Tribute to Mervyn Heard

Domitor is sorry to have to report the passing of Mervyn Heard, who died November 14, 2017. Mervyn Heard was the leading British magic lantern performer of the past two decades (Domitorians may well have seen his performances). He was a doctor, researcher and…

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Monthly Sessions of the Research Seminar “Literature and Curiosity Shows” (until June 2018)

Literature and Curiosity Shows CNRS THALIM/ARIAS Labex TransferS Research Seminar 2017-2018 Salle Fabri de Peiresc, INHA, Paris Dir. by Patrick Désile & Valérie Pozner Sessions: November 8, 2017, 5-7pm Jean-Pierre Sirois-Trahan « Marcel Proust, les spectacles de curiosité et le cinématographe » December 13, 2017, 5-7pm Corinne Legoy « Sur les traces du…

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Visible Evidence 25 CFP

Dear Domitorians, Given the history of productive exchanges between the Domitor and Visible Evidence communities, please take note of the CFP for Visible Evidence 25 below. yrs., Oliver Gaycken ————————————- Hey everyone,   I’m really pleased to be able announce the Call for Papers for Visible Evidence 25 and the launch of…

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Tribute to Henri Bousquet

Announcement by François Amy de la Bretèque / Avis de François Amy de la Bretèque Dear domitorians, I have just received the notice of death (August 2) from our friend Henri Bousquet that the oldest of us have known well. He was a loyal follower of the…

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Call for paper & screening about Love

Love The 11th Orphan Film Symposium April 11-14, 2018 Museum of the Moving Image, New York Deadline to submit one-page proposals for presentations (15 to 30 minutes) that include the screening of seldom-seen material: August 28, 2017 Scholars, archivists, curators, media artists, preservationists, collectors, and other enthusiasts are invited to come…

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Exhibition on the history of the diorama

Dioramas Palais de Tokyo, Paris 14 June – 10 September 2017 From midday to midnight, except on Tuesdays This exhibition claims that the invention of the diorama in the 19th century represented an “optical revolution, a key moment in the history of performing arts”. It tells the story…

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Exhibition on the history of photographic slides

Slides The History of Projected Photography Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne (Switzerland) 1 June – 24 September 2017 open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11pm – 6pm   The Musée de l’Elysée is presenting one of the first exhibitions devoted to the history of the slide. No prints hanging on the walls this…

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Tribute to Karel Dibbets (1947-2017)

It is with sadness that Domitor shares the news of the recent passing of our colleague Karel Dibbets on May 28th, 2017 at age 70. Karel was a major Dutch film historian whose writings significantly contributed to the study of film history in and of…

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