DEADLINE EXTENDED: Film & History All Areas! (8/1/17; 11/1-5/17)

Cynthia Miller Discussion



Representing “Home”: The Real and Imagined Spaces of Belonging
The Hilton, Milwaukee City Center
Milwaukee, WI (USA)
November 1-5, 2017

EXTENDED DEADLINE for abstracts: August 1, 2017

Film & History: An Interdisciplinary Journal invites paper and panel presentations in all topic areas for the annual Film & History Conference, to be held November 1-5, 2017, at the Hilton Milwaukee, in Milwaukee, WI (USA).

The 2017 Film & History Conference will explore all aspects of film—from production and distribution to exhibition and reception—that concern the representation of “home.” Perhaps the most familiar image on screen, “home” is a reflection of cultural ideals and a refraction of complex ideologies. It can be the easy site of privacy and belonging or the difficult site of pain and longing. What stories—of nations and ethnicities, of genders and classes, of technologies and economies—do films present in their depictions of “home”?  Is it a historical and ideological anchor, an aesthetic weapon, a psychological escape? When is the representation of "home" a critical doorway into a film, a genre, an artist, or a culture?

In addition, Film & History is delighted to announce that the international premiere of 130 Year Road Trip Live—a live participatory documentary—will be the featured event at our 2017 conference. The film/performance explores the history of spatial planning in Nazi Germany, its understandings of home, nation, and belonging, and its roots in the North American colonial practices of 1883.

Please consult our website ( for current area CFPs and contact information.

Proposals for complete panels (three related presentations) are also welcome, but they must include an abstract and contact information, including an e-mail address, for each presenter. For updates and registration information, see the Film & History website (

Please e-mail any questions to the area chair coordinator:

Cynthia J. Miller

Emerson College