Archive • January 2011

What Illness Looks Like

posted January 17, 2011

Campaign poster (ca. 1960) promoting the benefits of the booster shot to increase the efficacy and longevity of vaccinations. It combines the aggressive image of a rocket, a significant Cold War icon of both nuclear defense and space exploration, with the benign affect of Wellbee, a contemporary health mascot. Courtesy of Historical Collections of the Alaska State Library.

Thanks to a small band of advocates, the fields of medical and public-health history have been paying increasing attention to the visual – to the vast assortment of still and moving images that illustrate and in many cases constitute those histories. In a new book, Imagining Illness: Public Health and Visual Culture (University of Minnesota

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The Poet of British Film

posted January 13, 2011

Today in the Shorts section of Moving Image Archive News, Keith Beattie describes how he prepared his study of the British director, Humphrey Jennings (1907-1950), who has been described as the foremost poet of British cinema for his documentary films of Britain at peace and war.

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The Poet of British Film

posted January 13, 2011

humphrey-jennings

The British director, Humphrey Jennings (1907-1950), has been described as the foremost poet of British cinema for his documentary films of Britain at peace and war, and for a range of representational approaches that transcended accepted notions of wartime propaganda and revised the strict codes of British documentary film of the 1930s and 1940s. Jennings,

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Categories: Shorts

Metabolic Studio Seeks Digital Archivist

posted January 10, 2011

Metabolic Studio is looking for a digital archivist. Metabolic is a project of the Annenberg Foundation led by Lauren Bon an artist and director of the Foundation. Located in a warehouse in downtown Los Angeles, the Studio is a multi-disciplinary study of issues related to culture, sustainability, and health at the intersection of art and

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NFPF Grants

posted January 10, 2011

The National Film Preservation Foundation has invited proposals for its Avant-Garde Masters film preservation grant program. Interested archives should register by March 25 2011. The final applications are due April 29 2011. The grants, made possible by The Film Foundation, support the preservation of a film or films by a single filmmaker or cinematic movement

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Digital Archives Professor with a Difference

posted January 9, 2011

San Jose State University’s School of Library & Information Science is seeking an assistant professor of library and information science with an unusual condition: The successful applicant will teach online and be able to work from wherever he or she likes. The successful candidate will teach, develop courses, and conduct research in any of several

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Jobs, Jobs, and More Jobs

posted January 9, 2011

Northeast Historic Film Seeks Media Specialist Northeast Historic Film, an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1986 in Bucksport ME to preserve and make available moving images of interest to the people of northern New England, is looking for a full-time media specialist for a 12-month grant-funded position working on two projects: Moving Images 1938-1940: Amateur

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National Society of Film Critics Heritage Awards

posted January 8, 2011

National Society of Film Critics Heritage Awards

The National Society of Film Critics has announced its annual awards – voted by film critics, naturally enough – and as always included a slate of honorees in its “Film Heritage” category, to recognize the efforts of archives and archivists. Listed with the winners are the archives that restored the films, as reported by Dennis

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Categories: Shorts

Internship at Blood Audio & Video

posted January 8, 2011

George Blood Audio and George Blood Video, in Philadelphia, a leading provider of audio and video digitization for preservation, has invited applications from graduate students in archives, library, or similar areas of study for its 2011 Summer Internship, which will last for six or eight weeks. According to an announcement posted by the company, candidates

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Northeast Historic Film Offers Fellowships

posted January 8, 2011

Northeast Historic Film, an independent nonprofit organization founded in 1986 in Bucksport ME to preserve and make available moving images of interest to the people of northern New England, is offering its 2011 William O’Farrell Fellowship, which is awarded to an individual engaged in research towards a publication, production, or presentation based on moving-image history

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