Latest Issue of “Synoptique” about Moving Image Archival Training

SYNOPTIQUE : An Online Journal of Film and Moving Image Studies 6:1 Institutionalizing Moving Image Archival Training: Analyses, Histories, Theories   To speak of moving image archiving as a professional field with practitioners who have completed vocational training is a recent phenomenon. Numerous specialized degrees emerged since the…

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Jean-Baptiste Massuet, Cartoons in Filmland (book in French)

This book (“Cartoon in Filmland”) explores the early encounter between animation and live-action. The historical analysis of this tumultuous relationship demonstrates that these two modes of representation have not always been so different from each other. It leads to a better understanding of the…

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Nico de Klerk, Showing and Telling: Film heritage institutes and their performance of public accountability (Wilmington, DE: Vernon Press, 2017))

Showing and Telling is an academic study portraying how publicly funded film heritage institutes account for their mandate in their public activities. It does that by inspecting and evaluating public presentations and visitor information about these presentations. The research was done by juxtaposing two…

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Alberto Gabriele, The Emergence of Pre-Cinema: Print Culture and the Optical Toy of the Literary Imagination (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016)

The Emergence of Pre-Cinema: Print Culture and the Optical Toy of the Literary Imagination by Alberto Gabriele The book investigates the dispersed emergence of the new visual regime associated with nineteenth-century pre-cinematic spectacles in the literary imagination of the previous centuries. Its comparative angle ranges from…

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New Annual Review about Photography History

Transbordeur – Photographie, histoire, société / Nr. 1 “Musées de photographies documentaires” Edited by Estelle Sohier, Olivier Lugon & Anne Lacoste   Transbordeur is a new annual review about photography history, edited by Christian Joschke & Olivier Lugon. Instead of a strictly aesthetical approach to photography, Transborder aims to…

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New Publication about Pathé Engineers’ Notebooks (1906-1927)

Recherches et innovations dans l’industrie du cinéma: les cahiers des ingénieurs Pathé (1906-1927) Edited by Jacques Malthête and Stéphanie Salmon With contributions by Benjamin Alimi, Camille Blot-Wellens, Saïd Chaouni, Iris Deniozou, Clair Dupré la Tour, François Ede, Rodolphe Gahéry, André Gaudreault, Anne Gourdet-Marès, Frank Kessler, Laurent…

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