Flickering Landscapes Conference - The Image of Migration: Landscapes and People

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March 28, 2019 to March 30, 2019
Florida, United States
Subject Fields: 
Contemporary History, Film and Film History, Geography, Immigration & Migration History / Studies, Borderlands
This conference aims to bring together scholars and filmmakers to address how moving images depict the relationship between place and human migration. We define migration in the broadest terms as any movement of peoples, including migration within nations or across national boundaries. We define place in the broadest terms, including air, land, and sea, and the built environment. Any screen experience relating to the interaction between migration and place is of interest — cinema, television, government and industry promotional films, training films, anthropological films, tourist experience videos, cell phone videos, home movies and non-professional videos, digital media, games, video installations, and other moving image technologies and genres.
The purpose of the conference is to address the depiction of the migrant experience in varieties of moving images and to continue an ongoing dialogue about how migrants and host societies perceive their environments and identities through the lenses of media and popular culture. Themes include but are not limited to: topics relating to the moving images of migrants’ places of origin, their journeys, and the new locations in which they settle. We seek to relate these topics to two key components: the material lives and cultural identities of migrants as contrasted to the material lives and cultural identities of host societies, and the depiction of migration throughout the history of the moving image.
PRESENTED BY: The Center for Humanities and Digital Research, The Nicholson School of Communications and Media, and The Texts and Technology Doctoral Program at the University of Central Florida
SPONSORED BY: UCF Office of Research and Commercialization, UCF College of Graduate Studies, and The Texts and Technology Doctoral Program at the University of Central Florida, The UCF Nicholson School of Communication and Media, and The UCF Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy.
deadline for abstract submissions: 
November 1, 2018
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Dr. Barry Mauer

Director, Texts and Technology Doctoral Program

University of Central Florida

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