Archives of the present − memory work in the making: ‘Transmission from the Liberated Zones’ (Filipa César, 2015)

National libraries, museums, and archives are potential sites for knowledge production and shared memory work, but they tend also to be monuments of state power, of selection and exclusion. ... Read more →

The filmic representation of home in transnational families: The case of ‘I for India’

by Efrén Cuevas In an increasingly globalised world, the phenomenon of transnational families has spanned many countries, raising questions as to the traditional understanding of home, a co... Read more →

The way we watched: Vintage television programmes, memories, and memorabilia

by Helen Piper ‘People die, sure,’ my mother was saying. ‘But it’s so heart-breaking and unnecessary how we lose things. From pure carelessness. Fires, wars. The Parthenon, used as a... Read more →

Kilts, tanks, and aeroplanes: Scotland, cinema, and the First World War

by David Archibald & Maria Velez-Serna The relationship between the First World War and early cinema in Britain is both highly complex and far from predictable. In 1914 the visual styles... Read more →

NECS 2015: Archives of/for the future

The call for papers for the NECS 2015 conference has been announced. The theme is Archives of/for the Future and the deadline is 31 January 2015. Details can be found on the NECS website. Th... Read more →

Archival gambits in recent art: What can an image do?

by Anik Fournier Living Tomorrow (2005) by the artist Linda Wallace is a three-channel, database-driven installation. The artwork’s database consists of sequences taken from the American s... Read more →