City (as) Archive symposium June 8th 2017


The Sheffield Centre for Research in Film (SCRIF)

and The Centre for Archival Practices (CAP)

Joint Symposium

Thursday 8th June 2017 9.30am-3.30pm

The University of Sheffield, Humanities Research Institute


9.30-10am                            Arrival and Registration

10am-11am             Keynote Speaker:  Prof. Owen Evans (Edgehill University)

‘Berlin, Palimpsests of a Great City’


11am-12pm                 Panel 1 (Chair: Jonathan Rayner)


  1. The Palimpsestic City:  Prof Sue Vice and Dr David Forrest (University of Sheffield)


  1. The Australian City as Gothic Archive: The Last Wave and Heat Wave:  Dr Jonathan Rayner (University of Sheffield)


12pm-1pm                                     Lunch


1pm-3pm                     Panel 2: (Chair: Julia Dobson)


  1. Going to the Gaumont: Programming and Attendance at the Gaumont Cinema, Sheffield 1947-1958: Dr Sheldon Hall (Sheffield Hallam University)


  1. Geographies of the Ersatz: Authenticity and the European city in HBO’s Game of Thrones: Daniel Clarke (University of Sheffield)


  1. Handbags, Sex and Death – Prostitution in Contemporary East Asian cinematic urban space: Dr Kate Taylor-Smith (University of Sheffield)


3pm                                                    Plenary Discussion


3.30pm                                              Close