday 14 April

8.00        Reception, in the foyer of the Media Centre, St Peters Campus, will be open for later arrivals to register from 8am throughout both days.

9.00        Conference begins at 9am on both days.

Conference finish Friday 15 April

5.30        Conference ends, minibus service to St Peter’s Metro

6.30        For those who are staying in Sunderland on Friday night and wish to meet up we will book dinner for 6.30pm in the Italia Restaurant at the Best Western Roker Hotel (Roker Terrace, Sunderland, SR6 9ND). This is not part of the conference package and will cost around £15.00.  PLEASE EMAIL lianne.hopper@sunderland.ac.uk  IF YOU WANT TO BE INCLUDED IN THIS DINNER BOOKING.

Sally Potter on the set of Yes (2004) Nicola Dove, Eyebox. Photo courtesy of Adventure Pictures

Please note that the Conference starts at 9.00 am Wednesday 13 April and ends 5.30 pm Friday 15 April

Early Bird reduced-fee booking ends 16 March! Thereafter booking fees go up!

To book, please go to:  
Early bird rates are:  
£180 full delegate fee
£100 concession
£60 unwaged
These early bird rates will be available until 16 March.  Prices after 16 March will be:
£220 full delegate fee
£140 concession
£100 unwaged
Please do join us for the conference dinner on Thursday 14 April.  This is charged separately at £30 and can be booked via the URL above.  You will be prompted to make a menu selection when you book and will need to do so to complete the booking and make payment.
If you have any problems booking online, please email onlinestore@sunderland.ac.uk or phone our Revenue Section on +44 (0) 191515 2455.
A full list of abstracts will be posted here shortly.

We now have a rich and diverse programme that includes:

  • 70 papers from 17 different countries,
  • 16 Key Speakers and Roundtable Panelists
  • 2 sessions of screenings
  • 3 special events:

                   Films from the Kinothek Asta Nielsen with Karola Gramann  

               Live musical accompaniment to women’s silent films by Natural Causes

                   Demonstration of Sally Potter’s interactive archive, SP-ARK, with Clare Holden.

The Full Programme is available here.   But keep checking for any last-minute changes.

Travel from London

Sunderland is served by:

1) East Coast trains from London, Kings Cross station to Newcastle, where you change to the Newcastle metro or mainline train to Sunderland – the metro takes about 27 mins.

2) There are also infrequent but direct trains, London Kings Cross to Sunderland, on the Grand Central Line.

3) Domestic and some international flights arrive at Newcastle Airport.

The Newcastle metro runs from the airport, via Newcastle mainline station to Sunderland.  Travel time to Sunderland from the airport via the metro is approximately 52 minutes

4) From Sunderland mainline railway station you can take a taxi to University of Sunderland St Peters Campus where the conference is being held.

Call for Papers Response

The response to our call for papers has been tremendous. We have programmed 70 papers, 35 from UK, 35 from 16 overseas countries including:

Australia

Canada

China

France

Germany

Greece

India

Iran

Italy

Netherlands

Portugal

Slovenia

Spain

Sweden

Turkey

United States of America.

 

Papers are gathered in 4 strands:

1. Women’s Film Historiography

2. Negotiations & Resistances

3. Forms & Aesthetics

4. Women in & out of the Studio

Karen Alexander (Royal College of Art)

Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Film & TV Producer; Young Soul Rebels, Bhaji on the Beach)

Debra Zimmerman (Women Make Movies, New York)
Heide Schlüpmann (Emeritus Professor, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt, author of The Uncanny Gaze)
Sue Harper (Emeritus Professor, Portsmouth, author: Women in British Cinema)
Christine Geraghty (Professor, Glasgow; author: Women and Soap Opera)
Laura Mulvey (Professor, Birkbeck; feminist filmmaker & writer)
Felicity Sparrow (Central St Martins; co-founder of Circles, the women’s film distributor)
Jane Gaines (Columbia University, Women Film Pioneers Project)
Monica Dall’Asta (Bologna University, Women Film Pioneers Project)
Neepa Majumdar (Pittsburgh University, author of Wanted: Cultured Ladies Only: Female Stardom in India 1930s-1950s).
Karen Alexander (Royal College of Art)
Karola Gramann (Kinothek Asta Nielsen, Frankfurt)
Debbie Horsfield (Theatre/TV writer/Producer)
Margo Harkin (Besom Productions, Northern Ireland; Hush-a-Bye-Baby; Bloody Sunday: A     Derry Diary)
Clare Holden (SP-ARK, Sally Potter Archive)
Kate Kinninmont (Women in Film & TV – UK)
Nadine Marsh-Edwards (Film & TV Producer; Young Soul Rebels, Bhaji on the Beach)

Welcome

Welcome to the Doing Women’s Film History conference blog. The conference is being hosted by the Centre for Research in Media and Cultural Studies (CRMCS) and is being organised in conjunction with the AHRC funded Women’s Film History Network – UK/Ireland.

Contact Information:-
Lianne Hopper
The David Puttnam Media Centre
University of Sunderland
Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s Way
Sunderland
SR6 0DD

Email:- wfhconference@sunderland.ac.uk

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