CFP: Visible Evidence XIV

Visible Evidence XIV
Bochum, Germany
December 18-22, 2007

Hosted by the Krupp professorship for the history and theory of documentary forms at the University of Bochum, together with the Haus des Dokumentarfilms Stuttgart, and dokumentarfilminitiative NRW, Visible Evidence XIV marks the first time that the conference takes place in Germany.

Bochum is home to one of Germany’s main research universities. Since 2004, the media studies department at the Ruhr University houses the Krupp professorship for the history and theory of documentary forms. With a particular focus on the study of images of industry, the Krupp professorship puts a strong emphasis on research in new areas of the study of documentary.

This year’s conference will address current issues in documentary filmmaking as well as questions of documentary and history, documentary images in museums and art contexts, and documentary images and science (among others).

We invite panel and paper proposals on all topics and current issues relating to documentary film and filmmaking.

As in previous years, the conference program will include preconstituted panels as well as a number of panels reserved for open call papers. Panel proposals should be submitted by May 15. Notification of acceptance will follow shortly thereafter. Panel chairs will then be asked to convene their panels through individual calls for papers until June 30. Calls for papers for accepted panels will be distributed through the Visible Evidence mailing list by the conference organizers. Open call paper proposals should be submitted by June 30. Final notification of acceptance will follow in the first week of July.

Please submit proposals by e-mail to vinzenz.hediger@rub.de .

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