We encourage all sorts of approaches and formats for this experimental, multimedia section. Lengths and formats will be discussed ahead of time with the editorial team. Below are a few general things to keep in mind:
- For text-based posts, please use Chicago style endnotes.
- If your post has images, please send them as separate high resolution jpegs (300-600 dpi). Please indicate in the text where you want them placed and include source information and captions somewhere in your submission.
- If you are embedding videos, please provide the link (videos from official sources such as film archives and distributors are preferred).
- Take advantage of the digital format! Don’t be afraid to hyperlink to relevant articles, websites, resources, and existing WFPP profiles, or embed videos, gifs, and more.
- Any permissions and/or associated fees for the reproduction of copyrighted materials in the post are the sole responsibility of the author. Authors requesting the reuse of copyrighted materials may wish to use the Columbia Libraries’ Media Permissions Form.
- Some suggestions for places with images under free license or in the public domain: Wikimedia Commons, Media History Digital Library, and the Internet Archive.
Tone: In your writing, please try to avoid the authoritative tone of traditional historical writing. We encourage self-reflexivity and direct engagement with your sources, media, and topic in a web-friendly and accessible manner. Overall, the goal of the Projections section is to present creative and digital-friendly approaches to silent film scholarship and feminist historiography, and we urge contributors to think critically about their sources and data, pose questions, and spark discussion.
Format: Lengths are flexible and depend on format and topic. Please submit any text component as a paginated Microsoft Word document using 12-point font. Images should be submitted as high resolution jpegs (300-600 dpi).
Miscellanea: Italicize all book and film titles, as well as trade press and newspaper names; use quotations for article titles, plays, doctoral theses, and songs; follow American English usage (e.g., color, center, recognize), and translate all quotes in another language to English (names of books and films may stay untranslated); set quotations within double inverted commas, quotations within quotations in single inverted commas; and quotations more than six lines long should start on the next line and should be indented.
We encourage posts that utilize and highlight the following resources and tools: The AFI Catalogue, The Programming Historian, and Project Arclight (see also: The Arclight Guidebook to Media History and the Digital Humanities [downloadable PDF]).
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