Call for Proposals | ‘Activating the Archive – Audiovisual Collections and Civic Engagement, Global Collaboration and Societal Change’ – Eye International Conference 2023
Submission Deadline: 13 January 2023
Conference Dates: 4-7 June 2023
Conference Location: Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam.
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On 4-7 June 2023, Eye Filmmuseum and the University of Amsterdam will present the 8th Eye International Conference this time with the topic ‘Activating the Archive: Audiovisual Collections and Civic Engagement, Global Collaboration, and Societal Change’.
The annual Eye International Conference is an opportunity for scholars, archivists, curators, filmmakers, students, artists, and film enthusiasts from across the world to gather together and explore contemporary professional and academic issues affecting audiovisual heritage today.
Following the first Activating the Archive conference in 2018, which looked at how audiovisual archives can stimulate people to engage with specific social and political causes, or support the efforts of advocates and activists, this second edition seeks to continue and expand this conversation by asking how audio-visual collections can be used and created as communal resources, through global and local projects and collaborations, from the stage of their inception to that of their re-appropriation, from inside as well as outside the archive. Within this scope, the 2023 Activating the Archive edition is seeking contributions that cut across different fields, practices and regional contexts, to reflect a diverse array of approaches to collaboration and community-based audio-visual archiving.
The 2022-2023 academic year also marks the twentieth anniversary of the Master’s in Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image (P&P), a programme of the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with Eye Filmmuseum, the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision, the Living Media Arts foundation (LIMA), and many other institutions worldwide that have hosted P&P students for their internship. The conference will provide an opportunity to celebrate this milestone