You are invited to the International Multimodal Communication Centre's seminar talk “New Directions in DH Visual Culture Studies: The Media Ecology Project”. The talk will be given by Professors Mark J. Williams & John P. Bell, of Dartmouth College, USA on Friday 5th of March 2021 at 4-5 pm UK time.
The Zoom link is https://fau.zoom.us/j/94635481416?pwd=Vk1FNzR0K0ROa0ZhOGZzdzVRVVRxdz09
The Media Ecology Project (MEP) is a digital lab at Dartmouth College directed by Prof. Mark Williams that enables researcher access to archival moving image collections and contribution of critical analysis back to the archival and research communities. The Media Ecology Project enables new research capacities toward the critical understanding of historical media and facilitates expanded research context bridging technical, disciplinary, and epistemological boundaries.
MEP’s projects include:
This is a study of the early silent films of the Paper Print collection at The Library of Congress.
This pilot is focused on studying the legacy of documentaries and informational films archived at Films Division in Mumbai, India.
"In the Life" is a historic public television program that assayed the history of gay and lesbian lived experience in the United States. The entire run of that program, plus all of the associated materials involved in the production of that program, was preserved and placed online in Spring, 2015 by the UCLA Film and Television Archive.
Scholars from multiple institutions are using MEP-connected tools to design a broad study of historic newsreels, news film, and newscasts housed in disparate collections including Open Vault at WGBH in Boston, The Moving Image Research Collections at The University of South Carolina, The American Archive of Public Broadcasting, and many others.