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Conferences organised

  • Women and Silent Britain, National Film Theatre, 11 November 2006 [co-organiser].
  • Law’s Moving Image Conference, Birkbeck College School of Law and Tate Britain, 2001 [co-organiser].

Conference papers / talks / events [selected]

  • The Projection of Britain: Place and Identity in GPO Films 1933-1945, Chair of ‘Imperial Visions’ Panel, University of Manchester, September 2009.
  • ‘Colonial Documentary Film: A Project on Moving Images of the British Empire’ Visible Evidence XV1, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, August 2009.
  • ‘African Spectatorship: The Boy Kumasenu and the Gold Coast Film Unit’, Re-Modernisation Conference, University of Legon, Accra, Ghana, July 2009.
  • ‘Cinema and Empire: The Prince of Wales Tour 1925’, Visual Empires,Visual Delights IV Conference, University of Sheffield, July 2009.
  • ‘Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire’, 11th Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) International Festival of Ethnographic Film, Leeds, June 2009.
  • ‘Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire’, Africa and the Moving Image: the Role of Libraries and Archives Conference, Standing Conference on Library Materials on Africa (SCOLMA), University of Cambridge, June 2009.
  • ‘Experimental Television at Alexandra Palace: the BBC and its Light Entertainment Programming’, Television, the Experimental Moment: From Invention to Institution 1935-1955 Conference, Institut National de l’Audiovisuel (INA) and Université de Paris 8, May 2009.
  • ‘The History of Human Rights Cinema’, European Inter-University Consortium (EIUC) Cinema and Human Rights Summer School in collaboration with the Venice Film Festival, two-day taught programme, August 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
  • ‘The Eyewitness in Human Rights Film Practices’, EyewitnessThe Documentary Turn in Legal and Visual Cultures, School of Law, Birkbeck, March 2008.
  • ‘Is there a history of human rights cinema?’ MA seminar series, University of Liverpool, October 2006 (invited).
  • ‘The Aesthetics of Entertainment in Early Television in Britain’, ScreenConference, University of Glasgow, July 2006.
  • ‘Preserving a Heritage?’, University of Cape Town, History Department Seminar March 2006 (invited).
  • ‘British Empire and Colonial Film’, Co-op Film Society event, Renoir Cinema, London, January 2006 (invited).
  • ‘The Rise of Documentary’, Bournemouth Lighthouse, March 2005 (invited).
  • ‘Preserving a Heritage?’, Visible Evidence X11, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, August 2005.
  • Panel Respondent on ‘Law’s Moving Image’ Panel, Law, Culture and the Humanities Conference, University of Connecticut, Hartford, March 2004 - organised and chaired the panel.
  • ‘Memories of Television: Oral History methodologies in media history’,Television History Conference, Reading University, January 2004.
  • ‘Designers Talking About Their Memories of Working in Early Television’, Plenary, Screen Conference, University of Glasgow, July 2003 (invited).
  • ‘British Domestic Colonial Photography’, joint paper with Pat Holland,Post-Imperial Conference, Institute of Historical Research, University of London, July 2002.
  • ‘Archive special: British Colonial film: Silent Ethnographic film in Africa’, National Film Theatre, May 2001.
  • ‘Projecting African Life: from the ethnographic exhibitions to early documentary’, FIAF 2001 (International Federation of Film Archives)Conference on Colonial Archive, Morocco, 2001.
  • Introduction to a series of screenings for the Law and Film Season, NFT, October 2000.
  • ‘Writing television history’ IAMHIST (International Association of Media Historians) Leeds University,1999.