“Researching Cinema in the First World War”Workshop, August 25, 2023, Maynooth University
Friday August 25th 2023
Department of Media Studies, Maynooth University, Ireland
Are you researching a film company, audiences, stars, filmmaking, cinemas, female film pioneers, or any other aspect of cinema in the First World War? Then you know that this type of research while rewarding is also very challenging. With most of the films from this period designated as ‘lost’, much of the contemporary material long discarded as ephemera and paper archives extremely limited it can be difficult to know how to start or where to find information. To help discover which resources are available to scholars of film and cinema in this period the International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST) and Maynooth University, Ireland are hosting a one-day workshop on Researching Cinema in the First World War on August 25th 2023.
See the IAMHIST website for more information.
10.30am-12pm: Welcome and Presentations
Denis Condon, Maynooth University. “Using Newspaper Archives”
Kasandra O’Connell, Irish Film Institute. “Using Film Archives”
Veronica Johnson, Maynooth University “Using Multiple Resources”
Attendees will have the opportunity to discuss their research questions and problems with the speakers in smaller groups.
1-2pm: Lunch (provided)
2-3pm: Visit to the archive
3-4pm: Screening of films from 1918 including and excerpt from the Irish film Knocknagow (Fred O’Donovan, 1918), produced by Ellen O’Mara Sullvian’s Film Company of Ireland.